Montgomery has witnessed a significant amount of infill redevelopment over the past twenty years, including over 300 single-family teardowns and rebuilds. In 2018, the City sought feedback regarding the impacts of single-family infill redevelopment through a residential re-construction questionnaire. A portion of respondents indicated concern with the incompatibility of new homes in established neighborhoods. In response to this feedback, the City will be encouraging builders to design homes to better blend with the neighborhood and consider the environmental impacts of a teardown by promoting the annual Sensitive Infill Award.
Nominees will be required to submit a Nomination Form and provide information regarding how their project considers the existing contextual surroundings, including massing, size, scale, and architectural features. In addition, the City will evaluate the use of green building techniques, recycling of materials, and tree preservation. The City looks forward to implementing this new award in 2021, highlighting infill projects that demonstrate building cohesiveness and environmental sensitivity.
For more information on this program, please contact Melissa Hays, zoning and code compliance officer, at [email protected]