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Re: Holt District | Bonus Update: Regional Views!
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2012, 01:17:56 AM »
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Re: Holt District | Bonus Update: Regional Views!
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2012, 10:07:29 AM »


Welcome to another update of Holt District!

In today's update we're in the small town of Dofino, population 15000. The town by first glance is not all that exciting.
Get off the highway and there isn't much. But if there is something many people have learnt in their travels, don't judge a place by its cover. With a vibrant downtown area and strong BIA - the small-town charm this town emits attracts people from accross the region to its merchants.

Although it doesn't have the stunning views Shorecoast does - it doesn't have the sky-high realestate prices, either.
We will take a look at the town - which could soon be the scene of a building boom. Let's go have a look!


As a reminder, be sure to check out HDHIP - it will play a HUGE part in the future of this CJ.




Looks Can Be Deceiving - Welcome to Dofino!




6.1| When one pulls off Highway 40 in Dofino, they aren't greeted by much. A service centre and a giant wind turbine welcome them to town.






6.2| But drive a bit further, and you reach the centre of its charming downtown core. With small shops, offices and a small Piggly Wiggly grocery store, the charming core is a draw for those looking for a quiet get-away.







6.3| The shops draw people from across the region during the holiday seasons thanks to aggressive marketing by the Dofino BIA.







6.4| Adding to the bustle of this small downtown area is the town's library - a popular spot for residents to go on a rainy, grey day thanks to the large reading area and fireplace inside. It is also a meeting space for residents, where resident associations have their weekly meetings.






6.5| This is the former HQ of the former Wreshaw County - and also served as the County Courthouse. Wrenshaw merged with The Regional Municipality of Saltfield to form Holt District.






6.6| Not everything is rosey, however. Previously lax planning laws led to the construction of these 2 stores, a Verizon Wireless outlet and Goody's outlet. The Town is working with the land owners for a possible reconstruction of the 2 properties, but nothing has come to fruition.






6.7| The town is home to several lush suburban houses, with large properties. It is a popular area for families, as prices for houses are lower than many other cities. Due to the distance north, the average housing prices are $350 000 in this town.







6.8| Recently the Region expanded one of the elevated rail lines north to Dofino, providing even easier access to Downtown Sherkston.







6.9| The newly extended line has lead to several new housing developments in the area...







6.10| ...and all these new houses have led to an increase in services available...








6.11| ...and the increase has made Dofino more attractive to house-buyers, spurring development. See a pattern emerging? :P






hat's all for today - I hoped you enjoyed Dofino! It may not look like much from the highway, but go further away from the highway and you will discover what we did today. :)




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Thanks for the compliments!  ;D Since I decided to publish Holt District in so many places this time around, I figured it would be cool to use FlagCounter to get an idea of where my readers are. And the mosaic is probably one of my favourite images from the region so far.

noahclem
Thank You! I wasn't so sure about the look of the satellite view, but the reviews have been good. :)
Thanks for your advice about the waves, as well. I've never noticed how ...odd... they looked until you mentioned it. I will certainly try to remember to turn them off for next time. The only problem about MMPs to make it look less rocky is what is there is as far as they'd go - the difference in height is too great for them to show up. But I'll try again.
Thanks for your continued support, it's appreciated! :)

976
Thanks - the night shots have been getting better reviews than I ever expected. ;D

Jeroentje
Thanks - it was at first but I kept playing with it and it turned out well.

Mr.Lin
Thank You!





Next Update: We will continue to explore the existing Holt District settlements.
Be sure to checkout the completely redesigned Holt District maps website: Now featuring more than just the regional streetmap!








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Re: Holt District | Bonus Update: Regional Views!
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2012, 10:07:29 AM »

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Re: Holt District
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2012, 08:04:07 AM »
I just read your latest updates. Shorecoast is beatuful and the HDHIP is a very interesting project. The region view with the place names is very helpful.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Holt District
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2012, 12:00:11 PM »
For the 6.10 picture, let me recommend you this...

WideRadius Curves T21 Mod



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« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2012, 12:00:11 PM »

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Re: Holt District
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2012, 03:45:45 PM »
Sorry this is a week late... RL got the best of me.


Welcome to another update of Holt District!

