Oct
16

Cities Battle Sprawl by Filling in the Holes

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By Prentiss Findlay &, David Slade – The Post and Courier

October 16, 2008

Buy land on the outskirts of town, build hundreds of homes on roads that all lead to the same highway, and then watch the government scramble to deal with the traffic and the inevitable demands for recreational facilities, schools and public services.

Drive to the shopping center, drive to the school, drive to the park, and curse the cones from the latest road-widening project.

That’s the way development has played out for many years in suburbs throughout the Charleston area.

But it’s starting to change.

For the largest towns and cities in the region, the buzzword for new growth and development is “infill,” and it goes hand-in-hand with a push for interconnected neighborhoods in which homes are mixed with shops and offices.

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