New Urbanism, Post Pandemic Style; Creating Communities of the Future for the Hybrid Work Lifestyle

PWC, Lagoon Valley, Triad Development, Skyridge Community, Vacaville
Courtesy of Triad Development

Two groundbreaking communities in California and Washington have reinvented the concept of “bedroom communities”, with a commitment to sustainability, and live/work balance 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA – According to an August 2021 PWC Survey, 41% of remote workers never want to go back to the office, a number that is up from 29% in January 2021. In response, companies are embracing a flexible hybrid work model for employees. This model strikes a balance of productive at-home work with office time, essential for team collaboration and relationship building. Triad Development has already begun building the infrastructure, with communities that respond to the demand. The Lagoon Valley Community in Vacaville, California is about an hour from San Francisco, while Skyridge in Wenatchee, Washington is a two and a half-hour drive, or half-hour commuter flight from Seattle. They both provide easy access to nearby technology hubs, while serving as an oasis of lifestyle enhancement.   

“We have set ourselves apart by looking at development from a unique perspective. We focus on understanding the shifting demands of people, communities, and businesses. With Lagoon Valley and Skyridge, we are creating great communities for people to live more healthful, vibrant lives, not too far from the home office,” says Fred Grimm, CEO and Co-Founder of Triad Development, Inc.  

The Lagoon Valley Community in Northern California addresses a housing crunch that has plagued the Bay Area for decades. With the Bay Area as the largest tech market in the United States, San Francisco has a cost-of-living index of 269.3, almost twice as high as Vacaville, California. Lagoon Valley, on the outskirts of Vacaville, has just recently broken ground. It is just 53 miles from San Francisco and will provide fourteen neighborhoods with 1,015 homes varying in size and price ranges, including neighborhoods offering affordable housing, as well as age-qualified residences, and estate homes designed to encourage multi-generational living. It is truly a mixed-use development and will include extensive preserved wetland and wildlife habitats, and additional acres of new parkland. 75% of the 2,400-acre specific plan is dedicated open space and 15% of parks and recreation. The neighborhoods are interconnected with trails that offer easy access to adjoining villages, the Town Center, the Community Farm, neighborhood parks, recreational facilities, an 18-hole golf course seeking Audubon certification, and a Community Event Center. It will be an outstanding socially and environmentally responsible community unlike any other in California.

 The Skyridge Community in Wenatchee overlooks the majestic Columbia River and will offer a variety of home sizes and styles, most with spectacular Valley and Mountain views. The 411-home community will also be connected by a trail system to the Sage Hills wilderness area, and a relaxed yet active lifestyle with parks, a pool and spa, The Skyridge Clubhouse, tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, a snow-sledding hill, and 300 days of sunshine a year. It will offer all the comforts of modern life technologically connected, yet far from the urban core.

About Triad Development, Inc.

Founded in 1984 in Seattle by Frederick W. Grimm, Triad Development has grown into a diversified real estate development company with properties throughout the country, and offices in Washington and Northern California. Through entrepreneurial passion and a focus on environmental sustainability, Triad exhibits a visionary spirit that continues to be its driving force.

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