Local Retail Marketplace Wins 2020 ULI Award – Commercial Construction & Renovation
Commercial Construction & Renovation reported that the Urban Land Institute (ULI) named one of Dowdle’s projects, L&L Market, a winner of the 2020 ULI Nashville Excellence in Development Awards. One of three development projects from around Nashville selected as winners in the small, private sector category, L&L Market was recognized for its transformation into a popular destination to eat, shop and exercise.
Dowdle worked with Southeast Venture Design to bring to life L&L Market owner Tamay Ozari’s vision of turning the 100-year-old property into a mall. The goal was to create an atmosphere akin to New York’s Chelsea Market or Napa’s Oxbow Public Market.
In the article, Commercial Construction & Renovation quotes Southeast Venture Design Project Architect Kevin Liegibel saying, “It is truly a one-of-a-kind building – its character sets it apart. Simply being a part of this project and seeing the L&L Market transform from its previously dilapidated condition to what it is today has been a truly rewarding experience. Receiving the ULI award takes it a step further, recognizing the time and energy that all involved team members put into creating the finished product.”
As the article notes, the “ULI Nashville Excellence in Development Awards program celebrates the creativity and vision in land use and real estate development, which reflects exemplary design, sustainability and commitment to community, among other criteria. The award entries were judged on criteria that support ULI’s commitment to best practices in the use of land and leadership in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
“For decades, ULI has set the standard in recognizing outstanding real estate development projects and visionaries in urban development. ULI awards programs are highly selective and prestigious, and winners and finalists benefit from wide recognition among influential leaders in real estate and urban development-related fields.”
L&L has been a special project for Dowdle. Not only does it highlight our adaptive reuse/restoration work in Nashville, but we’ve gone on to complete build-outs within the space for several tenants, including Culture + Co., Bold Patriot Brewing Co., Happily Grey, Collective 615, CycleBar, Alchemist Salon and Daphne Home.
Read the full story in Commercial Construction & Renovation here.