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Construction Begins On California's $68 Billion "Plus" High-Speed Rail Line . . .
One of the biggest transportation projects the country has ever seen broke ground Monday in Fresno, Calif. In theory, the much delayed high-speed rail line
The milestone comes six years after voters first approved an almost $10 billion bond act to fund the project. But that bond, plus about $3 billion in federal funds,
Still, the Los Angeles Times reports that Monday's groundbreaking itself is an accomplishment:
"Over the last two years, the California High-Speed Rail Authority has prevailed in a series of court challenges to the project, won a federal exemption
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About GROW Holdings
GROW (Green Renewable Organic & Water) Holdings LLC is a Los Angeles-based company formed to develop green projects and technology, renewable
From Sonoma County, CA
5 h 13 min (284.6 mi) via I-580 E and I-5 S
The County of Kings is located in the San Joaquin Valley, approximately 200 miles north of the Los Angeles metropolitan area and 200 miles south of the San Francisco area. The Project site is located within the south central portion of Kings County. Interstate 5 bisects the western portion of the Project site with 1,121 acres on the western side of Interstate 5 and 6,376 acres on the eastern side of Interstate 5. The eastern segment of the Project extends from the Kings/Kern County line north for approximately six miles.
CURRENTLY - The Project site is designated as AG-40 General Agricultural by the County Zoning Code. The Project site is vacant and has been utilized most recently for grazing cattle. The neighboring properties to the north, south and east are primarily fallow agricultural land. Portions of the neighboring properties to the east lie within the former Tulare Lakebed and are occasionally flooded in wet years by the farmers in the area to provide for water storage. The neighboring properties to the west consist of fallow agricultural land, with some scattered acreage utilized for growing and cultivating almonds and pistachios.
WATER: Provide for a ?One Water? program consisting of a water treatment and recycling system that minimizes potable water requirements for municipal and industrial (M&I) uses through the use of non-potable water, such as reclaimed water, gray water, and rainwater harvesting and storage.
COMMENT: TOILET to TAP - reclaimed water. . . NO matter what the treatment system the atmospheric secondary water cycle will still have endocrine disrupters creating illness and death - targeting the very young, those with compromised immure systems and the elderly . . With this NEW city for the 21st Century there is NO mention of utilizing Primary Water which is continuously created within the Earths mantel, is a renewable and pure and clean. . . To Learn the water facts go to www.PrimaryWater.org and spread this good news about why WE DO NOT HAVE A WATER SHORTAGE!
Water Master Plan - this is in the QUAY Plan -
GROW recognizes that water is not a limitless resource, and is creating a comprehensive, sustainable ?One Water? management solution to optimize this resource. Our philosophy regarding water is that ?We don?t use water, we reuse it.? Aggressive water harvesting, strict mandated building conservation measures, advanced piping and plumbing, appropriate landscaping, significant storage capacity, recreation of managed habitat, and a high level of reuse are some of the components that will help assure the most efficient and effective use of water.
In addition to providing enough water to satisfy the community?s potable water needs, new, cutting-edge techniques will be utilized to reuse highly treated wastewater for irrigation purposes, process water, to replenish potable supplies, and to supplement the flow of the waterways with good quality water. High capacity storage facilities will be created to capture and take advantage of occasional and interruptible water flows. State-of-the-art sewer and water treatment systems will produce treated water to meet or exceed acceptable water quality standards. The design of these facilities is planned to minimize the facility site footprint, be neighbor-friendly, be highly efficient, and look aesthetically pleasing. Ongoing maintenance of these facilities will be provided through the Quay Valley Community Services District (QVCSD).
Developer renews plan for 75,000-strong Kings County town
By John Lindt, Fresno Business Journal Mothballed since 2008, an ambitious plan to build a 7,500-acre town in southwest Kings County is making a comeback this month. Proponent Quay Hays of Los Angeles-based GROW (Green Renewable Organic & Water) Holdings said the ?timing is right? to
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Quay Valley will be the city of the future and one of the most modern, environmentally responsible communities in the world, destined to be a top place to see in California.
Quay Valley new town project re-emerges in Kings County | Local News | FresnoBee.com . . . Feb. 2015
The massive Quay Valley new town proposal in western Kings County is suddenly alive again after being left for dead at the start of the Great Recession.