In today's update we head into the region's largest city, Sherkston. It is a huge city, so touring it will take several updated over the next little while. Today's update focuses on some local landmarks just south of Downtown Sherkston (or also known as the Sherkston CBD.) Today's update is on the shorter side - and I apologize - but it is still an awesome one.
We take a look at government landmarks, cultural and some areas which are just really well known. So let's continue!


You may also notice a new look around here! The new banners are part of Project "UrbanGrunge" (phase 3 to be exact!) - a small plan to unify the look of the Holt District website, HD Twitter feed and Holt District updates. The Maps site was not included since it recently just went through a redesign a few weeks before this project. Though it may change down the line to match everything else.




Sherkston - The Capital of Orchidsen





7.1 | Like the entire region of Holt District, Sherkston is experiencing a large building boom. Several smaller homes around the busy avenue and existing condominum tower were torn-down in order to make way for more condominiums. Several building designs are being used here, and it is one of the few projects where 2 builders have come together for one project.







7.2 |These condos will be expensive, sitting on prime real estate. They are a short walk to the downtown core, let alone a transit ride. They are also very close to the Toyota Centre, which is fuelling rumours one building may infact be both condos and a hotel - an area where Sherkston is currently lacking.







7.3 | Like every city or town in Holt District, Sherkston does have its own small quirks or hidden gems. In Sherkston, it is the old wooden roller-coaster that sits across the street from the arena. Built in the 1930's, it still is fully functional to this day, and a ride only costs $4 - a bargain many say.







7.4 |Of course, Sherkston isn't only just play. No, it is home to many political battles. As the title of this update suggest, Sherkston is the capital of Orchidsen, a name you should recognize from HDHIP. Orchidsen is the province which Holt District is in, and this is its Procincial Government Offices and Legislature. The large office tower houses the office of the ministries, of the Premier and of the various committees which are formed. The rounded, lower-roof portion of the building is the area for government staff to meet, have lunch (it is where the cafeteria is located) but most importantly it houses the legislature, where new laws and plans including HDHIP are debated between parties. Currently the Orchidsen Liberal Party holds a majority of seats, followed by the Progressive Orchidsen Party, and lastly the New Conservative Party.

The next election will acrually be something that will be covered in this CJ - but the timeline is top-secret from you the readers, for now.  :P






7.5 |Often at night several lights are left on in the government building, either because janitors are cleaning, someone hasn't turned off their office lights or because someone is burning the midnight oil getting the new study ready for the legislature to soon consume...






7.6 |Just east of the provincial capital complex is the "midtown" section of Sherkston. The area between the suburbs of both Sherkston and Manatee, this area is home to several low/mid-rise buildings, which employ many throughout the region. The area is said to contain some great shops with very friendly employees - though the service does come with a higher price tag on most items...






7.7 |[Midtown starts getting higher the closer you get to the CBD. But if you think these are tall buildings... well you haven't seen anything yet!






That's all for today. I know the update was a bit shorter, but it still showed a lot. There is alot more to see of Sherkston, so we will likely be here again next update.
And there may be some road construction going on... [Also sorry it took a week to get here... RL happened.]





RickD
Glad you caught up. Shorecoast definitely has some very nice areas... exceeded my own expectations from the getgo. :D HDHIP will also lead to some interesting developments... should definitely change the region drastically.

Terring7
Thank You!! I have been looking for something like that for a while... those should be useful. :)






Next Update: We will likely once again find ourselves here in Sherkston. To CBD or not to the CBD... that is the question.









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« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2012, 03:45:45 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2012, 02:01:03 AM »
I see some of my favorite Bats in this update: the UN Building and the Toyota Center. ()stsfd() And seeing the rollercoaster just gave me a great idea for something I am going to build in Empire Bay.  ;D
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Re: Holt District
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2012, 05:03:15 AM »
Hi sim_link,

I am really impressed by the detailedness of your project. I hope you can keep it up, because I definitely like it a lot.
Including the separate website and all...

And not only the images, but certainly also the story.

You also have a very interesting landscaping feature with all the small canals so close behind the coastline. They look good. Maybe you can tell us something about the geological processes that created these?

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Re: Holt District
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2012, 05:44:00 PM »


Welcome to another update of Holt District!

In today's update, we dive right into the Sherkston CBD / Downtown Sherkston Area. This area is the hub of commercial, office and high-paying jobs in the region. It has the highest concentration of jobs and skyscrapers in the region, and it is growing. Recently, an explosive building-boom has started in the city, following a loosening of planning regulations, again permitting the construction of super-tall skyscrapers in the region.

