Infill


The Revolution Will Be…Built

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 …

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5 Reasons Why Infill Development Is Needed Now

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 …

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March 19, 2012

Community Redevelopment Through Small-Scale Infill Development

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 …

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Habitat for Humanity Embraces Density, Makes History

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 …

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November 13, 2009

Local Motion: Land Use & Reaction to 40,000 New Residents

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 …

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October 24, 2009

Why Walkable Development is Important; It Can Cost You

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 …

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September 18, 2009

Ready, Fire, Aim: The Backdrop

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.

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