Aldea Center in Santa Fe
Aldea de Santa Fe (Aldea) is a very unique pedestrian oriented new urbanist village, master planned to become a vibrant mixed-use community with a commercial village center plaza surrounded by a quaint walkable neighborhood of 476 homes within 345 acres of beautiful pinon juniper forest and related ecosystems. 205 acres are dedicated as permanent open space. Aldea’s approved commercial opportunities include 185,000 square feet of commercial uses and approximately 70,000 square feet of institutional uses.
GaiaQuest founders got involved with Aldea’s development when it was first approved for development at the end of 2000. Our original headquarters and phase one center were located in a live/work building we designed and developed on the west side of Aldea’s beautiful commercial plaza.
Eco-Community Permaculture Initiative
Years ago, the founders of non-profit GaiaQuest started an an Eco-Community Permaculture Initiative in Santa Fe. The primary mission and purpose of this initiative centered on guiding Aldea to become regeneratively sustainable, as a New Urbanist Eco-Community with enduring community health, prosperity, value and well-being. This section of our website was created to introduce a Permaculture initiative that has since evolved into a community supported Permaculture program, now operated and managed by members of the Aldea HOA.