Potential Benefits of Infill Development

Through maximizing the use of existing utility and transportation infrastructure and promoting higher density, Infill Development seeks to achieve the following goals:

Locate housing near jobs, transit, and services

Support a mix of housing options for all income levels

Foster distinctive and attractive communities with a sense of place

Enhance cultural and economic vibrancy and the perception of safety

Facilitate healthy and environmentally friendly active transportation (e.g., biking and walking)

Improve regional air quality by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and vehicles miles traveled (VMT)

Help protect agricultural land, sensitive habitat, and open space from being converted to new development

Reduce costs to build and maintain expensive infrastructure

Reduce storm-water runoff, flooding, and pollution of waterways

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