Flint's Uptown Reinvestment Corporation was honored last week at the University of Michigan and Urban Land Institute's 28th annual Real estate Forum for its Health and Wellness District project. The $32 million, four block district in downtown Flint was recipient of the Development/Redevelopment of the Year Award.

Tim Herman, President of Uptown Reinvestment, and Ridgeway White, Vice President of Special Projects for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, accepted the award at an event in Detroit. The Flint project was chosen from more than 20 nominations throughout Michigan. Herman said "it is a great honor to accept this award on behalf of the URC board. This project is one of several that are helping Flint move to a brighter future."

The Flint Health and Wellness District includes the newly opened Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, the relocated Flint Farmers' Market, the soon to be opened Genesys PACE center. Demolition of the Genesee Towers made room for the new development.

Award winners were selected by a panel of about ten judges comprised of representatives from ULI Michigan, U of M and statewide economic development experts.