Kellan. 600,000 beautiful residents. Kellan Valley. 1.1 million residents. Kellan continues to inspire with it's smart planning, controlled sprawl, and a city government that stands out from the others.
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Kellan's Lakefront District continues it's "Sky Sprawl" trend. Under the new city government, the Lakefront District can approve buildings faster since each of Kellan's urban villages now have a SPUB (Semi-Parallel Unified Budget), which means that the budget of each urban village is like an independent cities budget, but since it is unified another urban village can borrow money from a larger/bigger profit budget (such as the Lakefront District) with no worries.
The Black Tower has surprisingly satisfied building enthusiasts because of the color caused by the reflection of Kellan Lake. Many have given the named this building's color Navy-Black, saying even though it is obviously black it looks blue at the same time.
When you go Northbound on the Lakefront Expressway, you enter Kellan's North Central urban village, the second most populated urban village, with 142,872 residents, quickly catching up to the Lakefront District's 224,446 residents. North Central is quickly growing because farms are turning into medium density urban sprawl, which will be shown in the pics below.
Lakefront District "borrows" 65% of North Central's profited budget, since North Central has a huge profit because it has 145k residents and only 6k jobs and doesn't have to spend a lot on stuff like office towers or other stuff, which makes it a bedroom community. Most of the residents commute to the Lakefront District like the rest of Kellan and Chandler.
Another Walmart, something that the American and Henderson west coast is becoming increasingly addicted to. Previously a Kmart was going to be built here for $19 million, then a Target for $20 million, but Walmart massively outbid the two, buying the land for $31 million and another $9 million for the adjacent Sam's Club, which is operated by Walmart.
More suburban sprawl. You can see the tiny bits of farm left, before those too turn into apartments and shops...
And even more suburban sprawl, which has been considered urban sprawl by some due to its density and proximity to a major urban center.
I'm not sure if this stuff ever ends, its too much for me to handle, especially when its below freezing outside.
This was the first to start the trend in sprawlifying the farming urban village of North Central. It can also be seen from satellite pictures of the Kellan Metro as tiny weird squares. In fact, a similar neighborhood by the same architect is being planned in Lake Jillian, attempting to turn the forested urban suburb into a city like the rest of the valley, which will boost Lake Jillian's population for 28,000 to 95,000.
Zoom in to see all the details like how Lake Jillian is a forested suburb surrounding a lake, or how the Lakefront District looks more like a downtown than the actual downtown on the Downtown Peninsula.
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MuricanMike- As mentioned in the popular Special Entry 1, it isn't a mod, its photo shopped.
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