McWhinney Receives Two Honors for Kinston at National Awards Ceremony
Judges for the 2023 PCBC Gold Nugget Awards have named McWhinney and its Kinston residential community a Best on the Boards Site Plan Gold Nugget winner and the Kinston Hub an Award of Merit winner for Best Community Amenity in its annual competition, which honors architectural design and planning excellence, and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally.
Kinston, a new McWhinney residential village, is located on 625 acres within the award-winning Centerra master-planned community in Loveland. At full buildout, Kinston plans to deliver an estimated 2,900 homes, oriented around parks and trails, and it will become a part of Centerra’s existing Certified National Wildlife community. Kinston’s first phase opened last year and offers single-family and paired homes, starting in the $500,000’s. The community’s first amenity is the Kinston Hub, a 5,750-square-foot community facility/welcome center that includes a family-owned craft brewery and coffee shop, Mountain Cowboy Brewing Company. The Hub is part of the Kinston Commons, a central amenity campus that is planned to be home to fitness facilities, a swimming pool and splash pad, a demonstration garden and an event lawn.
“We are honored to have received these awards for Kinston,” said Kyle Harris, senior vice president of community development at McWhinney. “It was a true team effort and we are so grateful for our partners DTJ Design, Symmetry Builders, Robert Hidey Architects, CWC Consulting and Creative License International for helping us fulfill our vision of creating a unique welcome center for both Kinston and Loveland residents to enjoy.”
The 2023 Gold Nugget Awards were presented May 24 in Anaheim as a Highlight Event of PCBC.
“Gold Nugget Award winners reflect our industry’s best, brightest and most innovative architects, planners and builder/developers,” said Judging Chairman and Gold Nugget Ceremonies Administrator Lisa Parrish. “We applaud them all.”
Now in its 60th year, the Gold Nugget Awards is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the nation. It honors design, development and planning achievements in community and home design, green-built housing, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development and specialty housing categories. Winners this year were chosen from over 600 entries from around the world.
Kinston Hub was also recently awarded three platinum awards in the 2022 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).