The proposed development straddles Interstate 5 north of the Kern County line halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
It calls for 25,000 dwelling units ? homes and apartments ? that would house 75,000 people, plus themed resort hotels and restaurants, a business park and university research park, restored wetland habitat, trails for nature walks and agriculture in a combination dubbed the ?new ruralism? in a preliminary plan submitted to the county.
Hanford, the county seat, has a population of more than 55,000.
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While California?s verdant Central Valley is the fastest growing area in the state, the entire population of the 22,500-square-mile region is a comparatively modest 6.5 million people ? Los Angeles County alone boasts over 50% more residents. However, this single region, which is responsible for producing 25% of all of the food consumed in the United States, is expected to absorb many of the 10 million people the state is projected to grow by over the next few decades. It is also home to one of the most ambitious and distinctive new developments in modern American history: Quay Valley.
Conceived as a ?model town for the 21st Century,? Quay Valley is designed to be a 100% solar powered, self-sustaining residential community. The Quay Valley site, located about midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, encompasses 7,500 acres of private land along the Interstate 5 Freeway. Integrating the best qualities of new urbanism in a unique rural context, the project is at the forefront of a movement that Quay Valley developer GROW Holdings refers to as ?New Ruralism.?
The GROW Holdings acronym stands for Green Renewable Organic and Water, appropriate for a project that aims to set new standards in using principles of organic farming, environmental stewardship, water preservation and resource conservation to become one of the most modern and environmentally responsible communities in the world.
Much more than just a residential development, however, the Quay Valley master plan incorporates robust retail, education, entertainment and hospitality features. All told, the project is slated to include approximately 25,000 homes and 20 million sq. ft. of commercial space. Formal announcements of the project?s initial anchor tenants are expected later this year. Quay Valley?s 2,000 acres of retail and entertainment is not just flexible and phase-able, but has been designed to make Quay Valley a true one-of-a-kind destination.
Highlights include: an action sports park with extreme sports like whitewater kayaking, water skiing and rock climbing, as well as the largest manmade surf opportunity in the world; an extreme-sports-themed hotel geared to outdoor and adventure enthusiasts; an array of sports fields and facilities, including a small stadium; multiple museums and cultural exhibits; a festival grounds area suitable for large gatherings, promotions and special events; a winery-style spa and resort destination; and a remarkable Serengeti African Safari Experience, complete with animals provided by San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy.
The team of architects, engineers and assorted environmental, design and development experts behind the Quay Valley plan constitutes a kind of ?All Star Team,? tasked with answering the fundamental question: is there a better way? The answers to that question have sparked the innovation that will help define Quay Valley: floating solar fields to reduce evaporation, a next-generation water capture, treatment and reuse system (that will reuse 90% of Quay Valley?s water), and roadways constructed from specialized materials designed to minimize heat holding and dampen the urban heat island effect.
Most remarkable of all, however, is the 5-mile Hyperloop transportation system that will weave its way through the project. The first working Hyperloop in the world, the system is being built by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. Based on the concept initially proposed by Elon Musk, the Hyperloop utilizes a large pneumatic tube?a vacuum environment ? that can transport passengers at hundreds of miles per hour.
Construction is set to begin on community infrastructure in 2016, with new interchanges, roads, walkways, and public spaces. In 2017, construction on the project?s first buildings will get underway, with the project?s first phase completed by 2018. Quay Valley might seem to be in the middle of nowhere, but with five full miles of frontage on both sides of the interstate, 26 million people within a 2.5 hour drive, and a projected 10 million visitors a year, the anticipated 75,000 residents of this ?city of the future? might soon find themselves in the middle of it all.
QUAY Valley - New Community Application and Preliminary Design Plans - GROW Holdings, LLC
2/12/2015 Quay Valley New Community Application
Preliminary Design Plan
GROW Holdings, LLC
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Land Use Objectives
The Conceptual Land Use Plan for the Project has been planned with the following goals in mind:
- Create a Master Planned Community that embraces Smart Growth, including New Urbanism / New Ruralism, Sustainability, Green Building and Green Infrastructure principles.
- Provide a framework that responds to the physical and market-driven aspects of the Project opportunities.
- Create a cohesive identity for the Project area.
- Transform the Project into an aesthetic living environment.
- Provide for a diverse range of housing opportunities responsive to local needs.
