Compact development

Compact development

Increased number of housing units on a given piece of land reduces the cost of affordable housing. Compact development is not new; higher density housing is a long-standing tradition, whether it comprises midrise, multi-family, or single-family buildings on small lots.
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Compact development typically involves 2-3 years of analysis, stakeholder engagement and detailed project preparation before a grant agreement can be signed.
Staff review plans submitted by agencies, commissions and other governmental units and recommend changes to encourage contiguous, compact development. The Agriculture Department is also involved in reclaiming farmland affected by mining and restoring the mined land's productivity.
City Polaris would be a compact development that additionally will feature upscale residential buildings, a sprawling business park, civic center, tertiary hospital, condominium buildings, premium villas and online gaming operations.
When these costs are factored in on top of the environmental costs of climate change, there is a very strong public imperative to pursue even more compact development in the Portland-metro area than we have to date.
Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Hilton at the Ministry of Finance to sign an agreement to provide an additional 413 million rupees ($2.6 million USD) grant to finalize compact development.
In March 2017,the GoSL recruited a compact development team in the Policy Development Office at the Prime Minister's Office.
In tandem, this avoids sprawl and encourages more compact development, which in turn preserves farmland.
>> Foster compact development: Compact development reduces car dependence and encourages pedestrian activity and connection with others.
26% Preference for city living and more compact development