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Old June 22nd, 2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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RUIRU | Tatu City | $2.5bn | U/C

Welcome to the Future of Nairobi
Tatu City. Built with Passion. Powered by Vision.
Tatu City is a new city located within Greater Nairobi - a dynamic mixed-use environment that will be home to an estimated 62,000 residents who will have the opportunity to live-work-play within their community; as well as 23 000 day visitors.

The vision for Tatu City is the creation of a world-class, mixed-use new city, located within Greater Nairobi – East Africa's new economic hub.

The site of the proposed development is over 1000 hectares in size.

Part of the land to be developed is currently a producing coffee farm and coffee production will continue during development of Tatu City. In fact the planners have insisted on maintaining respect for the coffee farming heritage as evidenced in the attention shown to the environment planning and design.

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http://www.tatucity.com/

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Wow this is great but how did this escape the media attention?
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 12:03 AM   #3
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first of all. DAMN!!!! that project is huge, it will prolly be the single biggest investment in the country.

second, going by my first impressions this thing looks legit. so far i dont see a whole lot of govt involvement which is a GREAT thing and also a good indicator that it will happen.

so far so good

one question.
what is that big stadium like structure?

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i found some info about it



A company that focuses on investments in emerging markets has unveiled plans at MIPIM for a $3bn scheme on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya

Renaissance Partners, the principal investing arm of emerging markets firm Renaissance Group, in a 50:50 joint venture with Kenyan investors, has received planning consent for Tatu City (pictured). It will be Africa’s first “expertly planned” city and will be developed in 10 phases on a site of more than 1,000 ha.

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Old June 23rd, 2010, 12:28 AM   #5
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more info.

New African city launched at global property conference


Nash Nyagah, Kenya partner with Chris Baxter, Arnold Meyer, Josphat Kinyua and Polina Veksler of Renaissance Partnership admire a model of the new Kenyan city at its global launch at MIPIM in Cannes, France.

The first privately funded new city to be built in Kenya in the post colonisation period, Tatu City, was launched last week at MIPIM, the prestigious property conference held annually in Cannes on France’s famous Cote d’Azur.

The 1 000 ha development, which is also the first holistic lifestyle city planned in Africa, will be built in Greater Nairobi in 10 phases, providing much needed housing for 62 000 people, as well as offices and shops which are expected to attract a further 23 000 visitors a day.
Phase one of the new development – which will have its official launch in Nairobi in June – will provide 1 800 entry level residential units. There will also be a 25 000 m2 shopping centre and 80 000 m2 of office space.

Arnold Meyer, managing director of Renaissance Partners, the developer, said Nairobi urgently needs 300 000 new homes. There is an annual shortage alone of 30 000 entry level homes (selling for between US$40 000 – 80 000) but at the moment only 3 000 a year are being built.

Part of the site is a coffee farm and this will continue as a working farm during the development of the new city. Additional land, also currently farmed for coffee, will be added at a later stage.

Thirty-five percent of the initial scheme has been set aside for a natural green belt and will be maintained as wetland. A further 15% is being earmarked for world class infrastructure and schools and hospitals are also on the master plan. There are two universities within 7 km of the development and already the developer is buying up adjoining land for further expansion to take advantage of the increased population and demand for further education, as well as research and development opportunities.

The scheme will save a massive 40% on electricity usage, says Meyer. All warm water in the homes will be solar heated and no air conditioning will be allowed in the office buildings – instead they will have basement chiller rooms that will freeze large ice packs overnight when electricity usage is low. Fans will then blow over this ice to keep the buildings cool during the heat of the day, a technology that has been in use on the African continent for the last decade.

The Tatu City development is partly funded by Renaissance Capital of Moscow and partly by local Kenyan businesspeople. A start will be made on the infrastructure in June, and phase one construction will start later this year. Phase three is scheduled to be finished in 2013.

Members of the professional team are all from South Africa. They include: Frikkie de Lange of DLC town planners; Riana du Plessis, urban planner; Elaine Holtzhausen, of Lokisa Environmental Consulting; E W van Renssen, Leo Consulting Engineers; and Jaksa Barbir, urban designer.

http://www.sapropertynews.com/new-af...ty-conference/

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Old June 23rd, 2010, 05:59 AM   #6
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now that is the kind of FDI we need.Biden said it very well, "have a stable referendum and constitutional reforms and investors will pour in money and investments."

