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Photo courtesy of City Point
Photo courtesy of City Point
A rendering of the City Point project.

Downtown Brooklyn’s very own City Point shopping center has been recognized as a finalist by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) New York for a 2017 Excellence in Mixed-Use Development award, institute officials announced last week.

A true mark of its “exemplary” use of land, according to ULI New York, City Point was recognized – alongside other New York developments in several categories – for raising the bar for design, planning and sustainability.

“Our 2017 finalists are a testament to the outstanding quality of work from the preeminent leaders of the New York real estate industry,” said Marty Burger, chairman of the Urban Land Institute New York. “This diverse group of innovative projects are leading the way in new and creative approaches to design, development and sustainability, and they demonstrate why New York is a leader for the country and the world.”

Marketing itself as the “largest food, shopping and entertainment destination in Downtown Brooklyn,” City Point – which features the likes of Century 21, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Target, DeKalb Market Hall, Fortina and Trader Joe’s as its partner retailers  – is 1.8 million square feet of pure shopping and entertainment bliss in the heart of the borough.

Other Brooklyn entities nominated in this year’s round of awards are the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk for an Excellence in Civic Space award and Navy Green for an Excellence in Housing Development award.

ULI New York opened nominations for the awards on September 12 and the winners will be announced at the Awards for Excellence gala at Gotham Hall on April 3.

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