We Are Building The First Zero Waste Neighborhoods In The US

Where living well goes hand-in-hand with making a positive impact on our planet.

Introducing Now City

At Now City, we strive to create places and spaces that are truly transformative, offering a unique blend of sustainability, inclusivity, and innovation. Our neighborhood communities stand apart from traditional developments by incorporating the following key elements:

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Eco-Friendly Design

Our high-performance, low-carbon, all-electric buildings minimize environmental impact, utilizing circular economy principles to reduce waste and promote resource efficiency.

Complete Communities

We prioritize mixed-income housing, diverse retail options, and accessible community spaces, fostering vibrant, walkable neighborhoods that cater to all residents.

Zero-Waste Living

Our communities are designed with the infrastructure and services necessary to support waste reduction, recycling, and composting, making it easy for residents to embrace a zero-waste lifestyle.

Urban Agriculture

We integrate community gardens, rooftop gardens, and edible landscaping into our developments, encouraging local food production and enhancing biodiversity throughout our neighborhoods.

Advanced Construction

We employ industrialized construction techniques, such as modular and prefabricated components, to reduce waste and construction time while improving overall quality and efficiency.

Connected Living

Our mobility-oriented designs promote walking, biking, and public transportation, reducing car dependency and enhancing overall connectivity within and beyond our communities.

We need green neighborhoods, not just buildings…

At the neighborhood scale we can support zero waste lifestyles with retail and community partnerships that make it easier to live without single use packaging, and to turn food waste back into a resource that nourishes local food growing.

We are better together

It is time for inclusive and attainable homes for all.

Vibrant community

Vibrance emerges from diversity of people and experiences. We need private and public amenities designed with and for the locals and the larger community. Delightful and fun places to eat, drink, shop, work, play, and connect.


  • Co-working, co-making, co-learning
  • Farmers markets and farm to table
  • Flex-space for local business
  • Rooftop recreation
  • Pet amenities
  • Gyms, pools, sports facilities, and more

Let’s redefine home, together.

We need neighborhoods designed to support us as we grow and change. We can do this with flexible floor plans with moveable walls, co-living options, easy move-in/out/transfer, and the ability to gain equity while renting.

We need strong local economies that support local and remote work, so we can work and play where we live.

We need each other. And we need to live more sustainably. Let’s do it!

“Things are only impossible until they are not.”

Jean-Luc Picard

Together, we can create a better future for all.

Now City could be coming to your town, and we want you to be a part of it. Join our community to receive updates, opportunities to co-design with us, reserve a spot, and invest. Let us know where you want us to build a green neighborhood for you.

Let us know where you want us to build a green neighborhood for you!

We are actively exploring sites to build Now City One and it could be in your town. Join our community to receive updates and opportunities to co-design with us, reserve a spot, and invest.

“Things are only impossible until they are not.”

Jean-Luc Picard

Now City Inc.
101 Cooper St Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 222-0504