Paradise Valley, California
Updated Paradise Valley Plan
In 2010, the Paradise Valley plan was updated to reduce its project footprint from 3,200 acres to 2,000 acres with approximately 8,000 mixed dwelling units. The plan maintains its goals to be self-sufficient with all basic services and amenities provided for within the new town to reduce the need to drive outside the community.
Previous Paradise Valley plan
Paradise Valley would be made up of 12,900 mixed dwelling units in a series of villages built over 25 years. Paradise Valley would be self-sufficient and have its own self-contained services and goods all within the new town, which would reduce residents' need to drive outside the community. The plan called for 2,000 acres (810 ha) on site would be set for parks and open space
Paradise Valley’s goal is to implement conscientious and sustainable development principles in order to create a place where neighborhoods and communities are balanced with the natural environment. The plan is designed to reduce the use of automobile by creating a highly connective walkable neighborhood. The design incorporates a network of bicycling and walking trails linking the residential neighborhoods to the town center, parks, and open space.
Paradise Valley plans to provide approximately 8,000 dwelling units with a diversity of housing options with a range of affordability. The residential neighborhoods will include a variety of single family homes. attached town homes, flats, and apartments, to accommodate the broad range of residents from young families to active adults and retirees.
Parks and Open Space
The development will provide hundreds of acres of recreational open space within the project footprint. A variety of parks and trails will be accessible to all the residents. The network of parks will be complemented by a linear park which will connect many of the parks with the community park and town center. Paradise Valley will also preserve thousands of acres of its privately owned property to be dedicated as perpetual open space. This natural open space will maintain a functional habitat linkage through Shavers Valley and will be preserved as natural habitat in perpetuity.
- Paradise Valley Project
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