NeighborWorks Pocatello recently presented its second round of Curb Appeal Awards to six residents. These residents have gone out of their way to landscape and beautify their properties and are being recognized for creating great “curb appeal” in their neighborhoods.
If you’ve been in the Alameda, Bonneville, College, Lewis & Clark, Neighborhoods of Historic Old Town or Whittier Neighborhoods lately, you may have noticed the Curb Appeal Award signs in selected front yards. The signage and a gift card in the amount of $25 from Pinehurst Floral and Greenhouse is NeighborWorks Pocatello’s way of recognizing homeowners who help set a high standard of property maintenance.
The second round of Curb Appeal Award winners are as follows:
Pete & Debra Smith – College Neighborhood
Everett Austin – Alameda Neighborhood
Gary Hess – Lewis & Clark Neighborhood
Phil Jenkins – Bonneville Neighborhood
Natasha Bainbridge – Whittier Neighborhood
Rita Thurston – Neighborhoods of Historic Old Town
Nominations are currently being accepted for the Third Round of Curb Appeal Awards where six more residents will be recognized.
Nominations are due by October 1.
Those living in the six neighborhoods listed above are eligible to receive the award. Properties will be judged and scored on a scale of 1 to 10 using the following criteria:
- Overall condition of property is neat and clutter-free. If fences are present, they are well-maintained and not broken, bending or falling
- Flower beds and/or flower pots, are visible, healthy and colorful
- Trees and shrubs are trimmed with no tree branches are hanging over sidewalks. Trees and shrubs are not dead
- Property is mowed and neatly trimmed. If low-water landscaping or xeriscaping is used, it is well-maintained and weed-free
- Little or no signs of weeds present
- Overall appearance and “wow” factor
Good curb appeal is well maintained property, but can vary from yard to yard. It can be neat and clutter free, or have well placed decorations and foliage, it can feature lots of greenery, or a well-designed xeriscape. Good curb appeal matters because it creates a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere and sets a neighborhood standard that encourages others to keep up their properties as well. This helps homes retain value and the neighborhood remain competitive in the housing market.
All nominees (regardless of whether or not they are selected for the actual award) will received a congratulatory letter. Winners will also be recognized at NeighborWorks Pocatello’s Annual Meeting, which takes place on October 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Westside Players Warehouse.
You can nominate a resident by submitting an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the NeighborWorks Pocatello office at 208-232-9468. Again, the Curb Appeal Awards are only given out to residents living in the six neighborhoods listed above. Click here for a map of our neighborhoods.