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York Town retreat city - new horizons for business and leisure

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Location of York Town within the Imperial City metropolitan area, Kings Bay:

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York Town, like New Victoria is a retreat city that grew from the demand for cleaner, safer locations for dense office space and

commercial land plots. As the Imperial City Central grew and expanded rapidly, corporations and businesses were looking for

alternative desirable land, well connected to Imperial City by transport but also free from the chaotic and crime infested nature that

has characterized the Central city for many years.

 
As a result of companies relocating to York Town and New Victoria, Imperial City Central experienced significant declines in the

land value of much of what was previously prime real estate. The gradual process of decline in Imperial City caused this process

of business relocation to increase.

 
York Town provided a quality environment for businesses and attracted many affluent residents that once resided in Imperial City,

its nearby suburbs and people from rural communities outside of the metropolitan area.

One of the Central Business Districts in York Town:

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York Town United Stadium and training pitches, also used by City of York Town Boys School:

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Mayor Nathan Browne's home and the York Town City Hall:

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Another factor leading to the increase in population and economic activity was the containerisation of goods

process, through which many previously manual labour intensive shipyards and docks became redundant.

Whilst most of the primary docks in the Royal Ports, Baron’s Port and Scarborough implemented the

container port technology, they were not as efficient as desired due to retro-fitting and limited land issues.

In 1955 York Town City Council announced it would commission a firm to build a shipbuilding complex along

with an import/export dock system to improve efficiency of port activity in Kings Bay. As a result, large

numbers of people flocked to York Town to work on the construction and operational phases of the York

Town Docks. To this day the docks and associated industries provide employment for many residents in York Town.

Shipbuilding dock:

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Container docks - York Town:

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Container storage:

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Wealthy homes in the South East Section:

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York Town North West Section:

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York Town from above:

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Wealthy apartments North West Section:

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Train station serving the wealthy South East Section:

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One of the railway stations:

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Offices and high-rise apartments:

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Office blocks in the Lower Town:

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Industrial sites on the edge of the CBD:

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Industrial land:

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In and around York Town:

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High-rise apartments - North West Section:

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Apartments popular with young professionals:

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