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Badger Mountain South area ready for build

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RICHLAND, Wash. - The City of Richland has officially welcomed the Badger Mountain South master planned community into its corporate limits.

The 1,878 acre piece of land will have anywhere from 3,000-5,000 homes and will potentially add 12,000 new residents to the city. The plan is set to take about 20 years to complete and will also offer over 150 acres of commercial development.

Deputy City Manager, Bill King, says the developers plan on building the infrastructure soon. "They're working on that and will have that complete sometime later this year and that will allow the property to then be subdivided. They are hoping to have the first homes available in 2012," said King.

City staff say the are will be a very sustainable  and walk able kind of community. Their goal is to create a five minute lifestyle meaning shops, parks and schools will be located five minutes from most homes.