American Planning Association

North Carolina Chapter

Great Places

APA-NC Names 2016 Great Places Award Winners

Six communities in North Carolina have been recognized as Great Places as part of the 2016 APA-NC Great Places Awards Program. These communities represent some of the best planning efforts in North Carolina, and serve as models for visioning, partnerships, and collaboration. This is the fifth year that APA-NC has recognized Great Places.

Learn more about this year’s winners here!

In the Professional’s Category, the following communities were recognized for their Great Main Streets:

  • Waynesville (Main Street)
  • Matthews (Trade and Matthews Station Streets)
  • Statesville (Center and Broad Streets)

In the Professional’s Category, Rocky Mount’s Main Street was recognized as a Great Main Street In-the-Making.

In the two People’s Choice Categories, North Carolinians voted online for their Great Place for Healthy Living and Great Historic Rehabilitations. Almost 8,000 votes were cast, and two communities were recognized as winners as determined by the online vote.

  • Pitt County’s County Home Complex was selected as a Great Place for Healthy Living
  • Greensboro’s Southeastern Building was selected as a Great Historic Rehabilitation

Learn more about each of these communities at the APA-NC Conference in Asheville, September 13-16. Also, each of these communities will be recognized at an event during Town Hall Day in Raleigh on June 8th, and at a local recognition event in each respective community throughout the summer.

Learn more about this year’s winners here!

About the Great Places in NC Awards Program:

Great Places in North Carolina is an awards program created in 2012 to highlight North Carolina’s Great Places and the communities and people that have created them. North Carolina is full of amazing places that make this state a wonderful place to live, bring important money and jobs into our economy, and keep our communities thriving. Many people work hard to create, sustain, and improve these places, including citizens, planners, business leaders, and elected officials. This is a chance for everyone to celebrate together! Join us as we celebrate the great achievements of our communities! Want to learn more? Download the NC Great Places Presentation.