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Huntsville West Coworking earns city preservation award

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle presents Brandon Kruse with the first mayor’s “This Place Matters” award for best adaptive reuse of an older building. (Source: City of Huntsville) Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle presents Brandon Kruse with the first mayor’s “This Place Matters” award for best adaptive reuse of an older building. (Source: City of Huntsville)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Huntsville West Coworking has received the city's first "This Place Matters" award from Mayor Tommy Battle.

This group was recognized for taking an old school building on 9th Avenue in the Lowe Mill district and turned it in a creative, usable space. Battle gave the award to building owner Brandon Kruse during a special ceremony.

This was the first of four awards Battle will present in May as part of Huntsville Preservation Month.

“We’re joining a national campaign to recognize preservation in our community and the role it plays in placemaking, re-urbanism and economic development,” said Battle. “Huntsville West Coworking is a center of innovation and entrepreneurism, and they’ve translated that spirit into giving new life to an old school building.”

If you have a revitalized historic spot you would like to see recognized, snap a picture, post it on social media, and hashtag it #ThisPlaceMattersHsv. Go ahead and hashtag it #waff48 too so we can check out the paces that matter to you.

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