Why should I locate my business in Oshara?
Firstly, Oshara entails 470 acres and is approved for a minimum of 750 homes. In addition Oshara is approved for 1,300,000 square feet of commercial, retail, office and light industrial. Located between I-25 and the Santa Fe Community College on the east side of Richards Avenue, Oshara offers easy accessibility and transportation resources. The village founders have extend the frontage road from the I-25 interchange at St. Frances Drive, through Oshara, to Richards Avenue giving Oshara near direct access to the interchange. Add to this a bus stop, a car rental program and a Biofuels station near the Oshara Plaza and you have more than the average number of transportation options.
Being around 600 feet from the Santa Fe Community College is another tremendous resource offering Oshara a talent pool of surprising quality and the flexibility to tailor curriculum to the needs of new businesses. The college already has impressive departments in sustainability studies and cinema arts. And, finally the college has one of the best fitness and pool facilities in the region, all available to the public.
One guiding principle for the Oshara model is to bring forward sustainable resources that will lessen the impact of energy shocks and resource disruption on residents and businesses. Oshara has enhanced efficiency in buildings, appliances and lighting. District heating is approvable now and can be used for heating and cooling including cooling for server farms. Fired by forest thinning and industrial wood waste, this system is not vulnerable to inflating energy costs. The Oshara Water Reclamation Plant will return every drop of water used in Oshara Village to an A1 level of purity and disinfection for irrigation, industrial uses and flushing toilets in the commercial districts. We anticipate that Oshara households will use around half the water of an average household in the county.
With the substantial quantity of approved commercial we hope to locate end users for large commercial campuses within Oshara. The manner in which we will provide space for companies to construct specialized buildings within Oshara will be different than an industrial park. In Oshara we will be offering a foot print for a building of a predetermined size allowing for near 100% lot coverage with Oshara providing paving, utilities and parking.
With many types of homes within walking distance of commercial facilities, it will be possible for a large part of the work force to commute to work by foot. When compared to a two-hour commute on the freeway the enhanced quality of life improves retention of employees. Oshara Village will offer a full range of housing types for the full range of human phases. From kids to singles to families to our golden years, Oshara offers it all. From Town Houses to Live/Work units to Patio Homes and for big families there will be single-family homes and Estate lots.
Contact: Alan Hoffman 505.316.0449