Despite the recent explosion in building construction, there are still various different styles of buildings in the CBD, including some more historic buildings in the "very first" CBD in the region, the old Sherkston Downtown core. Now just a component of the enlargened-CBD, the historic area is still home to many jobs - from start-up internet firms to long-established retailers - the area is certainly not dead.

So let's go check out the economic engine of the region!



Downtown Sherkston - Economic Engine





8.1 | This type of scene is becoming more common in Sherkston. Not just the tall buildings, but also the towering cranes. Several massive construction projects have started in the area, and the skyline is rapidly changing.







8.2 | As the building boom begins to take off, we are brought to this area. This area is the epicentre of the last building boom, and it is clear by the large amount of glass and modern architecture of the buildings in the area. A former parking lot is currently being prepped for another large office building. A large, multi-national real estate firm is responsible for this development.








8.3 | Here you can see a mix of the various buildings in Sherkston. You can see buildings recently completed (in the last 2 years, the large blue office building was completed) to buildings completed in the 1960's with few windows. On the left of the photo you can see 2 large construction projects. Those, along with the glass plot next to the project area, were intended to be a park until a change in planning for the city redesignated it as office space.







8.4 | These 2 buildings, despite not being super sky-scrapers, are more recent to Sherkston. The beige building on the left is a large office building, housing general professional services including dentists, lawyers and notaries. To the right of the intersection; the dark, glass building was completed in 2009 and is the headquarters to the Holt District Regional Police Service (HDRPS.) Of course, no photo would be complete without construction. :P Here an abandoned factory building has been demolished and is being prepped for construction. No word on the plans for this site.






8.5 |As mentioned, not all of Sherkston is suepr-modern skyscrapers. Between the massive construction sites at the bottom of the photo and the large glass office building, you can see the historic Downtown area of Sherkston, now known as "Old Down" to locals. The area is now home to internet firms, photography studio and several antique dealers. It is known as a hip area, and apartments are among the most expensive in the entire country, let alone the region.






8.6 |As new offices and new jobs are added to the city, demand for houses continues to skyrocket. Here we see phase 1 of a 2 phase project rapidly moving along. The city is expected to receive a huge population boost from this development, in addition to others which are currently in the process of being planned. May expect a 50% increase in population by the next census, to about 200 000. Some are expecting a larger increase.The sight of cranes is becoming a common one. Those in existing condos don't sleep much these days...





And a little teaser for an upcoming mini-update, likely to occur mid-week:

"While a sea of cranes graces the Sherkston skyline, there are still symbols of the old times. The heritage of this building is a cultural symbol, and one of the most important site in the province. While skyscrapers appear around it, it remains largely the same."







RickD
The Toyota Centre in one of my favourite arenas... and the UN Building is spectacular... so it is no wonder it is one of your favourites! It's a funny story, I had downloaded it and forgot I had, so it didn't make its way into any of my cities until this one, and even then not until the 6th version of the tile (this version)! Glad you liked it. :)

FrankU
Thank you for your kind words! This being my second MD (first time publishing here) I wanted to add something besides pictures to it, so I thought the website and twitter feed would be a cool thing to do. And I'm glad you like the story. There are some updates where I would rather just post pictures as it would be easy, but I think they add a depth that I will delay an update until I have the storyline I want for it. So I am glad you are fond of them. :)

I also like the idea of describing the formation of the canals... it has given me an interesting idea for an update. That will come along at some point down the road, once I have done some research and plugged away at it. So thank you! ;D






Next Update: We are going to investigate the teaser quote above, and what it is referring to








Be sure to check out information about the upcoming September 2012 Census Update!
A massive update showcasing the latest developments and changes in population for the entire region.


Click here for more information.


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« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2012, 04:25:18 AM »
Very impressive skyscraper district.  &apls
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Re: Holt District
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2012, 03:04:43 PM »
Impressive skyscraper district indeed.

I love the mix between the buildings. Also it's nice to see one of my favorites Maxis' skyscraper in use.

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« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2012, 08:24:29 PM »


September 2012 Census Update Page
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« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2012, 09:43:57 AM »


Welcome to the HDCensus - September 2012 Edition!

It is the the update you have been waiting for! Today's update will see us explore the growth of Holt District since its launch on July 27th. Building in the region on my part was paused on September 27th, when data for the update was starting to be gathered. So exactly 2 months of growth will be covered in this update.