This is a 240billion kshs investment and all the media is talking about is politics.This will never make the headlines.It will be in some inner page.But am happy,Kenya is moving in the right direction.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 09:25 AM   #7
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guys, you will start hearing about it soon. At the moment its not officially launched, but if anyone has any doubts whether such a mammoth project is real or not, I will tell you this thing is most def happening. And I disagree: the media dont need to focus on this, it aint gonna tell us who inserted those 2 words into the Constitution or who threw those grenades at Uhuru Park. Neither will it reduce the slums at Kibera, Mathare, Kawangware and a dozen other places around Nairobi. Or jolt the police into behaving like professionals. Etc etc. Man we got bigger issues, but all in good time hopefully :0
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 09:33 AM   #8
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now that is the kind of FDI we need.Biden said it very well, "have a stable referendum and constitutional reforms and investors will pour in money and investments."

This is a 240billion kshs investment and all the media is talking about is politics.This will never make the headlines.It will be in some inner page.But am happy,Kenya is moving in the right direction.
yeah the kenyan media misses alot important news. it seems that their aim is to only cover politics and brush over other stuff. this project in a country like kenya is a FRONT PAGE article. who is the investor, why he chose kenya, how he got all that land, will the investor award contracts to kenyan companies? or will they employ kenyans and use local materials? SO MANY SIDES TO THIS PROJECT THAT CAN BE COVERED yet they they would rather tell me what kibaki or raila said about the YES team. i dont care about the YES or NO teams, i care about getting a new constitution. period!! i cant entirely blame the kenyan media because kenyans are themselves obsessed with politics. no wonder we have all this political tension in our country because kenyans are politically oversensitized. BEING A KENYAN SOMETIMES CAN STRESSFULL
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 09:42 AM   #9
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nairobbery, the media cannot let the politics slip even for a second, given the history of politicians here. They must constantly be watched, analysed and monitored. Sorry, but thats the only way - otherwise they (politicians) have a free rein on pulling the wool over gullible Kenyans' eyes. Sorry, I fully support the media. But its incorrect to state thats all they focus on. Dont worry, once this thing gets official (soon), you'll be seeing it on all front pages
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excellent newskeep them coming
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this is for great for Nairobi...we will soon start seeing such projects in other EAC countries.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 12:39 PM   #12
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I have to say I agree with Nairoberry. This thing looks like it will definitely get built.

I told you guys, once all those Kiambu projects get built, that area will make the rest of Nairobi look like its another world.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 12:48 PM   #13
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this is for great for Nairobi...we will soon start seeing such projects in other EAC countries.
Definitely. Thats the trend in most of our cities in the EAC. Major projects coming up around the outskirts of the cities. These projects were bound to get bigger with time.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 01:56 PM   #14
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Welcome to the Future of Nairobi
Tatu City. Built with Passion. Powered by Vision.
Tatu City is a new city located within Greater Nairobi - a dynamic mixed-use environment that will be home to an estimated 62,000 residents who will have the opportunity to live-work-play within their community; as well as 23 000 day visitors.

The vision for Tatu City is the creation of a world-class, mixed-use new city, located within Greater Nairobi – East Africa's new economic hub.

The site of the proposed development is over 1000 hectares in size.

Part of the land to be developed is currently a producing coffee farm and coffee production will continue during development of Tatu City. In fact the planners have insisted on maintaining respect for the coffee farming heritage as evidenced in the attention shown to the environment planning and design.

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http://www.tatucity.com/

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I went on the website to see how the project was going...and still no news.
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They have not yet launched the project.I think they are still doing paperwork.

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Tatu City is a nodal development – each node contains distinct facilities including open spaces and public environments interconnected by a public transport system as well as pedestrian walkways.

* Low Density Residential Neighbourhoods
* Medium to High Density Residential Neighbourhoods
* Primary & Secondary Urban Nodes
* Central Business Spine
* Mixed Use Spine
* Suburban Business Nodes
* Tourism & Conference Facilities
* Light Industrial, Warehousing & Infrastructure

In dramatic contrast to the haphazard, chaotic structure of present day Nairobi, Tatu City will feature a first-world support infrastructure incorporating the following:

* Paved Roads & Walkways
* Potable Water Supply System
* First World Sanitation
* Solid Waste Disposal Systems
* Electricity Supply Systems
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Old September 26th, 2010, 10:43 AM   #19
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I think you should forget about moving in paka 2015. You know how these things go, particularly with some monster project like this where not even a single shovel has hit the ground yet However I know this is going to go ahead.
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wow it like kakungulu eco city in kampala which is still u/c . kukungulu has 2500 homes,industrial centre,2 malls,a 50,000 seater stadium golf course,etc this project will be great for nairobi.
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