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Update 39 - 10/26/11 - Rutland - West Orchard and North Clement

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Update 39 - Rutland - West Orchard and North Clement

Today we'll overview the neighborhood around West Orchard Avenue (District Highway 42) and North Clement Avenue (District Highway 29). First up is a mosaic starting from Lookout Park on West Vine Street and North 14th Street down to around West Hubbard Street and North 6th Street.

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Now a little trip westbound on West Orchard Avenue. The setting sun glares off the sign for Stan's Bowling Alley on the corner of Orchard and 8th.

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A few restaurants, shops, and old workshops line Orchard Avenue.

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WTA Metro transfer station between lines 3 (Yellow) and 5 (Orange) at the intersection of Orchard and Clement Avenues.

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Industrial development on the northeast side of Clement, but open grass between the avenue and the Martin-Sussex Railroad.

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On the southwest side of the railroad are more factories and the Clement Power Station.

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Industrial development is sandwiched between the railroad and West Broadway Avenue

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Wide shots of the area. The area is highlighted in the region shot.

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I got my hands into the coloring effects in GIMP a little bit on this update as you can see. Well that about wraps it up for the Rutland area. I didn't showcase Rutland Park or the Orchard Creek Parkway. I will save those for a Martin Park System update. Next update is number 40!!! Hard to believe. There is a lot to show. I have no set plan for the next update, so tell me what you would like to see. Maybe it can be featured in the next update. Until next time (PLANNED UPDATE 40 ON NOVEMBER 1). I fly into to Chicago at 12:30 AM on November 1, so either the update will be ready for upload that day or I will throw it together when I am back settled in my Milwaukee home. Check out the District of Wenzel Street Map to get an idea where we are.

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Holy Smokes, you really have some mean (mean in a good way) suburbs! Have you ever thought about making a tutorial? 5/5

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Thanks a lot. Nah, why a tutorial? Nothing special about my layout. I just build blocks 5x11-12 with an alley running down the middle and low-density housing. I use an URBAN HOUSING MOD (you can find it on the STEX or in the MODDs section) that moves the houses closer to the street and adds a driveway and garage. Sprinkle in churches, parks (not just MAXIS parks, but big parks like the size of AT LEAST a block if not much more), small businesses along your main thoroughfares. What you are seeing right now is not really what I would classify as suburbs as much as low-rise urban area like Milwaukee's core. Thanks for all the comments, hope more are coming.

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