Rehoboth Beach Cottage and Town Awards Nominations Open

by Dave on August 16, 2010

It’s time for the Rehoboth Beach Cottage and Town Awards for 2010. Presented by Rehoboth Beach Main Street and sponsored by Echelon Custom Homes, the program is a celebration of preservation and renovation in downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE.

The 14th Annual Cottage and Town Awards, follows the tradition founded by a group of local citizens with an interest in preserving the charm of downtown Rehoboth Beach.

In 2005 those citizens passed the torch to Rehoboth Beach Main Street, a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation with the mandate of keeping downtown Rehoboth Beach economically strong and architecturally unique.

The program recognizes residential and commercial property owners who contribute to the charm, beauty and ambiance of Rehoboth Beach through preservation/restoration, new construction and landscaping. The aim is to celebrate and thank those who make significant contributions to our community.

There are five award categories:

1. Residential Preservation/Renovation

2. Residential New Construction

3. Commercial Preservation/Renovation

4. Commercial New Construction

5. Landscape renovation/new plantings

The public is encouraged to nominate candidates in each of the five categories and the work must have taken place within the last three years (since August 2007). Nominations are due by September 24, 2010.

The nominator may, but need not, own the property nominated or be the property’s primary contractor. Please nominate any property (within the City of Rehoboth Beach limits) where you have observed efforts which you believe deserve recognition. Remember these properties are for nomination in 2010. Property owners are not required to provide access to the interior of the properties.

The Rehoboth Beach Main Street Design Committee will judge the properties nominated. Competition is always keen for these prestigious local awards; and the committee’s deliberations delve into the true nature and intent of the prizes. First and foremost is a design reflection of Rehoboth’s history of seaside homes on small lots with modest scale and polite demeanor. Construction renovation and preservation is intended to reflect that long history of the “good neighbor” policy. New construction must similarly relate to design and style constraints that echo those same standards. One property per category will win recognition and a bronze award plaque to be displayed on their property. Those properties will be recognized in local press releases and at an award ceremony in November 2010.
For further information, call Rehoboth Beach Main Street at 302-227-2772. To download a nomination form and to see more about downtown Rehoboth Beach, please visit www.downtownrehoboth.com. Thank you Echelon Custom Homes for sponsoring the Cottage & Town Awards 2008-2010! Visit echeloncustomhomes.com.

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