Tatu City, Kijani Ridge. They have a 10 million ltr capacity water reservoir!

These gated cities might become a problem one day. They are practically self sufficient without needing govt. assistance or participation in day to day operation.

[SIZE=6]Tatu City’s Kijani Ridge: Bringing the ‘Live, Work and Play’ concept to life[/SIZE]

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[SIZE=5]Kijani Ridge is in its fourth and final phase which is also quickly selling out.[/SIZE]
BY TATU CITY

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In 2008, Rendeavour, the largest private urban developer in Africa, started acquiring land in Kiambu. Tatu City, a 5000-acre mixed-use development, was announced in October 2010 after receiving planning approval from the government.
Tatu City is amongst the largest private foreign direct investments in Kenyan history with more than $500 million (Sh50 billion) being pumped into the city since its conception.
Its progress has seen thousands of Kenyans employed at Tatu City Ltd as departments in residential sales and engineering were created to support the on-going construction of homes, roads and businesses.
Overlooking a picturesque dam is Kijani Ridge, Tatu City’s premier residential development sitting on 180 acres of prime land.
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
With the focus of Tatu City’s developer, Rendeavour, being to create a unique live-work-play urban environment, Kijani Ridge is served with a host of amenities and infrastructure that make life a dream for residents.
Roads connecting residential and business areas mean no traffic jams within the city. To reduce vehicular congestion even further, there are walkable paths that connect the different sections of the city that are close enough for a walking or cycling commute, but not so close as to interfere with homes.
Electricity is already available throughout Tatu City, with each section getting a dedicated sub-station. The main Tatu City three-phase electricity substation is under construction and due to be completed in 2020. It will increase electricity supply to 135MW sourced from the national grid.
Going forward, part of the city will benefit from 30MW of sustainable energy sourced from solar panels on the rooftops of buildings in the industrial park.
Residential buyers are being encouraged to install solar panels on their own rooftops to reduce their carbon footprint, as well be a little easier on their pockets.

WATER SUPPLY
Residents of other cities in Kenya always have tales of dry taps and expensive bowsers. Safe, potable water is always flowing in Kijani Ridge from the 10 million-litre reservoir that supplies the entire city.
Wastewater is not a problem either. In Kenya, whenever the rains come, they bring with them stories of flooded roads and homes. Tatu City has storm drainage and sewer lines, some already built and some under construction, which ensure that residents can enjoy their homes regardless of the weather.

CHILD-FRIENDLY
Kijani Ridge is located between two world-class schools offering Kenyan and international education curricula from kindergarten all the way to high school. Children living in the residential section no longer have to wake up before dawn to sit in traffic for hours. From their homes, they can simply enjoy a short walk to school.
During the weekends, families can bond over a picnic in the park that runs around Kijani Ridge. If they prefer water-based activities, they can ride boats or go fishing at the Kijani Ridge dam.

FITNESS
Leisure and health options are limitless for Tatu City residents. The Kijani Ridge club house will have a restaurant, shops, swimming pool and a gym open to residents. In conjunction with Olympian Lornah Kiplagat, Tatu City has designed jogging trails around Kijani Ridge that form part of the network connecting the residential zones to the business and industrial areas.
The larger Tatu City will be served by sports facilities that are under development. In September 2019, the city broke ground on a rugby facility that will serve residents and students.
With so many things going into one space, it is easy to assume that development will run rampant, leaving Kijani Ridge residents to contend with disorganised urban sprawl. Always a step ahead, Tatu City charges its Development Control Committee with all construction approvals.
Tatu City was recently declared a Special Planning Area that gives the DCC the powers to approve construction plans on behalf of the county government. The bureaucracy that slows down home development has been thrown out of the window at Tatu City, meaning buyers will now enjoy greatly reduced times between application and approval of construction permits.

VILLA DESIGNS
Kijani Ridge, and the whole city, benefits from strict controls that ensure uniformity in aesthetics. Buyers are given the choice of twelve possible designs of villas to choose from. They are also allowed to design their own and present it to the DCC for approval, as long as it falls within the guidelines set out by the committee.
More than just assuring residents of a beautiful gated community, the DCC makes sure that all homes are built to international standards that can stand the test of time.
Already sold out of its first three phases, Kijani Ridge is in its fourth and final phase which is also quickly selling out. Buyers are being enticed both by the myriad infrastructure and amenities, and the fast-rising land value at the residential development.
The contemporary city is ready for residents and investors on the remaining half-acre plots in Kijani Ridge. With amenities, infrastructure, and unparalleled lifestyle options available, residents are assured of incomparable luxury in the unique live-work-play city.

Wako na powerstation yao

that’s the way to go. The govnt can help the Turkana nomads … we don’t need it in Tatu …

In the U.S where gated communities were born in the 1950s to keep black (criminal elements) and druggies out, gated communities have become small countries with even their own police and soldiers like in medieval times.

