Residential Infill Development
measures success in reducing requirements for new infrastructure and ongoing maintenance costs. This target supports the overall strategic direction of many major corporate initiatives.
|Infill Share - 5 year rolling average (%)||15.0||14.8||13.7||14.8|
Residential infill development measures the City’s success in reducing requirements for new infrastructure and ongoing maintenance costs. The City’s Growth Plan to Half a Million has an infill target of 50% of the next 250,000 people. Current infill levels are below 30% and many significant infill projects are several years away. A five-year rolling average is used because of large annual fluctuations in development.
The target = Number of new housing units in infill neighbourhoods over five years ÷ Total new housing units over five years
The target supports the success drivers of sustainable growth, neighbourhood quality, balanced land use, multiple transportation options, and it can contribute significantly to the availability of land for development. This target supports the overall strategic direction being set by many major corporate initiatives such as the Growth Plan to Half a Million, North Downtown Plan, City Centre Plan, Neighbourhood Infill Guidelines Study, Civic Operations Centre Plan, University’s 2057 Plan, and Vacant Lot Development Incentive Program.