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Bill Gates’ Subsidiary Belmont Plans Smart City of Future, What Role Will Factory Built Homes Play?

November 13th, 2017

BillGatesBelmontPhoenxAZSmartCityOfFutureDailyBusinessNewsMHPronews45 Minutes west of downtown Phoenix, AZ is the site.

An operation called Belmont Partners, owned by one of the richest men in the world has just bought 25,000 acres for $80 million dollars.

Bill Gates, Microsoft’s founder, is making a splash.

The plan, the operation said in a press release is this. “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.”

News 12 in Phoenix provided the video of the site, and some background, plus additional details that has the media abuzz.  Fox, tech sites and others in mainstream media are on the story, but at this time, there are no more substantive details out there than what follows.

Bellmont Partners says they want to build a cutting edge city of the future.

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It will include:

  • 3,800 acres will go towards office, commercial and retail space.
  • 470 acres will be used for public schools.
  • Plus, there’s room for 80,000 residential units.”

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The artists’ rendering shown should not be considered as set in concrete.  There’s no date set for groundbreaking.

What no one in the mainstream media that we checked is saying is this.

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With some manufactured and modular builders nearby, are we to think that a futuristic city will not including some form of prefab, or one of the various kinds of factory home building?

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From sound reporting to wild-eyed speculation, Belmont is drawing a range of coverage. The above is from a tech blog, and Belmont WON’T look like this.

Recall that earlier this year, Google announced their plans to ‘go modular,’ as reported by the Daily Business News at the link below.

Meet the Modular Housing Builder Google Picked, and their “Industrial Cathedral”

In Chicagoland, a site is being prepped for a ‘modular city.’

Chicago – Massive Modular Project by European Operation Coming

80,000 housing units is almost equal to the total that the manufactured home industry produced for all of 2016.  For those not yet thinking big, will the article linked below and this Belmont announcement be the wake-up call?

State of the Manufactured Home Industry, Comparing RV vs. MH Data

The Daily Business News will monitor the developments on this emerging story. ## (News, analysis.)

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