Filling the Gap: Small Sites for Big Success


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, South 231

Format: Building Knowledge Session
Level of Content: Novice
Track: Design, Development & Community Planning
Continuing Education: NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s), AIA - 1.00 LU hour(s)
Appropriate for: Multifamily Builders & Developers, Designers, Architects, Engineers & Planners, Land Development

Ron Nestor, William Hezmalhalch Architects, Inc, Santa Ana, CA

Thomas Kopf, DTJ DESIGN, Inc., Boulder, CO
Sean Ruppert, OPaL LLC, Cabin John, MD

What It’s About:
While infill sites can be challenging, they can also provide a unique and profitable opportunity for builders. Many of today's buyers want to live in close, walkable communities, and regional developers are finding opportunities to compete with national builders by turning small, overlooked parcels into boutique neighborhoods. This session explores how infill offers buyers the unique opportunity to live in a new, energy efficient home with modern conveniences while enjoying the benefits of an established community, as well as how the small size of infill projects can reduce up-front development costs and allow builders to respond to changing market desires more quickly.

What You'll Learn:
Apply creative land planning and innovative designs to make your way through a complex regulatory and financing process and breathe new life into communities.
Explore common design challenges, and how to overcome them, through the use of example projects.
Recognize ways to leverage existing site features and incorporate amenities that are appropriately scaled and desired by your buyers to differentiate your project.
Identify how to brand the unique qualities of your community to pique buyer interest.

Related Program(s):
Small Builders, Big Ideas
Creating Community: What Buyers Really Want & How You Can Deliver It
Site Design Plan Review

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