The American Planning Association has announced its 2017 Great Places in America. The Great Places award acknowledged five winners each in three categories—Great Neighborhoods, Public Spaces, and Great Streets.
Information about each of the 2017 winners is available on the APA's website, and all day long news has been flowing in from news outlets celebrating the acknowledgement of places in their area. Here's a roundup of local news stories covering the awards as of this writing:
Pearl (San Antonio)
Pearl makes “Great Places in America” list
Uptown Greenwood (Greenwood)
Uptown Greenwood named one of America's great neighborhoods
The County Home Complex (Pitt County)
Pitt County’s County Home Complex ranks in APA’s top five Great Public Spaces
Market Square (Knoxville)
Market Square named one of 15 Great Places in America by American Planning Association
Lincoln Avenue and Giddings Plaza (Chicago)
Lincoln Square Named A 'Great Place' In America: Well, Duh
South Grand Boulevard (St. Louis)
South Grand designated 'Great Street in America'