Bill Gates is developing the City of the Future in
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, has chosen Arizona to
build his future smart city by purchasing a plot
of 25,000 acres of land in the south western region of the United
The area, which is a 45-minutes drive from west of Phoenix in an
area called the West Valley off I-10 near Tonopah, costs $80
million, said Belmont Partners, a real estate investment group
based in Arizona who closed the deal for the plot of land from one
of Gates investment firms.
The proposed community, planned to spread across 25,000 acres,
will be called Belmont, and the goal is to convert the land into
its own smart city, according to Belmont Partners.
Belmont will create a forward-thinking community with a
communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge
technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data
centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models,
autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs, the group says
in a news release.
Of the 25,000 acres, 3,800 acres will be used for office,
retail, and commercial space, while another 470 acres will be used
for public schools, which would leave enough space for 80,000
Comparable in square miles and projected population to Tempe,
Arizona, Belmont will transform a raw, blank slate into a
purpose-built edge city built around a flexible infrastructure
model, Belmont Properties said.
They even added that the future smart city will enjoy tomorrows
technologies such as an autonomous vehicle infrastructure,
autonomous logistic hubs, and more upon completion of the
Arizona Technology Councils Executive Emeritus Ronald Schott
said the land Gates company purchased is in a good spot,which is in
part due to the proposed I-11 freeway, which would run right
through Belmont and connect to Las Vegas.
Bill Gates is known for innovation and those kind of things, and
I think he picked the right place, said Schott, which is in part
due to the proposed I-11 freeway.
Hes coming to Arizona. Finally Arizonas being recognized for
being a place for innovation, Schott added.
As of now, theres no word on when construction of the project
will start. This is a developing story and we will keep you
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