Affordable Housing Finance is pleased to announce the finalists of its 11th annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the nation’s top developments of 2014-15. 

The 34 finalists in nine categories were selected out of 112 nominations. New this year to the Readers’ Choice Awards is the public housing redevelopment category.

The finalists will be featured in the July/August issue of Affordable Housing Finance and online at, and then magazine and e-newsletter subscribers will select the winners of each category as well as one overall winner during online voting between July 13 and Aug. 14. Voters must be valid subscribers as of July 1.

Family Finalists:

  • Cathedral Gardens in Oakland, Calif.; developed by EAH Housing
  • Northside Housing Initiative II in Milwaukee; developed by Gorman & Co.
  • Sage Park Apartments in Los Angeles; developed by BRIDGE Housing Corp.
  • Woodrow Wilson Commons in Long Branch, N.J.; developed by Pennrose Properties and Maestro Community Development Corp.

Historic Rehab Finalists:

  • A-Mill Artist Lofts in Minneapolis; developed by Dominium
  • DePaul Carriage Factory Apartments in Rochester, N.Y.; developed by DePaul Properties
  • Lloyd House in Menominee, Mich.; developed by The Woda Group
  • Parkview Place in Anderson, Ind.; developed by Episcopal Retirement Homes Affordable Living and The Model Group
  • Tabor Grand Hotel Apartments in Leadville, Colo.; developed by Overland Property Group

Master-Planned/Mixed-Use Finalists:

  • COMM22 in San Diego; developed by BRIDGE Housing Corp. and MAAC Project
  • MetroTowns at Parkside, The Linda Joy and Kenneth Jay Pollin Community in Washington, D.C.; developed by Pollin Memorial Community Development, a joint venture between Enterprise Homes and the Abe Pollin Estate
  • Shops and Lofts at 47 in Chicago; developed by The Community Builders (residential) and Skilken and Troy Enterprises (commercial)

Preservation Finalists:

  • Azusa Apartments in Azusa, Calif.; developed by Community HousingWorks
  • The Lakewoods Apartments in Dayton, Ohio; developed by Millennia Housing Development and Eternal Housing Fund
  • Renaissance Gateway Apartments in Baton Rouge, La.; developed by Community Development, Inc., and 4321 Associates

Public Housing Redevelopment Finalists:

  • Bristol Commons and Lenox Green in Taunton, Mass.; developed by Trinity Financial and Taunton Housing Authority
  • Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative in Chicago; developed by Brinshore Development and Rebuild Foundation
  • Landings at Cross Bayou in St. Petersburg, Fla.; developed by Norstar Development USA and Pinellas County Housing Authority
  • Rush Crossing in Trenton, N.J.; developed by Pennrose Properties and Trenton Housing Authority

Rural Finalists:

  • Downtown Terrace in Petersburg, Ind.; developed by Flaherty & Collins Properties, J. Higgs Development, and Pike County Progress Partners
  • Meadow Park Apartments in Clinton, Ind.; developed by Herman & Kittle Properties and Little Italy Festival Town, Inc.
  • Seton Village in Emmitsburg, Md.; developed by Homes for America

Seniors Finalists:

  • Berrellesa Palms in Martinez, Calif.; developed by Resources for Community Development
  • Chimes Terrace in Johnstown, Ohio; developed by National Church Residences
  • Town Hall Apartments in Chicago; developed by Heartland Housing and Center on Halsted
  • Vera Haile Senior Community in San Francisco; developed by Mercy Housing California

Special-Needs Finalists:

  • The Courtyard in Fort Wayne, Ind.; developed by Stop Childhood Abuse and Neglect, Inc., and Biggs TC Development
  • Metro East 99th Street in New York City; developed by SKA Marin
  • Uptown Lofts on Fifth in Pittsburgh; developed by ACTION-Housing
  • VanKeuren Square in Syracuse, N.Y.; developed by Housing Visions

Urban Finalists:

  • 12th Avenue Arts in Seattle; developed by Capitol Hill Housing
  • Celadon at 9th and Broadway in San Diego; developed by BRIDGE Housing Corp.
  • Hope Manor II in Chicago; developed by Volunteers of America of Illinois and Volunteers of America
  • Monsenor Romero Apartments in Washington, D.C.; developed by National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corp.