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Urban Infill

Filling in the gaps of our Downtown


About Myself Phoenix Native Education ASU • • •

Bachelors of Studies of the Built Environment Masters of Architecture Masters of Urban Design

Live/Work/Extended Study New York Chicago Santander & Madrid, Spain Buenos Aries, Argentina

Current Work • • •

AiT Creo Architects Phoenix’s Next Flight Phoenix Community Alliance –

Building Phoenix Communities Committee

Urban Design Writer,


What is Urban Infill? And why should we make it our goal? Infill development involves building and developing in vacant areas in city centers or urban settings. -Attract Businesses -Reduce the cost of infrastructure -Reduce Traffic Congestion and Air Pollution -Save Open Space -Create Livable Communities -Density Is Green -Provide a sense of Community and Pride


Phoenix in the 50’s

If there’s a reason, they will come


Phoenix Today


Dream Big!


Harness the Energy


Change is Incremental Street Art Scales of Infill Adaptive Reuse Lot Activation New Projects


Street Art


Scales of infill

Uniqueness Counts


Scales of infill

Uniqueness Counts


Scales on Infill

Uniqueness Counts


Adaptive Reuse


Lot Activation


New Projects The Right Way


Add Interest


Engage/Activate The Street


Fill in the gaps


Grab the Street

Sprawl Repair Toolkit


Getting Involved • My Plan Phoenix • Phoenix Urban Design Week 4/3/14 • Local First Arizona – Infill/adaptive reuse meeting 4/1/14 5:30pm

• Reinvent Phoenix – Community Design Workshop 3/24/14 6pm


Urban Infill, Miguel Martinez  

Miguel's talk about Urban Infill at MicroDwell 2014

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