Bijou Square, Phil Kuchma’s downtown redevelopment on Fairfield Avenue, includes restaurants, housing, office space and renovation of one of the oldest movie houses in the country, The Bijou Theatre. From Mayor Bill Finch:
Developer Philip Kuchma’s Bijou Square development on Fairfield Avenue recently was awarded the prestigious J. Timothy Anderson ‘Timmy’ Award for Best Historic Rehab Involving New Construction by the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA). On Friday, Oct. 12, Mayor Bill Finch will join Kuchma and his staff, in celebrating the receipt of this prestigious national award, and the opening of Kuchma Corp.’s new offices at 166 Elm Street.
The 2012 ‘Timmy’ award winners and finalists represent 14 different communities in 10 different states–Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia–as well as the District of Columbia.
The Bijou Square development was among the 5 winners chosen; there are 10 other finalists nationwide. The finalists were selected by a multi-disciplinary panel of judges with expertise in architecture, real estate development, construction, public policy and historic preservation.
About the ‘Timmy’ Awards:
The 2012 J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation are co-sponsored by the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
NH&RA created the “Timmy Awards” in 2005 in memory of Boston Architect and Preservation Advocate J. Timothy Anderson. Anderson was a singular figure in the historic rehabilitation business, whose legacy includes numerous Boston area projects, as well as a seminal study that helped preserve South Beach in Miami.
About the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association:
For more than 40 years National Housing & Rehabilitation Association has been providing an ongoing forum for professionals in affordable housing and historic rehabilitation to exchange information and build new business relationships.