Infill encourages economical and fiscal sustainability in our city by: using existing infrastructure and services more efficiently and developing densities that support better transit.
By utilizing existing infrastructure (like water, sewage, and roads) to support higher densities, the city gets more value out of its investments.
Just think about it, the pipes are already there and they have the capacity to handle higher densities than they’re currently serving.
By having more people utilize the services already in place, the city can focus on maintaining and upgrading, instead of building brand new services at the edge of the city.
Mature and established neighbourhoods have existing facilities for the important services that support residents and enhance communities.
By properly utilizing existing police and fire stations, and community centres, we save taxpayer money by not having to spend additional money on new infrastructure at the fringe of the city and avoid new infrastructure deficits caused by building new services as Edmonton grows out.
The more we utilize our transit system the more value we get from it.
By creating neighbourhoods with more density we can run more effective and efficient transit routes. That’s good economics.
By encouraging people to build near transit hubs, we’ll make our city more accessible and give residents more options to taking their car.