As homeowners, we want to be sure that any new developments in our established neighborhoods are in line with what we love about the community. With a leg of the Satterberg PDX business in local, quality infill construction, we want to set your mind at ease by giving you the run down on infill development in Portland first hand and how it benefits all of us.
Building Stronger Communities: Rather than getting an eyeful of a garbage-littered vacant lot or that one house on the block that's abandoned or more likely hosting a colony of possums, infill properties take advantage of opportunities for eye-sore lots to become beautiful, value-raising homes. These homes replace spaces that are commonly sites for squatting and criminal activity with long term residents invested in giving back to the community.
Putting Safety First: Old homes with deferred maintenance can expose hazardous toxins like lead based paint and asbestos. When a lot is selected for infill development, neighbors and future residents can rest assured that the most up to date and quality materials are being used, eliminating a safety issue for both owners and neighbors. By removing an old home and replacing it with a new, well-built and safety conscious home, the community can count on the structure to be an upstanding part of the neighborhood for years to come.
Thinking Environmentally: Infill homes are designed to be energy efficient, meaning the community uses less resources through the introduction of high efficiency windows, superior insulation and well-structured exterior doors and energy efficiency helps us all.
Ultimately, it's the builder's job to get to know the values of the neighborhood. Through infill projects, which allow for development on a small scale in neighborhoods with previously established principles, this meeting of the minds becomes possible. Conversations around what matters most in the neighborhood, like privacy, noise reduction or safety can take place and come to fruition in a way that enhances the neighborhood's existing character.
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