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24 July . 2020

Estrella Earns Coveted Gold Nugget Honors

Judges for the 2020 Gold Nugget Awards have named Estrella as an Award of Merit winner in its annual competition, which honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally. Estrella earned its Merit honors for Casa Lucero, which was honored for Best Recreational Use Facility, as well as the village of Lucero, which was honored for Best Land Plan and Best Indoor/Outdoor Space.

Chosen from the elite pool of Merit Award winners, Grand Awards will be announced on July 24th – The 2020 Gold Nugget Awards will be presented in a Virtual event.

Located in the master planned community of Estrella in Goodyear, Ariz., at 617 acres, Lucero , the newest village in Estrella offers painted sunset views,  intimate neighborhoods, and amenities such as a bike shop, cafe, and vibrant community welcome center and the future Ladera Park. See the Gold Nugget Awards website.

“Gold Nugget Award winners reflect our industry’s best, brightest and most innovative architects, planners and builder/developers,” said Judging Chairman and Gold Nugget ceremonies administrator Lisa Parrish. “We applaud them all, and we forward to our May 31 celebration of Merit and Grand Award winners.”

Now in its 57th year, GNA is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the nation. It honors design and planning achievements in community and home design, green-built housing, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development and specialty housing categories. Winners this year were chosen from 575 entries from around the world.

Gold Nugget Awards -- Recognizing those who improve our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development.

About Estrella

Estrella is a 20,000-acre mixed-use master-planned community located in the City of Goodyear, approximately 17 miles west of Phoenix.  Estrella features more than 500 acres of parks and open space including 50+ miles of paths and trails and 72 acres of lakes for boating and catch and release fishing, Starpointe and Presidio Residents Clubs, hiking trails, and basketball, volleyball, Pickleball, and tennis courts. Estrella is also home to a Nicklaus-design championship golf course, The Golf Club of Estrella. The land use plan for Estrella calls for as many as 50,000 homes and about 1,600 acres of commercial space, with a multi-decade build-out.