The NewVistas community layout follows a city plot pattern created by Joseph Smith in June of 1833.  It was awarded the 1996 Planning Landmark Award by the American Planning Association in part for the high value it placed on the "quality of the urban environment and the importance of a coherent community."
Note that this information is not presented as a fulfillment of Joseph Smith's vision and the NewVistas project is not supported or endorsed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).
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