In this update we will be exploring a number of things: we will have a look at population growth for each municipality, major developments across the region as well as progress on HDHIP - the Holt District Highway Improvement Plan. The region has experienced tremendous growth since the launch of Holt District. The region's municipalities have sprawled, with 8 out of 9 cities experiencing growth. The one decline in population was by a mere 0.1%. So as you can see, Holt District is becoming a popular place to live. In addition to strong growth, 3 municipalities experienced tremendous growth - these 3 exceeding 100% growth!

This update is broken down into the categories as mentioned, so you won't be too lost. So sit back and relax, this is a HUGE update; the largest of this CJ's life so far.  Enough of my talking... let's get started!


Let's get started with population data!
For each city there will be: the current population, population growth/decline, and RCI population.

We start with the region:


The region has experienced massice growth thanks to the promise of increased mobility from HDHIP leading to suburban developments in the west and the region-wide condominium boom.

We begin the individual muncipalities census data with Sherkston:


Sherkston experienced massive growth thanks to the ongoing condominium boom. Demand to residential space in Sherkston has eclipsed supply, driving prices skyhigh.

Next up is Manatee, just south of Sherkston:


Manatee experienced modest growth, mostly occuring from suburban housing developments. The condominium boom has just hit Manatee, so changes from the boom will be represented in the next census.

Now we start into the towns, starting with the coastal paradise of Shorecoast:


Shorecoast, too, experienced modest growth. Most growth came from a new low-density development and small condominium complex. 

Just north from Shorecoast is the bedroom-community of Midport:


Midport is the sole municipality in Holt District to experience a population decline. No new developments have occurred in Midport, and  the minimal decline was due to shifts in the average household size.

Heading to the community south of Manatee, we arrive in Norecount:


Norecount is another municipality of modest growth, seeing the small amount of growth occurring from an extension to the main residential area in the town. Development in Norecount has lagged behind the pace of its neighbours.

Heading straight up north on Highway 40, we arrive in Dofino; just north of Sherkston:


Growth in Dofino exploded, thanks in large part to demand to live close to, but not in, Sherkston. Its small, charming downtown area is a big attraction to people looking to move to the region. Lower house prices help, as well.

And for the last of the towns, we arrive in Old Port, which certainly is no longer struggling:


Told ya! In the first municipality, of 3, which experienced more than 100% growth is Old Port. After years of neglect, Old Port is gaining a foothold as a charming place to live. A massive, master-planned community is driving growth.

We move into the large, rural portion of the region with the 2 townships. We begin with Northwest Holt:


If you though growth in Old Port was astounding, Northwest Holt may have blindsided you. :P Formerly a series of small hamlets, Northwest Holt now has a thriving suburban expansion, leading to population increasing more than 4x it was.

And last, but definitely not least, is Saltfield. Saltfield experienced the largest growth of all municipalities, even more than NW Holt...


Development encouraged by the fact HDHIP cuts straight through the municipality has lead to massive strides in development. Large tracts are being developed at once, with development of office space occurring as well.

And there we have the population growth! From -0.1% to 788.2% population growth, Holt District is growing like a weed. Current projections see the region's population soon hitting 800 000. We shall see where it goes next census...

But... we're not done yet!


Holt District didn't grow via magic! In this section we are taking a look at some of the major developments that occurred across the region.
Many of these will be explored in greater depth in future updates. :)

The condo-boom may have only just hit in Manatee, not early enough to affect its statistics for this census, but it has already exploded and is changing the landscape.


The size of the condominium boom is really astounding... the project seems to stretch on forever. When complete, it will be nearly as large of the downtown area of Manatee. This section of development is hugging an existing office building complex and power transmission lines.


In Sherkston, where the condo boom began, population growth was particularly driven by this development. Once small houses, these houses were purchased and various developers constructed large condominium buildings.


In Dofino, the building-boom has been particularly large. Large, new subdivisions have been constructed in tandem with large amounts of office space; such as this development of commercial space.


The construction of houses has also exploded in Dofino, as evident by its nearly 70% growth rate. This stretch was previously unoccupied grasslands.


Would you believe this is Old Port, especially after the gloomy economic outlook given in previous updates? After a change in fortunes, Old Port is now in the midst of a massive expansion. It is home to the first privately-developed master-planned community, which will soon start construction on phase 2...


