The Henderson, Nevada City Council has OK'd a "1,900-acre master-planned community west of Sun City Anthem that will mark the region's entry into development reminiscent pre-World War II communities," the Las Vegas Sun reports.
"Focus will construct as many as 11,500 dwellings as part of the new urbanism concept of close-knit, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods interconnected with narrow streets and village squares. . . .
"When completed, it will be the second largest new urbanism project in the country behind 4,700 acres in Denver, according to John Ritter, the chief executive officer of Focus Property Group. Construction on the first model is expected to start by early 2006."
The ideas is to "take people out of their cars and help eliminate the long drive home from work and driving out of the way for a grocery store or day care center."