Bill Gates buys land for a 36 square mile smart city west of Phoenix Arizona

Bill Gates has bought a majority interest in 25,000 acres of land about 45 minutes west of Phoenix, in an area called the West Valley. It is an area called Belmont.

According to Belmont Partners, a real estate investment group based in Arizona, the goal is to turn the land into its own “smart city.”

“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,” Belmont Partners said in a news release.

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

“Comparable in square miles and projected population to Tempe, Arizona, Belmont will transform a raw, blank slate into a purpose-built edge city built around a flexible infrastructure model,” said Belmont Properties.

The proposed freeway I-11, which would connect the Belmont area to Las Vegas,

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