Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo has announced that the A.T. Lewis and Rio Grande Lofts in Denver, CO has received the National Trust/HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.
The award was presented in recognition of excellence in advancing the goals of historic preservation while providing affordable housing and expanded economic opportunities, particularly for low- and moderate-income people.
"We agree with the opinion of the judges that this project represents an outstanding achievement in historic preservation, and one that is singularly worthy of receiving the first HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence," Cuomo said.
The award winner represents the renovation of two adjacent historic buildings in downtown Denver that had stood vacant for many years. The buildings were turned into stores and apartments, many of which are set aside for low- and moderate-income residents.
"A.T. Lewis and Rio Grande Lofts has provided the Denver community with a model of how private and public interests can revitalize historic buildings in a way that serves the needs of a wide variety of residents," Cuomo said.