The term “infill development” refers to building within unused and underutilized lands within existing development patterns, typically but not exclusively in urban areas. Infill development is critical to accommodating growth and redesigning our cities to be environmentally- and socially-sustainable.
OPR works with agencies and jurisdictions at both the state and local levels to support infill development and reduce sprawl. OPR is committed to promoting compact development in order to:
OPR’s 1978 An Urban Strategy for California provides a framework for sustainable infill development. We provide technical assistance on CEQA and identify best practices to share across the state.
- California Air Resources Board Sustainable Communities/SB 375 Resources
- Strategic Growth Council
- California Department of Housing & Community Development: Housing Resource Center
- An Urban Strategy for California (1978)