As you also saw, Northwest Holt had a soar in population, by over 400%! Starting as a small, huble collection of Hamlets; Northwest Holt is now a booming suburban municipality, which will soon have 2 highways intersect in its midst. Here you see one of the many new suburban developments.


The condo boom has even bitten the previously rural community. Though not towering skyscrapers, the sheer umber of mid-rise buildings has led to a large population increase. Commercial development is also beginning to take off.


Meanwhile in Saltfield, massive residential expansion has led to a need for expanded infrastructure. Here you can see a 2-lane road being widened to 4 lanes, just before it intersects the future Highway 82.


And that's it for major developments! There was certainly a lot more than we saw. :) Much more will be revealed in the coming updates, which will focus on the growth and projects we saw today. And there is still a lot more to be developed...


As Holt District has increasingly become a hub of development activity, the province announced a project to expand the region's highway system. Entitled HDHIP - Holt District Highway Expansion Plan - the plan is adding 3 new highways to the region. We've seen some progress up to now, and now we will see some more.

This will likely be the last dedicated progress-update for phase 1. Soon we will see it completed. :)




Starting in Sherkston, we see the reconstruction of the Highway 40 / Highway 140 interchange. Soon it will become the 40/140/282 interchange - with highway 282 coming into the fold.





Much of the chanigng of this interchange involves the construction of new ramps to Highway 282. here we can see where highway 282 will end, splitting to highway 40 and highway 140.





As part of the reconstruction of this interchange, acceleration and deceleration ramps are being constructed due to the expected increase in traffic.





Due to the layout of many of the new highway ramps, highway 140 has been closed temporarilly. This is to allow a more expedient reconstruction of the off-ramps, which will lead to both highways; 282 and 40. An overpass was demolished to allow for the widened highway.





Here we see progress in Saltfield, an overpass for the highway being constructed.





Due to the road having to go over the highway, engineers decided to extend the overpass past the parallel road and loop it around. Residents already approve of the resign, saying it has eased the flow of traffic and made safer a once dangerous intersection.





Here we can see another overpass in Saltfield; along with the highway snaking its way through the area.





This is the first paved-section of the highway to be completed. Its curved nature is met by the approval of residents, who like the fact it has avoided cutting through the forest as much as possible.





Here we see a road parallel to the highway winding itself to the other side of the highway. This section has just been paved, and is the catalyst for the remainder of the paving job.





And that's that for the HDHIP progress report - and the entire census! I've hope you enjoyed it - they will continue to be bi-monthly or quarterly. Time will tell. :)



WILL BE DONE NEXT UPDATE :)





I sincerely hope you enjoyed this update! A lot of work went into creating the census, development review and HDHIP progress report. It was a massive update... and will lead to a number more updates exploring all the new developments that have been occurring. :)







***Sorry for any formatting errors. I'm trying a new conversion method from the WYSIWYG editor at Simtropolis to BBCode for Simopsis, Simmania and SC4D.

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Re: Holt District
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2012, 09:43:57 AM »

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Re: Holt District
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2012, 10:30:04 AM »
Cool MD. From the last update, I like the W2W section of the Old Port picture most. Great to see freeway development taking off. Website is cool, too, though I'd need more time to get into it all.

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« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2012, 03:46:17 AM »
Very cool. I like the statistics. It is good to see that Old Port is recovering. On the other hand, a real city needs to have some not so nice areas or it isn't a real city (according to my personal definition).  ;)

I love the highway work. The interchanges under construction look very promising.
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« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2012, 09:28:23 AM »

UPDATE 10 TEASER + UPDATED REGION VIEW!

In the excitement of setting up and posting the HDCensus update, I realized I forgot an important part: the updated region view! Today we see what Holt District now looks like, with some hefty changes that have occured since the last region view was taken.

We also get a peek at what will be shown in Update 10...


UPDATED REGION VIEW!
Here it is - the updated region view! You can see clear expansions in rural Holt District, along with development in Old Port, Dofino and new condos in Manatee and Sherkston.
Also visible is Highway 82 and Highway 282 under construction. This region view was taken the day before the census was posted, and have since made substantial progress.


Be sure to click for full resolution!! (PNG: 2109*1134 - 3.1MB)





TEASER - UPDATE 10
Have a look at what we will be exploring in Update 10... "ytinummoc dennalp"


That's it for today! Replies will be done during update 10. :)
Thanks for coming!








