Santa Fe Community – Aldea
GaiaQuest’s originally created and launched our former headquarters at Aldea de Santa Fe, where it has provided a base for GaiaQuest’s consulting services and Online Center.
Aldea’s existing quaint pedestrian-oriented residential neighborhood is successful and almost completely built out with a wholesome variety of existing homes, parks, substantial open space and trails. But the developer sold off and failed to develop most of Aldea’s mixed-use commercial center property that remains undeveloped, partially due to a flawed development plan. Working with other Aldea commercial stake holders and investor candidates, GaiaQuest and associates provided a more viable regeneratively sustainable development solution for Aldea’s commercial center that includes demonstration Permaculture landscaping with community based food production opportunities, demonstration aquaponics greenhouse, garden-to-table restaurant, full-service boutique hotel, affordable euro-style hostel accommodations, community market, commercial conveniences and a world class center for health, fitness, arts, culture and lifestyle programs. Housed in university-style campus facilities connected by beautiful gardens, this alternative can provide a demonstration of how an existing community with a failed commercial center can become a vibrant successful new urbanist eco-community if it is retrofitted with a regeneratively sustainable Permaculture based development solution.