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.