The planning for Quay Valley is grounded on the principles of smart growth, sustainability, environmental responsibility and New Urbanism combined to create a new development concept—"New Ruralism." Simply put, our goal is to create a community that not only enhances the quality of life for people today, but also ensures that the needs of future generations can be met. It is a common sense approach that understands that meeting the San Joaquin Valley's population growth will require the creation of entirely new towns—and that those towns must be self-sustaining, providing for the long-term viability of the community's natural resources and its social and economic systems.
The way we design and build Quay Valley focuses on principles of sustainability: the use of the sun as our primary source of energy; the conservation and multiple use of water; the configuration of uses on the land which minimizes the use of fossil fuel and time-consuming automobile travel; the reduction of waste in both product and time; and the development of a sense of community, social interaction, and place.
Education is at the core of all our sustainability efforts at Quay Valley. The reason is simple: sustainability is a cross-generational community vision, not an objective that can simply be completed and forgotten. It must evolve and grow into a community mindset and culture.
By creating, engineering and embedding new sustainability practices into the core of the community, and by educating and sharing information about the benefits of sustainability practices, people will be better able to understand how these efforts impact their day-to-day lives at Quay Valley—and why these efforts are worth continuing.
Our vision is an integrated stewardship process of conservation, protection, enhancement, and regeneration that balances the social, economic and environmental needs of the community. It is driven by our belief in the future.