to fill in: The old stream beds have been infilled with sediment.
the planned conversion of empty lots, underused or rundown buildings, and other available space in densely built-up urban and suburban areas for use as sites for commercial buildings and housing, frequently as an alternative to overdevelopment of rural areas.
of, relating to, or involving the use of infill in urban planning: infill condominium projects; infill office buildings and retail space.
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How to use infill in a sentence
Such infill in the bay cut off the marsh from Rose Creek, which naturally feeds sediment and freshwater to wetland habitat.
This can also mean loosening zoning restrictions to allow infill construction in more locations and by reducing the areas zoned for single-family housing.I'm a Councilman in the Least Affordable Region in the U.S. Here's How We Can Fix the Housing Market | Sergio Lopez | August 24, 2021 | Time
“Development might not occur on every site, but the zoning is there and we’re adding programs to facilitate infill development,” said Brian Schoenfisch, program manager in the city’s planning department.
It doesn’t necessarily help small urban infill development apartment projects.
Prioritizing infill development in the county’s urban core areas, where wildfire threat is lower and people have access to jobs and public transit, benefits existing and new communities.San Diego Has a New Board – and Hopefully a New Approach to Development | Van Collinsworth | December 17, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Naught but the clay, as to a rapture fond Could he with fire of genius thus infill!The Optimist's Good Morning | Florence Hobart Perin
British Dictionary definitions for infill
the act of filling or closing gaps, etc, in something, such as a row of buildings
material used to fill a cavity, gap, hole, etc
an acrylic gel application that fills in the gap between a false nail and the root of the real nail, which is created as the real nail grows
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