Smart Cities Plan: Collapse & Convert Commercial Properties into Housing

By The Sharp Edge

The globalists never let a good crisis go to waste, especially the ones they’ve manufactured.  In the aftermath of government-imposed Covid lockdowns of small businesses deemed to be “non-essential,” BLM riots that torched countless mom-and-pop shops, the decriminalization of theft that emptied shelves in stores across America, plus skyrocketing inflation and interest rates, not to mention the border invasion, now commercial properties in America are on the brink. 

Imagine that. 

According to the White House, commercial real estate vacancies are way up in major cities throughout the country.

Source: “Commercial-to-residential Conversion: Addressing Office Vacancies,” White House, October 27, 2023.

And, just like every manufactured crisis, the solution is always worse than the problem.

As the commercial real estate market nears collapse and ballooning housing costs overburden the average American, the Biden regime is swooping in with a plan to solve the crises they’ve created by converting vacant business buildings into affordable housing units in 15-minute smart cities across the country. 

(And we can only imagine how many of these units will put roofs over the heads of illegal immigrants at the taxpayers’ expense.)

At a time when the greatest threat to our national security is arguably the out-of-control debt and inflation, the Biden regime plans to funnel tens or even hundreds of billions of dollars through programs at agencies like the Department of Transportation, Department of Energy and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to “create much-needed housing that is affordable, energy efficient, near transit and good jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly 30 percent of which comes from the building sector.”

Of course, the funding from these government programs comes with strings attached.

For example, to unlock financing through the Department of Transportation, these converted housing units must be in close proximity to public transportation.  According to the White House Commercial to Residential Conversions Guidebook, DOT programs “offer over $35 billion in lending capacity, which provide large-scale below-market loans that can be used to finance conversions near transportation.”

After all, the globalists’ dystopian vision of the future doesn’t include privately owned vehicles… or privately owned anything for that matter.

These DOT funding programs are part of a coordinated effort by the Biden regime to “transform transportation” by designing cities where public transportation is easily accessible and homes, jobs, schools, shopping and services are all located within walking distance.

(Tell us you’re building 15-minute cities without telling us you’re building 15-minute cities.)

As for the Department of Energy, which has access to more than $300 billion in loan guarantees for “clean energy” investments, the White House says loans from the DOE could be funneled towards the conversion of vacant commercial properties into “zero emissions buildings that are part of virtual power plants.” 

Ok. But what are virtual power plants?

Well, according to the DOE’s plan, Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) are a new way of controlling the power grid that integrates distributed energy resources (DERs) and regulates the supply of power to consumers using internet-of-things (IoT) devices like smart thermostats, smart water heaters, and smart electric vehicle chargers, which can be controlled remotely.  These distributed energy resources (DERs) “can be used strategically to shift demand from peak to off-peak hours” or “shed demand on the grid during supply shortages” by “reducing consumption,” claims the Department of Energy. 

Source: “Pathways to Commercial Liftoff: Virtual Power Plants,” Department of Energy, September 2023.

So, basically the DOE is offering hundreds of billions of dollars toward the conversion of commercial properties into housing units with smart devices that can remotely shut off our air conditioning, heating, hot water, and electric vehicle charging? 

We were told that was just a conspiracy theory.

Meanwhile, a research and development arm of the DOE known as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working on algorithms to control all of these DERs to “optimize” the power grid and “support the vision of smart cities.”

There you have it.

To say that the manufactured destruction of the commercial property market and skyrocketing housing costs will lead to herding the masses into 15-minute smart cities where energy use and transportation are heavily controlled is not hyperbole.  

It was always part of the plan.

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  • Leslie

    The democrats will not stay in power long enough to pull this off. Hopefully President Trump will return soon and put an end to this insanity.

  • eltv

    Corey we’ve got to keep-up the fight these insane (no that might be insulting to peope who have mental troubles), These dispicable people believe themselves to be unstoppable hence derailing that train as large and old is, may be the only way out for humanity. Thing is, they have sucked so many of us into believing their bull. Truly we need more awakening from the madness. We need to stop working for them weening ourselves off their crap and, do not exclude this so call SM thing and the internet entirely they have managed to corner us into dispair. The mention about the destruction of small and medium businesses have been for many years but intensified over the hoax period, a part of that plan no doubt. This way we are cornered into dependency on the big conglams they own. Further to that they are choking off any chance of most of us becoming self sufficient that way, we have no choice but to accept their prison offer, terms and conditions. Well actually, we always have a choice serioulsy.

