Crestwood’s desirable location and large lot sizes make it a good choice for infill housing. Traditionally, an infill house is a new dwelling built in an older community. Infill housing reduces urban sprawl and allows more families to live in mature neighbourhoods that already have established infrastructure and are close to central services.
Check Residential Infill Guidelines.
The first step with your infill housing project is to choose a neighbourhood for your project and make sure it meets the City of Edmonton’s Residential Infill Guidelines for the type of home you want to build. You should also check to see if the area is affected by an Area Redevelopment Plan or other type of guiding redevelopment in the neighbourhood. Check the Zoning Bylaw to ensure the site is zoned for your proposed project and if rezoning is possible. Learn more about Residential Infill Guidelines.
Purchase the property.
If everything looks good, it’s time to purchase the property! That’s where Martens Group Realty can help you find the best lot for your Laurier, Parkview or Crestwood infill project. We are here to answer any questions you might have throughout the process.
Work with a home builder.
There are many, reputable home builders in Edmonton that specialize in infill housing. They can offer stock floor plans for your infill home or work with you to create a custom design. Your builder will also be familiar with all the bylaws and building codes and will likely take care of the permits you’ll need throughout the project.
How to find a reputable builder.
There are a few Edmonton builders who do allot of work in Crestwood, Parkview and Laurier. Here are a few for you to interview and determine which meets your needs best for your new custom home.
Benefits of infill
Without infill housing, the city would keep developing suburban neighbourhoods far from the core. This can put pressure on the city’s resources as they must develop infrastructure, like roads, public transit, schools and other services to accommodate sprawling neighbourhoods. Infill promotes environmental, economic and social sustainability for a growing city.
Infill housing allows more people to live where infrastructure already exists. It stops the closure of schools, stores and churches in older neighbourhoods and allows people to live in walkable communities closer to the centre. Infill housing adds flavour, diversity and new life to Edmonton’s most cherished communities.