MiraCit Development Corporation

Award category

Impact

Year released

2008

MiraCit Development Corporation won the Inspiring Efficiency IMPACT Award for Columbus, Ohio’s first green subdivision called Greenview Estates. The green development is part of Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's "Get Green, Columbus" initiative, in partnership with the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio (BIA), the Affordable Housing Trust and MiraCit Development Corporation. Homes in the subdivision are 25 to 40% more efficient than standard homes. MiraCit (which stands for “miracle city”) is a nonprofit community based organization formed out of the vision of Living Faith Apostolic Church. Under the leadership of chairman, Bishop Edgar Posey, MiraCit spearheaded the redevelopment of its surrounding community through housing development, job and entrepreneurship training, childcare, education, and programs for seniors and youth. Greenview Estates has transformed what was once a neighborhood brownfield into a “field of dreams fulfilled” for many area residents and new homeowners.

Document

IEA-2008_award-release_miracit.pdf