Bend, Oregon – NorthWest Crossing, Central Oregon’s largest mixed-use neighborhood, announced that it was selected as a finalist in the 2009 Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Awards for Excellence program. NorthWest Crossing was one of only 25 developments to be named as a finalist, and hosted a visit from a ULI judge last month. As a finalist, the community will be featured in a new book entitled Best Practices in Development: 2009 Award Winning Projects, which will be released at the ULI fall conference in November 2009.

ULI also plans to publicize all finalists in an issue of Urban Land magazine, as well as on its Web site at The final award winners were announced last month at the ULI’s Spring Council Forum in Atlanta, where NorthWest Crossing was featured in a video presentation during the awards ceremony.

The international ULI Awards for Excellence competition judges entries based on leadership, contribution to the community, innovations, public/private partnership, environmental protection and enhancement, response to societal needs, and financial viability. This year brought in the second-highest amount of entries in the award program’s 33-year history, resulting in a highly competitive 2009 program.

NorthWest Crossing is a mixed-use community on Bend’s west side which was selected as the 2006 Most Successful Development in Oregon by BUILDERnews magazine and was also a 2006 featured project by the Urban Land Institute. West Bend Property Company LLC, a partnership of Brooks Resources Corporation and Tennant Family Limited Partnership, is developing the community. Both companies, based in Bend, have solid histories of commitment to thoughtful, quality real estate developments in Central Oregon. Their goal of creating a livable and sustainable community at NorthWest Crossing is rooted in their understanding and respect for the true essence of Bend and the Central Oregon lifestyle. To find out more, visit the NorthWest Crossing real estate website.

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