Avenue CDC’s development program utilize “green building” techniques and materials to make our homes healthier for our buyers as well as better for the environment.   All new Avenue CDC homes are Energy Star certified, reducing utility usage and saving the residents $200-$400 in utility costs annually per the U.S. Department of Energy.

Avenue Place

As Houston’s first affordable LEED® for Homes™ registered subdivision, Avenue Place is leading the way in sustainable, quality housing.  Avenue Place is also utilizing seven unique and appropriately green house plans designed specifically for the urban life style. With a total of 95 homes to be built, complete with a community park and walking trail, residents of Avenue Place will enjoy a selection of classic traditional and newly-introduced contemporary housing styles.

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Awards and Recognition

• 2013 Urban Land Institute of Houston Development of Distinction Award Finalist (Non-Profit Category) – Fulton Gardens

• 2009 Regional Energy Star Award for Excellence in Energy Efficient Affordable Housing from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

• 2007 Historic Rehabilitation Award for the Elder Street Artist Lofts from Preservation Texas

• 2006 Outstanding Service Award from the Mayor’s Anti Gang Office Northside Village Week and Seed

• 2006 Good Brick Award from the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance for the renovation of the Old Jefferson Davis Hospital, a 2005 Good Brick Award for restoration of nine historic rental units, and 2000 Good Brick Award for our Move Home program;

• 2005 Good Brick Award for the Summer Street Project

• 2002 Citation of Honor from AIA Houston;

• 2002 Citation of Honor from Texas Society of Architects;

• 2001 Houston Mayor’s Office Brownfields Clean-Up Award;

• 2001-2002 Honorable Mention for Fannie Mae Foundation’s Maxwell Award of Excellence for Washington Courtyards;

• 2001 Honorable Mention for the Appraisal Institute’s Award for Community Enhancement for Washington Courtyards;

• 2000 Certificate of Congressional Recognition on the Grand Opening Celebration of Washington Courtyards from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee, Member of Congress

• 2000 Best Non Profit from the Houston Press.