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« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2012, 11:11:00 AM »
Really promising highway work lately  &apls  I'm liking the pictures, the census, the overview--keep up the great work  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2012, 04:23:33 PM »
HOLT NEWS
OCTOBER 22, 2012 EDITION

Enjoy! :)











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« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2012, 02:57:01 PM »
Really nice and funny too! The real estate news gave me a good chuckle!   :thumbsup:

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Re: Holt District
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2012, 07:45:46 AM »
What an incredible amount of work....!
Let's say that I am jealous about the amount of time you apparently are able to put in this MD.

Great results, interesting updates. Please continue.  &apls

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Re: Holt District
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2012, 07:45:46 AM »

Re: Holt District - Updated November 2nd

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Re: Holt District - Updated November 2nd
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2012, 02:04:20 PM »


Welcome to another update of Holt District!
Well gee, took me long enough. After a month without a full update (the last full update being the census update), I'm back! I thank you for your patience, RL has been hitting me hard recently. It will be for a while yet, but I have time to finally post this so I may as well. :)


In today's update, we will be looking at the planned community currently under way in Old Port. When completed it will be a massive development, taking up the majority of the western portion of the municipality. Phase 1 was recently completed, with phase 2 and 3 soon expected to enter the construction phase, further growing the town. It is a catalyst for growth in the region, which is still full-steam ahead.


So let's get on with the show!






Planned Community - Old Port Depressed No More...


10.1 | Building boom may be getting old here in Holt District, but to its residents and developers it sure isn't. The region continues to experience unprecedented growth, with many wondering if Holt District is in a bubble. Analysts note, however, that the increase in development matches - and may actually be below - the increase in jobs in the region. This planned community is an example of the growth; this is the first planned community development by a single developer in the region's history.


Here you can see the residential portion of phase 1.


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10.2 | Houses in this phase were constructed under the previous planning regulations of the region, in that the minimum lot size is 2x2, with a few exceptions permitted. The limit has been lowered to 1x1 to make development more attractive given a lack of housing in the region. No word on the developer yet if phases beyond 2 & 3 (also approved and subject to the previous regulations) plans to develop 1x1 lots.


This was the second neighbourhood to be constructed. The community is made up of several different "neighbourhoods."


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10.3 | The current centre piece of the development is the community centre. Hosting various community events and a branch of the Old Port library, it served the development well. It is actually featured as part of the development's advertising logo.



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10.4| Phase 1 of the development, featured in this photo, looks exactly like phase 2. Or should I say phase 2 looks like phase 1? Either way, the housing style through much of the region is consistent - and residents don't seem to mind.

The 4 lane avenue is separated from the development by a wall of trees and a physical noise wall.



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10.5 |
Offices were also developed as part of the planned community. The master-plan includes a commercial area and "downtown" area, which has raised concerns about Old Port's current downtown. The developer has pledged to construct the community's downtown in proximity to Old Port's current one, so as to encourage them combining in the future into one distinct area.


You can also see more housing, another neighbourhood part of phase 1.




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10.6 | Residents haven't raise many concerns about this development, until now. It is rumoured the developer is circling the waterfront for condominium development - something residents are staunchly opposed to in this area. That particular waterfront, although not designated as, functions as a community park. On warm, sunny, summer days you can see residents up and down the grass strip.





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That's all for today. I know it wasn't super long, but I hope you enjoyed it nonetheless. I'm not sure when the next update will be, RL is being fickle right now. :P




Swordmaster
Thanks for stopping by. :) Old Port's W2W area could see some improvement/changes soon thanks to new developments. Also glad you like the freeway's and website. :)

RickD
Not so nice area's are definitely important - but when expansion is as rampant as it is in HD, bad areas tend to disappear. :P

noahclem
Thanks! We'll soon see how phase 1 now looks with it being completed. Heavy usage in some areas already. Also glad you like the census update.

vortex
Thanks - I try to add a bit of humour but not too much. Glad it was able to give someone a chuckle. :)

FrankU
Thanks! ;D I haven't had much time to work on it recently, which is why updates are coming out slower. But enough has been done since the census to show off a few interesting things, and to look at some of the projects mentioned in the census. ;)





Next Update: Will be a surprise. :P Look out for teasers as usual!






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Re: Holt District - Updated November 2nd
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2012, 02:04:20 PM »

 


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