This prestigious awards program, sponsored by MBIA’s Land Development Council, offers recognition to development professionals who provide superior and creative development projects that are sensitive to the community and make appropriate use of the existing natural elements. They are widely recognized as the area's most prestigious land development awards and are used to identify and promote best practices.
2017 Land Development Awards
Communities of the Year
Community of the Year award went to Atapco Properties for Creekside Village in Glen Burnie, MD. This 161-acre residential development project consists of 820 for sale lots and 208 apartments. Atapco believes in leaving as little impact on the environment as possible. In doing this, the apartments were certified as NAHB Bronze by the National Green Building Standard and Creekside’s clubhouse earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Often described as ‘resort-style’ living, the entire community offers includes a 24/7 clubhouse with exercise facilities, a business center, an outdoor pool with beach entry and splash pad, a dog park, community park, playgrounds, and walking trails- all surrounded by lush landscaping and a welcoming atmosphere. Creekside Village was thoughtfully designed and developed as a place where neighbors can come together for special events throughout the year. The Builder was Ryan Homes and the Consultant/Engineer was Bowman Engineering
The second Community of the Year award went to Elm Street Development for Tanyard Cove situated on 256 acres along Marley Neck Peninsula in Glen Burnie, MD. The community will ultimately consist of approximately 530 townhome and single-family detached homes. This project features a number of outstanding amenities including a 5,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, a 40-slip community marina with kayak launch and waterfront park, over 5 miles of natural surface hiking trails, a ball field, tot lots, pocket parks and dog parks. Beyond the amenities, Tanyard Cove is being developed upon a foundation of environmentally sustainable features, including preservation of woodlands and critical area, relocating approximately 300 existing trees to other areas onsite, the utilization of recycled materials, an advanced stormwater management system and an environmentally sensitive waterfront park. The Builders are Richmond American, M/I Homes, Dan Ryan Builders and Lennar