If there is a crime in the gated community, the FBI has to borrow permission from the welfare association chairman to get in and work under supervision from (armed) local watchmen working for the estate. The U.S federal govt. itself, has even been denied access to build highways through several gated cities.
And these communities win court battles very comfortably against the federal govt. because govt. gives them zero!
Some gated communities in S.A are so massive that the electric fence alone has it’s separate power grid.

Which US are you talking about where the feds have to get permission to investigate a crime?
Would you name the city?

Very ugly house designs. Doesn’t tickle my interest.

They have something for everyone. From the low end (unity homes) at 3-5 million for a 2bdr apartment to directors villas which will be selling at 100 million plus and everything in between.

June 28, 2018 – Unity Homes, a developer of inclusive residential communities in Kenya, will build 1,200 affordable homes at Tatu City, the U.S.-backed, mixed-income development in Kiambu County. The Ksh 4.5bn ($45mn) project will address the shortage of affordable homes in Kenya and provide opportunities for local employment in the area.

The signing ceremony between Unity Homes and Tatu City, a development by Rendeavour, Africa’s largest urban land developer, took place at the Big Four Summit in Nairobi, and was witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and U.S. Under Secretary of State of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan.

Speaking at the ceremony, Stephen Jennings, Founder and CEO of Rendeavour, said, “Accessible home ownership is the cornerstone of modern nations, and the Government of Kenya deserves praise for recognising the private sector’s crucial role in providing large-scale housing solutions to Kenyans.”

Frank Mosier, Chairman of Rendeavour, said, “As an American investor, I commend the Kenyan and U.S. governments for pursuing the kind of bi-lateral trade and investment that make our work at Tatu City possible.”

Facing a deficit of around 1.9 million units, with approximately 70% of those in the lower to middle income segment, the Kenyan government has encouraged the private sector to support the national goal of building 200,000 units per year to reduce the shortfall.

Priced at Ksh 3-5mn ($30,000-$50,000), Unity Homes’ turnkey units feature approx. 600 ft² of floor space, two bedrooms, parking, modern kitchen, spacious stone worktops, stainless steel ovenhood and dining room/lounge.

Homeowners also will enjoy all the amenities of Tatu City, which is open for business. Two schools welcome over 1,000 students daily, and a third school will open in September. Over 5,000 homes are currently under development or construction, and businesses in Tatu Industrial Park have started operations. In 2017, Tatu City was granted Special Economic Zone status, providing reduced corporate taxes, among other benefits.

Unity Homes sets shop at Tatu City

ni huku kirubi alikuwa anadivert maji ya ndakaini?

Just Google the info. There’s a famous gated community I think in Utah where a murder/suicide occured some time back. The FBI were kept out side the main gate until they got clearance from the association chairman. And they had to be supervised ndio wasiharibu reputation ya hio community regarded as a safe haven. The association has more staff than the town mayor’s office. With their own community bylaws.

It so bad because you can’t use their roads to get to the other side. For instance I heard that Runda is always problematic. If the association had their way no outsiders from Kiambu rd or limuru rd. would pass through the estate . People would be going all the way to town and round just to get to village market.

Who’s the 3rd partner who was thrown out of tatu city projects?

Bidco CEO Vimal Shah, Stephen Mwagiru and Nahashon Nyagah.

There are many ways to skin a cat.
Kenya still doesn’t have property taxes. Expect one [COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]mtoto wa malaya MPig to propose it soon if they haven’t already.
They could propose 1% property tax every year for all homes in a county. If it is worth 5M then you have to pay 50,000K every year or about 4K a month to your county government. This is where we are headed if Kenyan voters keep electing MPigs and letting them do whatever they want for the 5 years they are in office.
If you want to know that is coming look at what happened to the West in the past.

Dang ! ! ! Hata kwa movies, sijawahi ona kitu ka hii.

a county government will never build such a water reservoir for its county hospital, but Kiraitu Murungi is asking for 6 billion to make his county’s hospital to level 6.

Kuna landrates but mostly in urban centers, most of the land in Kenya is free hold. so wakenya watzusha sana incase property tax is brough in, kitu wanaweza ni house insurance waseme kama gari lazima ukuwe nayo.

I’ve been to this place and I’ve to admit these guys are serious.They are building a self sufficient and well planned community that will rival the best in the West and SA .

most of us hapa nakuru kiamunyi we have never lacked water and have never used municipal water…rain water is enough…invest around 400k on tanks and you are set

Hiyo pengine ni movie, cops can enter anywhere, the just need probable cause otherwise criminals would simply build gated communities and hide there.

Madam I’m not in the business of making things up. That Fbi incident happened sone time ago. I can’t find the news piece.

And that is not an isolated case. It happens a lot in gated communities to a point where Sherrifs call random residents to let them in like this place here, watch the video in the article :

https://www.kesq.com/home/police-locked-out-of-gated-communities/62552390

Gated communities are becoming small countries.

Sio sinema.

Cheki hii