- Provide for on-site retail/commercial/entertainment opportunities with "People
Gathering Places" integrated.
- Provide a convenient, safe and aesthetic pedestrian circulation network.
- Create the most efficient, cutting-edge “One Water” system possible that connects and utilizes all available water in the most sustainable manner.
- Provide for advanced storm water management for the Project.
- Incorporate a water quality treatment plan and storm water management and distribution system that can serve as an amenity to the community.
- Provide for on-site state-of-the-art sewage, water treatment, water storage and water reuse facilities.
- Provide a comprehensive development approach that ensures adequate infrastructure is in place as each planning area comes online.
- “Future proof” the infrastructure to provide a platform for future updates and help avoid obsolescence.
- Create consolidated, connected open space systems that provide for conservation, mitigation, recreation and enhancement of indigenous environmental systems.
- Cluster development in order to minimize infrastructure impact and costs, and to maximize diversity of housing types.
- Create a self-sufficient community where daily needs can be met.
- Minimize the need for vehicle trips and vehicle miles travelled (VMT).
- Provide for a fine-grained street network to avoid future traffic congestion within and outside of Quay Valley.
- Provide the highest level of safety for residents and visitors alike.
- Maximize opportunities for physical activity.
- Emphasize a social network within the community.
Please also see Exhibit 1.4 — Conceptual Land Use Plan
3.3 Main Components
There are five main Land Use components to the Project:
A world-class Sustainable Community that will be home to over 75,000 permanent residents in 25,000 dwelling units, and will become a global showcase for sustainable energy, conservation, and pollution reduction for a higher quality of life.
A high energy, family-oriented Entertainment Destination featuring exciting and unique destination retail, themed resort hotels, museums, action sports complex, waterpark, gardens, convention hotel and facilities, cafes and restaurants, and other distinct attractions.
- Unify the Project area through implementation of a strong landscape and architectural design program.
Economic drivers to provide a significant job base and create employment self- sufficiency, including such uses as Office and Business Park, Innovation Clusters, Distribution Hubs, Industrial, Retail Hospitality, Entertainment, Service, Tech, Manufacturing, Research Park, Educational Institutions, and Highway Commercial.
Sustainable Permanent Agriculture integrated into and overlapping with areas for wildlife and habitat management as well as areas for passive recreation.
An embrace of the environment that will feature recreational waterways, wooded areas, walkways, and nature strolls, and will reintroduce habitat and species indigenous to the area.
Open Space / Waterways
The Open Space component consists of Naturalized Open Space, Reservoirs, an Aqueduct, Managed Recreational Waterways, Lakes, Parks, Recreational Open Space, and Agricultural property. The Waterways are multipurpose facilities which provide for recreation, water distribution, and drainage, while supporting the eco-system and water quality objectives of Quay Valley.
The planning for Quay Valley is grounded in the principles of smart growth, sustainability, green building, environmental responsibility, and New Urbanism, combined with the rural traditions of California’s Central Valley to create a new development concept: "New Ruralism." Simply put, the goal is to create a community that not only enhances the quality of life for people today, but also ensures that the needs of future generations can be met. It is a commonsense approach based on the understanding that sensibly meeting the San Joaquin Valley's expected population growth will require the careful planning and creation of entirely new towns, and that those towns must be self-sustaining, providing for the long-term viability of the community's natural resources and its social and economic systems.
The way we design and build Quay Valley must focus on principles of sustainability: the use of the sun as a primary source of energy; the conservation and multiple reuse of potable and rain water; the configuration of uses on the land that minimizes the use of fossil fuel and time- consuming automobile travel; the reduction of waste in both product and time; the creation of a vibrant job base sufficient to support residents; and the development of a sense of community, social interaction, and place. The development of Quay Valley is an attempt to demonstrate our ability to accomplish these broad goals. Specific performance targets relating to these goals will be developed and enumerated in the Specific Plan for this Project.
4.2 Sustainability Master Plan
Imagine a place where every day the air is cleaner, the water is purer, the people are healthier, life is more abundant and we are enriched by the culture. The planning commitments to sustainability objectives are as follows:
To ensure a sustainable environment, we will:
- Aim to produce more energy from renewable resources than we consume, with renewable energy as the mandatory primary energy source.
