Sep 2, 2014 12:07 Growth Coalition awards top developments Growth Coalition awards top developments Advocate business staff Sept. 02, 2014 Comments Thirteen of the top developments built locally over the past two years were recognized by the Baton Rouge Growth Coalition at the group’s Good Growth Awards Gala on Thursday night in the Renaissance Hotel. The awards honor developments that are “raising the bar” on development in Baton Rouge, through concepts such as smart growth principles and finding interesting ways of reusing existing properties. Twenty-six developments were nominated for the awards, which are presented every two years. Developments winning awards were: The 438 Main Apartment Homes Acadian Village Shopping Center The Crest at Galvez Plaza The home of Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Denny on North Third Street DNA Workshop Headquarters The Elysian apartment complex H&E Equipment Services Headquarters Mid City Gardens Residential and Activity Center The Preserve at Harveston subdivision PreSonus Audio Electronics Headquarters City-Parish Public Works & Planning Center YMCA Americana The renovated Baton Rouge Magnet High School won the People’s Choice Award, voted on by readers of the Baton Rouge Business Report’s Daily Report newsletter. The late Jairo Alvarez , president of Alvarez Construction Co., was honored with the Heritage Award. Hays Town Jr., the founder of Town Construction, won the Quality of Life Award, for his efforts to enhance the quality of life for Baton Rouge residents. The Growth Coalition is made of people involved in the real estate development field in Metro Baton Rouge, including builders, land development engineers, Realtors, architects, attorneys and financiers.