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2019 Golden Leaf Award Winners Honored

Community Awards Recognize Best Contributions to Durham’s Appearance

Post Date:04/26/2019 10:23 AM

Durham, N.C. – Last week, a total of 10 projects were honored for excellence in design and preservation of their properties at the 2019 Golden Leaf Awards.


Sponsored by the Durham City-County Appearance Commission and Keep Durham Beautiful, Inc., Golden Leaf Awards were given to properties to honor their excellence in design, preservation, and stewardship of the natural and built environment.


This year, 27 entries were judged in the following six categories: Large Development; Small Development; Adaptive Reuse: Large Scale; Adaptive Reuse: Small Scale; Hearth and Home; Lawn and Landscape; and Keep Durham Beautiful. The winners honored last week are as follows:


Large Development

  • Durham County Administrative Building #2

Hearth and Home

  • Trott Residence


Small Development

  • Latino Credit Union


Lawn and Landscape

  • Braverman Residence
  • 613 Canal Street


Adaptive Reuse, Large Scale

  • Chesterfield Building


Keep Durham Beautiful

  • The Friends at Geer Cemetery
  • Sandy Creek Trails and Boardwalk
  • North Street Community Gardens

Adaptive Reuse, Small Scale

  • Sofia’s Pizza



Keep Durham Beautify Executive Director Tania Dautlick was also given an award for outstanding dedication to the community. Poster boards with information on the winning projects are now on display in the lower lobby of City Hall until May 7, 2019.


For more information about this annual awards program, visit or contact Durham City-County Planning Department Senior Planner Kayla Seibel, AICP, at or (919) 560-4137, ext. 28271.


About the Durham City-County Appearance Commission

The Durham City-County Appearance Commission is made up of 15 members, seven appointed by the City Council and eight appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Its mission is to cultivate visual appeal and recognize the benefits of good design, which enhance quality of life for the residents of Durham City and County.


About Keep Durham Beautiful

Keep Durham Beautiful is a nonprofit, volunteer organization working in partnership with the City of Durham General Services Department and Durham County to encourage residents, businesses, and community organizations to protect the environment and enhance the appearance of Durham through cleanup events, beautification projects, waste reduction, and educational activities. To learn more, visit the website and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



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