Affordable Housing Finance is pleased to announce the finalists of its seventh annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the nation’s best developments of 2010-2011.

The finalists will be featured in the July/August issue of Affordable Housing Finance, and then the winners of each category as well as one overall winner will be selected by the subscribers of the magazine and its e-newsletter during online voting between July 13 and Aug. 12.

    Family Finalists:

  • Columbia Parc at the Bayou District in New Orleans; developed by Columbia Residential and The Bayou District Foundation of New Orleans
  •  Frazier Courtyard Homes in Dallas; developed by Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
  •  Ivy Terrace in Van Nuys, Calif.; developed by Abode Communities
  •  Peninsula Station in San Mateo, Calif.; developed by MidPen Housing Corp.

    Green Finalists:

  • Branch of Hope Apartments in Chicago; developed by Interfaith Housing Development Corporation of Chicago
  • Lexington Farms Subdivision in Jerseyville, Ill.; developed by Capstone Development Group
  • Silver Gardens Phase 1 in Albuquerque, N.M.; developed by Romero Rose, LLC
  • Vintage Oaks Senior Apartments in Citrus Heights, Calif.; developed by USA Properties Fund, Inc.

    Historic Rehab Finalists:

  • Courthouse Lofts in Kansas City, Mo.; developed by The Alexander Co.
  • Historic Lofts of Waco High in Waco, Texas; developed by Archetypes, LLC, Sari & Co., and Fitch Development Group
  • The Minnesota Building in St. Paul, Minn.; developed by Sand Cos., Inc., and MNB Development, LLC
  • Riverside Plaza in Minneapolis; developed by Sherman Associates Development, LLC

    Master-Planned/Mixed-Use Finalists:

  • Markham Gardens in Staten Island, N.Y.; developed by The Domain Cos., The Arker Cos., and Neighborhood Housing Services of Staten Island
  •  The Rockwood Building in Gresham, Ore.; developed by Human Solutions, Inc.
  • Villard Square Grandfamily Milwaukee in Milwaukee; developed by Gorman & Co., Inc.

    Preservation Finalists:

  • Kukui Gardens in Honolulu; developed by EAH Housing and Devine & Gong, Inc.
  • NYCHA Federalization in New York City; developed by New York City Housing Authority
  •  Temple Landing in New Bedford, Mass.; developed by Preservation of Affordable Housing and United Front Development Corp.

    Rural Finalists:

  • Foss Creek Court in Healdsburg, Calif.; developed by Eden Housing
  • Mackinaw Retirement Village in Celina, Ohio; developed by RLH Partners, Inc.
  •  Northwood Place Apartments in Ketchum, Idaho; developed by Vitus Development, LLC
  •  Vineyard Green Apartments in Greenfield, Calif.; developed by Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association, Inc.

    Seniors Finalists:

  •  The Coronet in San Francisco; developed by BRIDGE Housing Corp.
  • Medford Senior Residences in Medford, N.J.; developed by Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, Inc. and Conifer Realty, LLC
  • North Hills Highlands Phases I and II in Pittsburgh; developed by Ralph A. Falbo, Inc., and Pennrose Properties, LLC
  •  SEASONS at Compton in Compton, Calif.; developed by LINC Housing

    Special-Needs Finalists:

  • The Commons at Buckingham in Columbus, Ohio; developed by National Church Residences
  • Fairmount Apartments in Oakland, Calif.; developed by Affordable Housing Associates
  •  Johnston Center in Milwaukee; developed by Mercy Housing Lakefront
  • Renaissance Uptown Lofts in Denver; developed by Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
  • True Colors Residence in New York City; developed by West End Intergenerational Residence

    Urban Finalists:

  • 3Tree Flats in Washington, D.C.; developed by JAIR LYNCH Development Partners, AHD, Inc, and Stratford Capital Group
  • Bishop’s Creek Family Housing in Milwaukee; developed by CommonBond Communities with Bishop’s Creek Community Development Corp.
  •  Oak Hill Jackson Brickstones in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; developed by Hatch Development Group
  • Ten Fifty B in San Diego; developed by Affirmed Housing Group