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Nominate Danville projects for the 2010 Design Awards

Original post made on Aug 31, 2010

The Town of Danville's Design Awards are back and they are looking for nominees in the two categories: Outstanding Commercial Design and Outstanding Public/Semi-Public Design.

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Aug 31, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Will there be an award for "design most lacking in imagination", or for the ugliest structure?
If so, I have several to nominate.

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Posted by Hal
a resident of another community
on Aug 31, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Dear Dolores,

Among Vince and others that are bringing funding to the rejuvenation of Danville business district, this concept of an award is somewhat confusing. The reality for investors in trust funding, that will rejuvenate properties in Danville, is designs have to be very carefully presented and not made public. At risk is any change to the decaying corridor, Love Lane to Sycamore, in the minds of the few that are part of Danville government-allied organizations who would create public noise against needed changes and evolution of anchor retail and hospitality.

Clearly, like Alamo, Danville's business district has to change or simply decline into extinction. Walnut Creek has uniquely combined old town north of Mount Diablo Blvd into the overall expansion of anchor retail and highly-attractive shopping and hospitality.

I am among Danville neighbors that believe this award will recognize those designs the decay the attraction to Danville businesses. Let's ask for all opinions.


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Posted by jrm
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Aug 31, 2010 at 8:55 pm

jrm is a registered user.

Is it too late to nominate the White House and adjacent restoration (Love House? Not sure) they did a great job!....and right across the street from the worst in town...that wretched Balfour Building

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Posted by Rose
a resident of Danville
on Sep 1, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Your absolutely right jrm! The restoration of the "White House" was first class! Even to the lovely white rose trees. It was a joy, and still is, to observe the care and respect shown to one of our historical homes.

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Posted by jrm
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Sep 1, 2010 at 11:05 pm

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Thanks for the second, Rose....I would hope that will determine that property is "duly nominated"...Mr. Bailey, try as I might I have no clue as what you were trying to communicate in your thread.

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Posted by Hal
a resident of another community
on Sep 2, 2010 at 8:34 am

Dear Dolores,

At the request of funding associates with trust investments in Danville, let me inform your readers that my comments posted were directed at governments and government-allied groups in Danville and were not specifically for EXpress readers' review. If any reader would like explanation of my commentary, they may contact me confidentially through CDSI Member Information,

Harald A. Bailey
Technology & Markets Development
CIRCA Development Services (CIRCA/ds)
Member, CDSI Research Fellowship

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