From: The desk of Mayor of the City of Bayview
I've been playing SimCity 4 for a while (first got it in 08 I think) and decided that I'd try out this city journal thing and start a whole new region.
I am using Humbolt Map v1.0 (which can be downloaded thanks to panerai1 for creating this great region).
I picked this map because I like the contrast of terrain. Its not excessively flat yet has a great system of rivers around.
My first city in the region is Bayview.
Bayview is so called because it is located at the southwest corner of the largest "Bay" in the region.
(Sorry that the other cities aren't rendered yet... I need to think of City names before I do that and I am not good at that. Any suggestions?)
Here you can see an overview of the city.
Along the coast is where a lot of the residential zoning is.
Almost all commercial is located along Main Street which is the long diagonal road separating the coastal residential from the more agricultural area. (police car pop-up is on main street... speaking of the pop-ups how do I turn those darned things off for pictures and stuff?)
Bayview is mostly an agricultural city. There is a small block of industrial located at the bottom of the above picture.
The city had developed well without an industry but a jobs crisis required some industry to be zoned for.
A closer look at the industrial - as you can see it's almost all developed already:
With the new industry and increasingly large farm population Bayview has more and more exports everyday.
The city is hoping to construct a freight rail connection soon.
Bayview is powered entirely by wind power. The turbines can be seen just off of main street.
The street back behind the turbines is undeveloped. It is being saved for future government/civic buildings and more turbines.
Here again you can see Main Street and the residential waterfront areas.
The residential areas are connected to main street through the traffic circles.
These were put in primarily to ensure that the residential streets are not used to bypass the commercial main street or used in commute.
Bayview has one police station. It is located just off of main street on the street to the wind turbines.
Near the bottom-center of the image Bayview Elementary can be seen. (It is located next to the traffic circle at the bottom of the image)
There is also a public library in Bayview. It is located at the one curve in main street by the top right of the image.
Bayview is planning a public high school in the future. It is undetermined where it will be located at this time.
Bayview's population is quickly approaching 5000 residents and neighboring towns are sure to start popping up soon.
Two neighboring cities currently are connected to Bayview. A highway is connecting to the east and main street follows the shore off to the west.
That's the gist of what we have going on in Bayview right now.
I'm sure we will have more stuff to come soon!
I would greatly appreciate any feedback from anyone.
Any tips as far as writing the city journal or game play ideas and advice.
Any mods I'm missing that I should have.
Or any other comments at all.