Silicon Valley Elites Show Off Renderings of Exclusive New City They Want to Build in the Bay Area (Gizmodo)

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    Silicon Valley Elites Show Off Renderings of Exclusive New City They Want to Build in the Bay Area – By Kyle Barr (Gizmodo) / Sept 1, 2023

    New renderings show that the tech billionaire-backed city from ‘California Forever’ would be a pseudo-Mediterranean vacation spot but with more solar panels.

    You don’t have to stray too far into science fiction or comic book tales to find examples of megalomaniacal tech businessmen creating their own “utopian” metropolises, before—inevitably—everything goes to hell. Now several titans of Silicon Valley are hoping they can get their way with their own dream city that, according to new renderings, would look something like tech billionaires’ favorite Mediterranean vacation spot. It comes complete with stucco buildings, red-tiled roofs, a comfortable downtown, and enough solar panels to make it seem like it’s actually sustainable.

    “California Forever,” the parent company of Flannery Associates, shared artistic renderings for plans to turn a section of Solano County in northern California, currently home to around 450,000 people, into a hip, walkable utopia where the kids play and bike in the streets, the adults kayak in the afternoon, and everybody sips kitschy margaritas under the awnings of a quaint downtown.

    How would this suburban, family-centric ideal be supported? Solar farms, apparently. The project said eastern Solano has enough existing infrastructure to build a “large solar farm.” There’s no word yet on where they’ll stick the solar farm, but the company did say it would need to improve existing infrastructure like the North Bay Aqueduct and Highway 12.

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