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Urban Infill: Complete Neighborhoods in the Heart of the City

The Washington-based organization, Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC), describes it as an answer to unsustainable suburban sprawl and the traffic, increased infrastructure and other costs associated with it. The group says that successful urban infill focuses on the goal of constructing complete, well-functioning neighborhoods in the vacant and underutilized spaces within urban areas. If done right, the organization states, urban infill can help return to an area cultural, social, recreational, and entertainment opportunities, as well as new gathering places and vitality to older areas.

One of Brandywine’s specialties is urban infill projects in established Southern California cities. A prime example is the construction of the Covington community that is currently underway in Yorba Linda. The 5.1 acre urban infill community, due to be completed in the fall of 2015, will feature 51 townhomes offering 1,750 to 2,100 square feet. Designed to complement the area’s existing architecture, Covington townhomes will offer gourmet kitchens complete with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances as well as a number of other luxury features. Residents will also have common access to amenities including a recreation center, community meeting room, and a pool.

One of the many other benefits of urban infill is providing people the opportunity to not only live close to where they work but also to live close to amazing places they’d like to visit. The Covington community is located just across from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

Yorba Linda, the birthplace of President Nixon, is home to several recipients of the California Distinguished School award, and has seen a population growth of 13 percent since 2000. It’s a city where good things are happening. Urban infill complements those good things by providing places for people to live within the city instead of on its outskirts. For more information about Covington and other Brandywine urban infill projects, contact us.