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The Community Appearance Board was established by the Fort Lauderdale City Commission in 1978. The board is dedicated to developing, implementing and promoting programs and initiatives that improve and enhance the overall community appearance of the City of Fort Lauderdale.

The board's mission is, "To promote an aesthetic environment through the recognition of outstanding urban design with an awards program that is based on our heritage of preservation and its stewardship for present and future generations."

Community Appearance Awards

The Community Appearance Awards are presented each year to encourage aesthetic awareness and to acknowledge individuals and organizations who are working to enhance, improve and beautify the Fort Lauderdale community.

2017 APPLICATION

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017.

To apply, complete and submit either the Online Application Form below or the PDF-version of the 2017 Community Appearance Awards Application PDF File.

 

Community Appearance Awards recognize homeowners, architects, landscapers and developers for their individual efforts to enhance the City’s visual image and economic vitality. Neighborhood associations are recognized for projects that positively affect the area of the association. Since the program’s inception in 1978, hundreds of commercial buildings, office towers, residences, and landscape improvements have been nominated for awards. Sponsorship of the program comes from the community in the form of corporate and private donations, as well as from the City of Fort Lauderdale.

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2016 Community Appearance Awards Online Application Form

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE COMPLETING THE APPLICATION.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Any project that won an award last year is not eligible for an award in the same category this year.
  • All projects must be located within the corporate limits of the City of Fort Lauderdale and be visible from a public thoroughfare.
  • All projects must be complete and have a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) or Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) issued between April 2014 and February 2016.
  • The property owner must authorize the submission of a project and must sign the application. All submissions will be verified with the property owner(s).
  • A homeowners/civic association may enter those projects that positively affect the area.
  • The application must be complete and all required entry materials must be included. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

PHOTOGRAPH REQUIREMENTS

  • Supply two color photographs (before and after photos are ideal) of the front exterior of the property only, as seen from the public thoroughfare. No photos of the back or inside of the property. For renovation categories, one photo must be a “before” view.
  • All photos must be at least 3 megabytes or 300 dpi resolution (or higher), and must be provided on a CD-ROM, DVD, or in electronic format (e-mail) in either .jpg, .tiff, or .eps file format.
  • Disks or disk cases must be labeled with the project name and contact information of the person submitting them.
  • Remove all text, dates, frames, logos, etc., from the photos. Architectural renderings will not be accepted.
  • Photocopies of photos will not be accepted. Photos will not be returned.

 SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Projects must be entered for either New Construction or Renovation (excluding Landscape, Municipal Facilities/Parks & Recreation, and Special Projects categories) and one award category only.

EVALUATION CRITERIA AND JUDGING

  • The evaluation of a project is based on a site review of its exterior from the front of the property only. Structure and outdoor space are considered equally important, as well as how the project visually affects the surrounding community. The Community Appearance Board will make the final selection of winners using a point scale established prior to the judging. The Board may choose not to award a winner in each category. The Community Appearance Board also reserves the right to combine and/or change award categories.
  • Awards are provided to the property owner(s). Certificates are provided to the applicants.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • The deadline has been extended. This completed application is due by 5 p.m. on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016.

For more information or questions about applying, e-mail lgambino@fortlauderdale.gov or call Laura Gambino at 954-828-6321.

PLEASE ENTER ALL INFORMATION BELOW AND SUBMIT THE FORM. Awards are provided to the property owner.

PROJECT INFORMATION

(Provide the information below as it should appear in the event program.)

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PROJECT INFORMATION (Provide the information below as it should appear in the event program.)

ENTRY SUBMITTED BY

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ENTRY SUBMITTED BY

PERMISSION TO PUBLISH and JUDGE

The owner must give permission for a property to be submitted for an award. If the property owner’s signature is not obtained, the application will be disqualified.

I hereby submit the above mentioned property for a Community Appearance Award. I have no objection to the judging of the property or publication of any material submitted. I hereby grant permission to the Community Appearance Board members and City staff to visit the project site, take photos, and/or to publicize any information/photos pertaining to my entry, including the property address, owner(s) name, etc.

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PERMISSION TO PUBLISH and JUDGE The owner must give permission for a property to be submitted for an award. If the property owner’s signature is not obtained, the application will be disqualified. I hereby submit the above mentioned property for a Community Appearance Award. I have no objection to the judging of the property or publication of any material submitted. I hereby grant permission to the Community Appearance Board members and City staff to visit the project site, take photos, and/or to publicize any information/photos pertaining to my entry, including the property address, owner(s) name, etc.

PROJECT TYPE (select one project type)

Select either new construction or renovation only for all projects other than Landscape, Municipal Facilities/Parks & Recreation, and Special Projects. The project type does not apply for those categories. If both types are selected for a project, the application will not be considered.
PROJECT TYPE (select one project type) Select either new construction or renovation only for all projects other than Landscape, Municipal Facilities/Parks & Recreation, and Special Projects. The project type does not apply for those categories. If both types are selected for a project, the application will not be considered.

AWARD CATEGORIES (select one category)

If more than one award category is selected, the application will not be considered.
AWARD CATEGORIES (select one category) If more than one award category is selected, the application will not be considered.
In the following sections, type the full, proper name(s) of additional people or organizations involved in this project for printing in the annual awards event program and on the winners’ certificates. Include applicable title/professional affiliation abbreviations, e.g., ASLA-IA, IA, LEED AP, etc.

PROPERTY OWNER

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PROPERTY OWNER
PROPERTY DEVELOPER
PROPERTY DEVELOPER
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT or DESIGNER (check one)
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT or DESIGNER (check one)

CONTRACTOR

CONTRACTOR
HOMEOWNERS or CIVIC ASSOCIATION (check one)
HOMEOWNERS or CIVIC ASSOCIATION (check one)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PHOTOS

If possible, attach two photos (before and after, JPEG format). Before and after photos are required for renovations.

PHOTOS If possible, attach two photos (before and after, JPEG format). Before and after photos are required for renovations.
  1. To receive a copy of your submission, please fill out your email address below and submit.


    Neighborhood and Business Recognition Awards

    As part of its ongoing mission, the CAB is pleased to sponsor the Neighborhood and Business Recognition Awards.

    The purpose of these awards is to provide additional opportunities for the CAB to not only recognize individual properties and businesses, but to acknowledge and reward collaborative projects that improve the quality of life and revitalize and enrich neighborhoods as a whole.

    Eligibility
    Any homeowners/civic association, residential/neighborhood group, or business organization within the City of Fort Lauderdale’s boundaries that has collectively developed and completed a project during 2015 is invited to nominate it for an award.

    The project should reflect a combination of social, physical, and collaborative revitalization efforts. It should also include hands-on work by members of the community and the focus should be generating positive change through neighborhood improvement. Examples of these types of projects include, but are not limited to:

    • Neighborhood cleanups
    • Waterway cleanups
    • Green spaces
    • Park improvements
    • Litter control projects
    • Graffiti cleanups
    • "Adopt a neighbor" home improvement projects