Investment company Mt. Lemmons Holdings, recently established in the US State of Delaware, has invested $80 million in purchasing a land in the Arizona desert, where it plans to build a new city.
According to the construction company Belmont Partners, the new city of Belmont will have 180,000 inhabitants, and on the surface of 100 square kilometers will be built 80,000 houses and apartments, offices and state schools, with the most modern infrastructure. In addition to autonomous electric cars, independent logistics centers, super speed communications networks and modern computer centers are also planned. The production techniques of the future will be tested in factories, and everything will, of course, be “sustainable”, Belmont Partners announced.
On the basis of the register of real estate media from Arizona quickly established a connection with 62-year-old Bill Gates, who reportedly was behind the whole venture. Billionaire personally has not yet spoken about it.
A lawyer who participated in land acquisition says that it is much easier and more economical to design the infrastructure of the future when starting from scratch than when equipping existing city structures.
The question, however, is how much the plan will be successful. The federal state in the southwestern United States is known for its extremely high summer temperatures, poor air quality, droughts and fires. Even if they succeed in turning a dumpy, sandy plain into a green oasis equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the question arises as to how much it will pay off because of the high water consumption and electicity for air conditioning.