MY TAKE The Rise of Infill Development
BY ALI MONSHIZADEH, P.E. & MARK FOTOHABADI, PH.D. MANAGING PRINCIPAL AND CO-FOUNDER OF MFKESSLER
The need for development is on the rise. Whether it’s in the form of a need for more housing, more commercial space, or more retail space, there is always a need for more development. The question has always been, “Where is it best to develop?” A common phenomenon we are witnessing in densely populated settings across America is infill development. From a technical
daily basis, and have been providing engineering consulting services to visionary infill developers since the early 2000s. The most common concept of infill development is converting low-density residential and commercial space to high-density residential and mixed-use spaces. This inherently causes a chain effect. Industrial space is then converted to commercial space, retail space is strategically placed within
standpoint, land is continuously being re-utilized to be used more efficiently. As cities and urban areas have morphed from the turn of the century, more eager residents have flocked to urban areas. Urban settings are being re-engineered to become more inviting to residents, especially to younger adults.
At MFKessler, fortunately, we get to witness this sort of infill planning on a
MARCH 2018 | ATTOM DATA SOLUTIONS
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