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Old Posted Feb 22, 2007, 11:08 PM
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Request for Urban Infill - low rise

Examples in your city of sensitive Urban Infill projects that maintain or reflect the established character of a mature neighbourhood.

Essentially, townhouse mains with apartments on top or 3-4 storey condo/apartment type housing which is of above normal quality, material, and design use.

LEED would be even better.

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Old Posted Feb 23, 2007, 12:49 AM
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here are some good ones in portland most are under construction
Meranti Lofts (SE 46th/Divsion)

h45

the rocket

12.5

corbett crescent

the tabor

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check out Collingswood, NJ

Recently, this suburban neighborhood has done a fantastic job with an old lumberyard site (in the middle of downtown) redeveloping the land into new condos. They look great, keep the character, and have been planned perfectly around a transit stop with access to Philadelphia. This project was awarded money from the State of NJ in their Transit Oriented Development budget.

NOTE: including new store fronts on the street level and keeping garage entrances off Main St.

Check out this link for details:

http://www.lumberyardcondos.com/index_content.html


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Fairmount, in Philly, by volguus:



Queen Village, Philly, by Sasso:



Gray's Ferry Ave:



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The Philly stuff wins.

Those Portland projects were hideous, on average. Totally inappropriate for established residential areas. Trying to recruit nimbys?
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2007, 3:06 AM
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Some infill from around here. (I've shown these a few times already)

Downtown Moline. Old re-habbed on left, new infill on right.


Residential in Rock Island. (I'm not sure how I feel about these but they're popping up in empty lots around the older parts of town)


Downtown Rock Island.




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Old Posted Feb 23, 2007, 3:11 AM
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What do you think it thinks it is?

That first Portland one is great.
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2007, 3:52 AM
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These last ones where parking lots



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This low-rise infill, The Stadium District, is currently rising on a long, empty surface lot here in downtown Lansing, Michigan:



This low-rise infill, Abrams' Landing, is currently an approved project just across the street, for sell by the developer who moved to Cali. Hopefully, it still gets built.

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Where is that located Goody? If in NH, where in NH? That looks superb!

No offense, but alot of the Infill pics from Portland and Chicago look HORRIBLE. Is it just infill development that looks so bland in Portland..or everything?
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^hilarious, i thought the exact opposite of you about that thing above and the projects in portland.
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Where is that located Goody? If in NH, where in NH? That looks superb!

No offense, but alot of the Infill pics from Portland and Chicago look HORRIBLE. Is it just infill development that looks so bland in Portland..or everything?
This is in Portsmouth NH, which is currently under going quite the boom. There are two other buildings built in the last two years which look really nice as well, one of which is right behind this project, its a set of rows, the other is a new office building.. I will have to go out and get pictures. The northern tier of the city, mostly parking lots and one story over sized office buildings is about to more or less be totally rebuilt and the plans are looking good. There is also two other infill projects on the water front which are very promising.

I am with you I think these are classic, and some of the other infill projects are rather- well scary. For this lot though these buildings work very well. The newer developments (out of the historic city center) that infill can be modern but I don't think it would have worked here.
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^hilarious, i thought the exact opposite of you about that thing above and the projects in portland.
We must have different taste! For infill projects, I tend to like buildings that at least pay homage, or compliment the existing structures in a way that feels effortless. Granted -- It's hard to tell what the overall area looks like for some of those portland pictures. I just find it hard to believe these projects accomplish that.

In general, the Portland buildings "the rocket" and "h45" seem uninspiring. They look like they were from a childrens first early-school attempt and drawing a house. But thats just me.

And I suppose the Chicago infill is even worse. It's trying so hard and just completely off the mark. Looks like they ripped a sheet out from the Mc-Mansion design playbook.


Goody -- I'm a resident of Boston. I've heard alot about the Portsmouth boom -- but I've never taken a trip up there. I need to get up there sometime. Maybe when it warms up a bit.
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Not sure if you said townhomes, too, as the original post is a little confusing, but some more urban infill in Lansing...

On The Grand Condominiums Townhomes



Printer's Row - LEED certified, since you were looking for that





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Detroit Infill

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thanks guys, keep em coming!
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you guys are harsh on the portland ones here are a couple more:













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And I suppose the Chicago infill is even worse. It's trying so hard and just completely off the mark. Looks like they ripped a sheet out from the Mc-Mansion design playbook.


Goody -- I'm a resident of Boston. I've heard alot about the Portsmouth boom -- but I've never taken a trip up there. I need to get up there sometime. Maybe when it warms up a bit.
I will agree the Chicago ones are just ...ah... short of the mark.

Yea Portsmouth is a great town. You should make your way over to Archboston.com if you havent already. The forum has all the active Boston projects, and New England news... hence the lack of it on this site.
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Can someone tell me where these Chicago ones everyone's talking about?

A few more in Detroit. Again, let me know if townhomes weren't the focus of this infill thread:







Garden Lofts



Bonnie Bridge Villas



Brainard Street Apartments



Centurion Place



Gensis Villa (ugly, but, what ya' gonna' do?)



Nine on Third



East Village



Green Acres Brownstones



Lofts at New Center

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I was talking about this bad boy....
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