Chico Residents: What kind of lifestyle do you want to live?

Picture it: A gaggle of kids running from yard to yard, playing tag and running through sprinklers in the middle of summer. No phones or Nintendo Switches in sight. A family having a lakeside picnic at a table piled high with thick sub sandwiches and slices of homemade pie. A teenager walking her energetic pup, …

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10 ways Valley’s Edge will make residents’ lives better

Did you know: the Valley’s Edge Specific Plan lays the foundation for a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle for future residents. The plan includes many requirements for future builders that will help ensure a better quality of life and a healthier future for our planet.  Here are 10 examples of how Valley’s Edge will protect …

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A Q&A: Is Valley’s Edge a housing development or a land use plan?

In everyday speech, it’s common to refer to Special Planning Areas such as Valley’s Edge as “developments” or “housing developments.” However, these terms are not correct. Valley’s Edge is what is referred to as a “land use plan” because it sets the design and maps the layout for future construction of buildings and housing on …

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Valley’s Edge will bring amenities and economic opportunities to the area

Valley’s Edge will have a tremendously positive impact on Chico’s economy. Over the lifespan of the project, it will create almost 10,000 jobs to support development, and require over 1,200 jobs to support ongoing operations. The economic impact will exceed 1.4 billion dollars, and contribute around 275 million annually to the city after completion.  While …

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The Mission at Valley’s Edge: preserve and protect Chico’s heritage

The past is present in Chico, where urban life mingles with reminders of the city’s early days around every corner. The community is fortunate to be surrounded by historic buildings downtown, grand Victorian homes, and the iconic Bidwell Park created over a century ago. None of this would be possible without thoughtful preservation and planning.  …

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Valley’s Edge makes history with the most significant parkland donation since Bidwell Park in 1905

Where would Chico be without Bidwell Park? It’s hard to imagine the city without our “crown jewel,” one of the largest municipal parks in the nation. But at the turn of the 20th century, the park did not exist.  The birth of Bidwell Park  History was made on July 20, 1905, when a significant parcel …

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