by Yahya E. B. Henry In case you have not noticed by now, I am truly an advocate of infill development. I think my fascination with this particular development was highlighted in this interview by CNN with Richard Florida. In the video he highlights how America bounced back after the Great Depression. The recovery [...]
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by Yahya E. B. Henry What is Infill Development? Infill development is the process of developing vacant or under-used parcels within existing urban areas that are already largely developed. Most communities have significant vacant land within city limits, which, for various reasons, has been passed over in the normal course of urbanization. A successful infill development program focuses [...]
by Yahya E. B. Henry Rebuilding the fabric of inner cities has been a passion of mine since understanding the power of design and infill development-more specifically small-scale infill development. Small-scale infill can be classified as projects comprising less than 100 housing units and fewer that 10,000 square feet of commercial space. There a several [...]
Habitat for Humanity makes history with the development of its Brooklyn project which is LEED Gold certified. The Atlantic Avenue project may represent a new direction for Habitat. It will be great to see smaller affiliates embrace more dense development models in the future. From NY Times | Making History In a Brooklyn Neighborhood When Habitat [...]
by Yahya E. B. Henry At first glance, you would think Fayetteville, NC was the mecca of affordable living. The city was voted one of America’s most military-friendly cities and has received quite a bit of national press over the past several months; primarily, for having one of the best performing real estate markets in [...]
by Yahya E. B. Henry What makes the perfect site? In real estate, the old adage of “Location, Location, Location,” is still true but the locations are changing. You were considered golden if you secured a large undeveloped tract of land with proper zoning that could be developed relatively easily. The story is changing a [...]
In my few years in business I’ve learned there are people who DO and those that talking about DOING, this is my lessons learned from jumping into the deep. Most like to great ready, aim and then go for the prize … well I went for the prize and now I’m aiming in on my target.