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New Urbanist community in Baja with extensive carfree areas: Loreto Bay

Link: http://www.loretobay.com/

This was mentioned on the carfree cities list, and I keep remembering it, so here's the link. The more I read, the more fascinating it is. At first I brushed it off a sort of rich norteamericano wasteland. From some pictures I saw of the houses, maybe I still think that. But here are some sustainability commitments:

  1. By the end of the project we will produce more energy from renewable resources than we consume.
  2. By the end of the project we will harvest or produce more potable water than we use.
  3. By the end of the project there will be more biodiversity, more biomass and more habitat than existed when we started.
  4. We will dedicate 1% of the gross proceeds of all sales and re-sales, in perpetuity, to a Community Foundation to assist with local social and sustainability issues.
  5. In conjunction with Loreto citizens and all layers of government, we will develop and implement a Regional Affordable Housing Strategy based on the premise that people who work at Loreto Bay should be able to afford to live in Loreto.

This is from their December 2004 Sustainability Program Update.

The more I read the site, the more intrigued I am.

Added by colin #442 on 2005-04-18. Last modified 2005-04-18 02:53. F0 License: Attribution
Location: World, Mexico, Baja California Sur, Loreto
Topics: building the carfree city, carfree places, green building, new urbanism, planned cities

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