All over the world countries have mastered and embraced the concept of building cities from scratch, this has proven to have many advantages, among them being proper planning of infrastructure i.e. roads and drainage.
The northland city is a 500 billion shillings project by the well know and wealthy Kenyatta family.
The city will occupy about 11,000 acres of land, with residential, industrial and commercial units. The expectation is that the city will host about 250,000 people.
The development land is located in Ruiru, about 15km from Nairobi city center and is currently occupied by the dairy processor Brookside.
3,570 acres are to be set aside for housing, 390 acres for the business district, 33 acres for a shopping mall, 2 acres for a cluing house, 695 acres for an industrial park, 1,697 acres for open recreational space, 266 acres of water features and the final 5156 acres is set aside for wildlife conservation and farming.
The city will be executed in four phases over a period of 50 years.
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