Tatu City is designated as a Project of Strategic National Importance pursuant to The Physical and Land Use Planning (Classification of Strategic and Inter-county Projects) Regulations, 2019. It is a flagship Vision 2030 private sector development and is gazetted as a Special Planning Area.
Located on 5,000-acres, Tatu City is a mixed-use development with homes, schools, offices, a shopping district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport & entertainment complex and manufacturing area for more than 250,000 residents and tens of thousands of day visitors. Schools and businesses are already open at Tatu City, and a range of homes suit all incomes. Tatu City represents a new way of living and thinking for all Kenyans, creating a unique live, work and play environment that is free from traffic congestion and long-distance commuting.
Underlying Tatu City’s design is a visionary concept aiming to shift urban development in Kenya from the familiar single node model to a decentralized urban environment. By doing so, Tatu will significantly de-congest the City of Nairobi by offering a unique live, work and play environment.
Tatu City is located on land once owned by Socfinaf, a Belgium-owned rubber and coffee company. From the 1960s to 2008, Socfinaf owned thousands of acres of coffee estates in Kiambu County. Today this land is collectively known as Tatu City and the Kofinaf estates. In 2008, the Tatu City land was acquired by Rendeavour, Africa’s largest new city developer.