in-fill development

in-fill development

Property development within the boundaries of an area rather than moving outward and contributing to sprawl.The concept carries with it connotations of demolition of older buildings in order to make way for new construction,usually with a greater height and/or increased densities, rather than simply finally getting around to developing vacant land. In-fill development generally takes place in older neighborhoods outside the central business district but inside the ring of modern suburbs.

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The dense, urban in-fill development has a 450,000+ population within a 3-mile radius.
Just one of these would be one of the largest in-fill development opportunities in any city in the country, but we got both of them in relatively short order.
Nelson said the company continues to pursue prime investment opportunities in Manhattan, particularly in-fill development sites, as well as cash flowing properties, and will continue to purchase loans or traditional equity positions in property.
In the papers, officers blame the worldwide recession for scuttling their previous hopes of catering for the expected growth of the city largely through building flats in areas like Cardiff Bay and Butetown with small-scale in-fill development throughout the city.
As a result, British houses are smaller and more expensive than the European average and the quality of life of city residents is diluted by the in-fill development that greenfield development bans promote, it says.
Cohousing is one type of in-fill development where residents play an active role in the design and upkeep of their neighborhoods.
Otherwise, with City Hall bent on in-fill development, special interests will finally get what they couldn't achieve 20 years ago -- the right to build what they want on Ventura Boulevard.
He said: "The two options for overcoming that is by doing in-fill development within the centre or combining units or developing adjacent to the centre.
In a report to councillors, Harvey Emms, head of planning and transportation, says: "The overall assessment is that the proposal is a worthy, high-quality, much-needed in-fill development.
From talking to residents before we launched the survey, we knew in-fill development was a big issue and the support for the petition has proved it.
Credentials: Healthy Built Home Gold, In-fill development project in local historic district
Car-sharing, green roofs, industrial symbiosis, solar heating, ecological building, compact land use planning and in-fill development are just some of the innovations described by Beatley, who also discusses the governmental context with in which they were conceived of and implemented.