04 Dec Skye Canyon is Recognized for Creating a Healthy Place by Urban Land Institute Nevada’s Inaugural Placemaking Awards for Excellence
Urban Land Institute Nevada (ULI) honored Skye Canyon with a Placemaking Award for Excellence at its inaugural awards ceremony at World Market Center on Nov. 15, 2018. The master-planned development in northwest Las Vegas earned top honors in the Healthy Place Suburban category for its health-focused programming and amenities at Skye Canyon Park and throughout the community. The Placemaking Awards for Excellence recognize organizations that have projects, achievements or leaders dedicated to promoting health, happiness and well-being through responsible development.
The award honors the master-planned community for its “Skye Canyon Lifestyle” that provides unique active living experiences for its residents. Some of those offerings include Skye Canyon Park, 15-acres of open space for residents to enjoy activities like walking, biking and team sports, Skye Fitness, its Fit Lives Here event series that’s open to the public, along with resident only programs and charitable initiatives. The community’s Skye Pass program offers incentive pricing and other perks to residents at outdoor destinations like Lee Canyon and Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort.
ULI is a 501(c)(3) research and education nonprofit that is dedicated to creating better places for land use in public and private sectors. The organization brings together leaders from across the fields of real estate and policy making to exchange best practices of development to serve community needs.
“Skye Canyon identified a trend among homebuyers of wanting to live an active lifestyle and create strong community bonds, so it was important for us to incorporate offerings that support this lifestyle and are convenient,” said Desiree Van Leer, marketing manager for Olympia Companies, developer of Skye Canyon. “ULI’s recognition of Skye Canyon motivates our team to continue to develop quality programming that has a positive impact on our community and greater Las Vegas.”
Since Skye Canyon’s grand opening in March 2015, the community has received a several awards and honors including:
- 2018 Silver Nugget Award for Las Vegas’ Best Active Lifestyle and Best Master Planned Community Parks and Amenities
- Named no. 17 in the country onRCLCO Real Estate Advisors Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities Mid-Year 2018 list
- Named on the John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s 2017 Top 50 Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.
- Received the National Association of Home Builders’ Silver Award for Best Sales/Welcome Center
- April 2017 issue of Builder Magazine featured Skye Center, the community’s social hub
For more information about Skye Canyon, visit www.skyecanyon.com.
About Skye Canyon
Skye Canyon is a 1,000-acre master-planned community in Northwest Las Vegas located on US Highway 95 at Skye Canyon Park Drive. Offering entry-level, move-up and luxury neighborhoods for individuals, couples, families and active adults who share a passion for outdoor activities, wellness, and immersive living, it is the first master-planned community to break ground in Las Vegas in nearly a decade. Skye Canyon includes unique amenities like Skye Canyon Park that features Skye Center, the community’s social hub with an open-air bistro and indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and Skye Fitness, a state-of-the-art workout facility and outdoor junior Olympic size swimming pool that is exclusive for residents. Among the many other amenities offered are designated bike lanes and an extensive network of hiking and walking trails. Shopping, office space, and gaming will be offered at Skye Canyon, which at build-out will include 6,500 home sites.
Skye Canyon is a product of leading developer Olympia Companies, joined by Stonehill Capital Management and Spectrum Group Management LLC. For more information visit www.skyecanyon.com or connect with Skye Canyon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on Pinterest.