Infill Development

Description: Infill development in its simplest form is the development or redevelopment of land that has been bypassed, remained vacant, and or is underutilized as a result of the continuing development process. Infill development can occur anywhere that a parcel of land is underutilized or misused compared to the surrounding land use activities, such as large urban areas, village settings, town centers, or areas with large lot development that the master plan designates for higher densities. It is often a component of mixed-use development and is a technique that is frequently used in housing strategies to provide affordable housing or to fulfill the need for various types of housing. In addition to its role in housing strategies, infill development plays a critical role in the conservation of land, the creation of community centers, and provides an alternative to sprawl.

This chapter of the Innovative Land Use Techniques Handbook explores the issues associated with infill development and presents model ordinance language.

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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, NH Association of Regional Planning Commissions, NH Office of Energy and Planning and the NH Local Government Center
Date: 2008

Format: PDF Document

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