The Kansas City Power & Light District (KCP&L) is a shining example of urban land renewal and public/private partnership at its best. The district was the culmination of forty years of City efforts that transformed an area of urban blight into a vibrant downtown core which now attracts 8 million visitors. KCP&L is an engine for both future growth throughout the City and the greater metropolitan area.
Award given for the Power & Light District’s positive impact on the community.
For the contributions made to Kansas City’s economic strength and vitality.
The Cordish Company and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) for creating a vibrant retail, dining, and entertainment district that serves as a walk able connection between the Atlantic City Convention Center, NJ Transit rail station, and the Boardwalk.
“The developer revitalized a failed enclosed mall downtown, and in the process, catalyzed further redevelopment in Louisville. Packed with entertainment programming, Fourth Street Live! is an entertainment and retail center that has become a magnet for nighttime downtown activity."
For Significant Contribution in 2004 to the Revitalization of Downtown Louisville.
"The project involved the total transformation of a closed and dilapidated power plant built in the early 1900s into a stunning new entertainment complex in the heart of Baltimore’s world renowned Inner Harbor. Setting a new standard for urban entertainment development, the project has spurred Baltimore’s “second renaissance” and has linked the east and west sides of the downtown waterway."
"The Power Plant is a prime example of the conversion of a functionally obsolete building into a successful, modern project. The developer saved the four towering smokestacks – visual reminders of Baltimore’s industrial past – and extended the eastern edge of the Inner Harbor, compounding its success as an urban entertainment district."
"The Power Plant is the preeminent entertainment complex on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Located on Pier 4 next to the National Aquarium, The Power Plant transformed the Inner Harbor into a multi-dimensional entertainment destination that attracts millions of visitors annually."
"The unqualified success of Bayou Place is a model for the rehabilitation of a “white elephant.” The city of Houston contributed its old unused convention center and the developer contributed the entrepreneurship to create a unique place and transform the convention center into an entertainment destination. This success story has mended a black hole in the heart of the downtown financial and theater districts."