  • MA in MO

    Leslie, I hope and pray that you are right. However, the election results of yesterday indicate that the Democrats are in full control and that murdering babies and using drugs is the new normal for America. The Democrats sweep every election. The Constitutional right to murder babies was enshrined in another State Constitution. The legalized use of drugs was enshrined into another State Constitution. The Democrats agenda of murder and drugs and mayhem has been so endoctrinared into our culture, right now I see no way back.

  • Ellie

    The microwave radio-frequency (WiFi) accumulation and damage is part of the plan as well. I hate to be fatalistic, but my pragmatic side thinks’15 minute cities ‘ sounds like a disguised term for modern-day holicaust ovens.

    Leslie, my idealist side would be happy for a hero to show up and save the day.

  • Analiza

    No one is coming to save us. Learn how to say NO. Clear your minds from negativity by turning off the TV, and stop reading “their news”. Meditate, grow your own food, play with your kids and grandkids, stop buying things that you don’t need, simplify life around you, go within and learn who you really are. You are made in the image of the creator! So what are you afraid of? If you need an example to learn from, see documentaries about today’s hero : Russell-Jay: Gould. And pray daily! Love to all my brothers and sisters 💕

  • Donna

    Trump is not your saviour. Democrats and Republicans are two cheeks of the same ass. They are puppets who take orders from globalist bankers who control both political parties and all candidates. Voting is just a rouse to trick us into believing we have a choice. Trump gave us the fake pandemic to destroy small business, take parental rights from children’s medical choices and warp speed legislation to speed up their depopulation agenda.

  • Elaine Biggerstaff

    Their evil plans could only be designed by the devil as they all just seem to fit nicely together to reach their end goal of total control over every person and everything that exists. The open air concentration camps designed by Israel to keep the Palestineans jammed into an extremely small area with its control over water, electricity and fuel seems to be exactly what these demons have planned for the entire world.


    A key news from Russia.

    Press Center of the National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”, 03.11.2023
    Russia will have a program for the development of nature-like technologies

    The decree was signed by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

    Details (+links to even more interesting details about the essence of the concept).
    In case anyone is interested in this game-changer moment. I’m obligated to make it available to people. Well, at least I feel obligated. 🙂


    Just to add that the development of nature-like technologies has already been included in the Kurchatov Institute’s 185 billion program for 2023-2027, which the government approved on February 8, 2023.

    Special attention will be paid to research and development in the field of nature-like technologies that reproduce systems and processes of wildlife in the form of technical systems and technological processes integrated into the natural resource turnover. The advanced development of nature-like technologies as the basis for the creation of a nature-like technosphere, leading to a change in technological structure[…]

    In the next few posts after this one there is a review of the program. It’s nothing special, nothing more than DARPA, WEF, RAND or sci-fi dystopias. It’s actually the same.

    And as for the concept of 15-minute cities in Russia – yes, оf course. Recently, I have seen some news about already implemented microprojects. The basics, of course, are this:

    The concept of a 15-minute city as the basis of a sustainable model of megalopolis development in the conditions of modern risks

    The article was prepared with the support of the Council for Grants of the President of the Russian Federation for state support of leading scientific schools of the Russian Federation
    Publication Date: 01-11-2021

    The global COVID-19 pandemic, which demonstrated the urgent need for “upgrading” the local living conditions, stimulated the adoption of this concept on the level of international organizations and progressive foreign megacities, as well as interest of the Russian Federation in its implementation.

  • Sue Dodd

    The elections are rigged. Have been for a long time. For the past 30 years the machines have been rigging our votes. Before that it was fake ballots filled out in secret and dumped into the voting system. By the way you all our “representatives ” put our property up as collateral for the dept they incurred!


  • Millie

    Trump will not save anyone. He’s part of the DS Gang and puppet for the Globalist Elites (Parasites). He’s a narcisisst with a BIG EGO. Promises made during his Presidency became broken promises. I will never forgive him for not pardoning HIS faithful Jan 6th supporters, who are still in jail to this day. He could’ve pardoned them before he left office. Also, he was so PROUD of his Operation Warp Speed stating that no one died!! Such lies.

  • sheila

    Didn’t Governor Ron DeSantis want to make State of Florida
    a Smart State? That sounds drastic, I have serious doubts about him now

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