CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EDENS is proud to announce that Shops at Stonefield, one of their premier shopping centers, received a 2015 U.S. Design & Development commendation from the International Council of Shopping Centers. The yearly awards honor projects at the forefront of design and development trends around the country.
The Shops at Stonefield was acknowledged in the New Developments category. According to ICSC's announcement of winners, "The center's contemporary design is both innovative and familiar, while intimate gathering places provide space for neighbors to sit and reconnect."
EDENS worked with the surrounding Albemarle County on this development. It's the first in the area's Neighborhood Model program, which focuses on developments and redevelopments that are pedestrian friendly, promote road connections, encourage mixed use, and encourage better sculpting of the terrain when the terrain is graded.
The winners of the U.S. awards go on to compete in ICSC's Global Design and Development Awards competition, and are considered examples to the industry.
About The Shops at Stonefield The Shops at Stonefield features a curated mix of local fashion boutiques, businesses and restaurants with premier national retailers and Regal Cinemas. For more information about the Shops at Stonefield, please visit www.shopsatstonefield.com.
About EDENS EDENS develops, owns and operates community shopping centers in primary markets across the country. Focusing on innovative development and redevelopment together with key acquisitions in urban areas, the company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of more than 120 retail centers. EDENS has regional headquarters in Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Columbia, SC. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, please visit www.edens.com.