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JLC ??JULY 1989 These new houses in Nashville feature contemporary lines, but match the size, scale and materials to the surrounding neighborhood. Horizontal siding, small metal-roofed porches, and steep gables help these houses blend in. Most new construction takes place on raw, suburban tracts of land. But a growing alternative in many areas is "infill development." Infill projects build on vacant lots in built-up areas. Usually found in larger cities, the infill trend is reaching small towns and older suburbs. What makes infill construction different from suburban building is that infill tries to relate the design of the new building to the older surroundings, and needs to preserve the scale and character of the area (see