Mansfield’s Mellow Mushroom was named winner of the Best New Construction – Over 50,000 population category of the 2015 Texas Downtown Association (TDA) President’s Awards Program.
Since 1998, the Awards Program has recognized more than 150 projects, events and people that make a difference in Texas downtowns. The categories are divided based on populations of over and under 50,000 inhabitants.
The Best New Construction category recognizes excellence in new construction in downtowns or commercial districts.
Judging for the awards took place Sept. 11 in Austin. The distinguished jury panel included the following representatives: Darren Drewitz, Mind Ecology; Chet Garner, The Daytripper; Becky Kauffman, Historic Waxahachie, Inc.; Emily Little, Clayton & Little Architects; and Kate Singleton, Preservation Austin. Winners were announced Nov. 5 at the President’s Awards Luncheon held in conjunction with the 2015 Texas Downtown Development and Revitalization Conference in Waxahachie.
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The Texas Downtown Association, established in 1985, is an independent, statewide nonprofit organization comprised of over 450 members involved in downtown and commercial district revitalization projects. TDA provides resources to members through networking opportunities, marketing, education and advocacy to achieve community goals.