- Provide for a “One Water” program consisting of a water treatment and recycling system that minimizes potable water requirements for municipal and industrial (M&I) uses through the use of non-potable water, such as reclaimed water, gray water, and rainwater harvesting and storage.
- Create more biodiversity and habitat than existed when we started.
- Significantly reduce the consumption and reliance on fossil fuels by the introduction of alternative fuel and green transportation choices.
- Reduce building energy demands with passive and active alternative energy and solar uses, including photovoltaic or other solar thermal options, and efficient
design and construction techniques.
- Improve air quality by reducing auto dependence through a circulation plan that
promotes walking, biking, and community electric shuttles or other alternative energy-saving transportation methods.
The Quay Valley Specific Plan does not propose designating sites for private K-12 schools; however private schools are welcome and could be accommodated within the plan in the future. As part of the site selection for private schools, consideration should be given to the potential impacts associated with the displacement of the underlying land use. This displacement could impact the minimum number of jobs projected and housing units planned for the Quay Valley Specific Plan.
Private College or University
As Quay Valley and the San Joaquin Valley grow and develop over the next several decades, the need for private colleges and universities will increase. The opportunities for such institutions to locate in Quay Valley have been planned for in the Research Science Center area. Private colleges or a university are being encouraged to locate within the urban framework of Quay Valley and to provide the ability for graduating Quay Valley high school students to continue their education within the community.
# # # 4.10 Police Master Plan
Law enforcement services will be provided by the QVCSD. Police facilities for Quay Valley will be centered in a headquarters located in the Town Center area. Detention facilities at that location will also be provided. The addition of Police substations will be evaluated as Quay Valley develops and will be added if necessary to maintain public safety within the Quay Valley Specific Plan area. The QVCSD will create an ongoing system to monitor calls for service, analyze crime statistics and resident survey data, and make changes in staffing and patrols to reflect the growing community’s needs.
Community policing has been determined to be an effective deterrent and tool to reduce crime. To promote community policing, each school facility will have an office available for use by the Police Department and the community for policing needs.
The waterways of Quay Valley extend throughout the entire community in a north to south alignment connecting residential areas to commercial centers, job centers, the Town Center, educational facilities, parks, and open space, making access through the community feasible by small craft boats. Recycled water will be used to replenish water lost to evaporation from the waterways and for habitat restoration. The waterway will be connected to re-created and restored wetlands, and will provide the water distribution, filtration and recycling as well as function as flood control basins.
# # # A regional bio-solids (municipal sludge) treatment facility will be located near the water reclamation facility.
By combining the Central Valley’s rich and historic agricultural traditions with new, world-leading sustainability principles, a new community can be created that will provide more value and a higher quality of life for its widely diverse residents than they may currently find elsewhere in California. The successful design and build-out of this model town will set new standards in modern community development that address the real environmental and quality-of-life needs for a growing Kings County and San Joaquin Valley in the new century.
The Quay Valley project team consists of some of the best and most experienced designers, planners, engineers, scientists, technocrats, specialists and educators from around the globe to address the critical issues at each stage of the project. Many have vast similar experiences in California on which to draw, having been responsible for some of the best new major planned communities and towns in the state. The entire project team looks forward to working with Kings County to create this roadmap for responsible development for future developers, not only in the Great Central Valley of California, but the world.
This application proposes a smart growth, financially feasible community plan that emphasizes conservation, sustainability, and a balanced mixture of land uses. It is the sincere hope of GROW Holdings LLC and its project team that this is the type of New Community Plan that the County of Kings will not only approve, but champion.
About Quay Valley- New Ruralism in the Heart of the Central Valley
In the heart of the Golden State not far from the Pacific shores lies Quay Valley, a new, undiscovered California alternative in the Great Central Valley, and a modern frontier offering new values and ways of living.
Quay Valley will be a model town for the 21st century, a self-sustaining community that seamlessly melds the best qualities of new urbanism with the traditions of the San Joaquin Valley’s small rural towns - evolving into a concept that we call New Ruralism - while carefully preserving the natural surroundings of the area. The community will operate on 100% solar power as its energy source and set new standards in self-sufficient energy use, water conservation, resource reuse and environmental responsibility.
Our vision is an integrated stewardship process of conservation, protection, enhancement and regeneration that balances the social, technical, economic and environmental needs of the community.