EPA Study: Infill Represents 21% of New-Home Construction

Nationally, infill development qualifies as a widespread trend that many housing and planning experts love to discuss. But a new study by the EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities shows that the presence of infill varies significantly in housing markets across the country, with infill accounting for just 2% of new-home construction in Prescott, Ariz., and 80% in San Jose, Calif.

“The biggest surprise was the wide range of outcomes across metropolitan areas,” says Kevin Ramsey, a policy research fellow with the EPA and author of “Residential Construction Trends in America’s Metropolitan Regions.” He and others examined data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s…

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