Piotr- Thank you! I have alot more custom content then youve seen so far, but the city will have to grow some to make it available. As for the griddy planning it wont last too far outside the urbanized parts of the region, my plan is to have the major population centers be more gridlike with the suburbs and farmland being more winding. Joshua City is going to be the region's major population and business center, so its going to be griddy but it will be less noticeable as the city grows upward. Also i would love for you to link the SAM smooth curves, it will definitly come in handy especially as the suburbs in surrounding tiles start to develop.
Jacky- Thank you
(Disclaimer- the Atheists depicted in this chapter and henceforth in all chapters have nothing to do with real life Atheists, and any coincidences of names or organizations are purely accidental and coincedental. The writer of this CJ has no personal problems with atheists and is simply using the idea as an interesting plot point in this CJ, not for slander or personal attacks.)
Chapter 5- Industrial Welton (March-May 2016)
Just as the first big boom was starting to subside, it was clear that there still werent enough jobs or homes within The city limits to satisfy the growing populace. While the first big boom heralded in thousands of poorer immigrants, there werent enough wealthy ones to buy farmland to start new crops, and an alternative source of work was clearly needed. This source of work came in a man from England by the name of Gerard Remington Smithers, IV. Growing up from a wealthy family of minor nobility from Liverpool, he and his family had a large stake in english industrial development, going all the way back to the days of the Industrial Revolution in Britian. However at the onset of 2016 another revolution had taken hold in England- a revolution of Radicalist Atheists known as the Antideist Coalition, who sought to purge the world of religon at any terrible cost. While the Atheist revolutions and their effect on the Empire's future and immigration statistics will be discussed in a later chapter, it can be sufficed to say that Gerard- a loyal member of the Church of England, was fleeing his country from certain persecution and possible death.
He had come to the Empire looking for a fresh start and religous freedom, which he duly recieved. He also would obtain much wealth and influence in the Empire, as He was the man who kick started Joshuain heavy industry, beginning with a small town west of the Joshua City Limits, that would be incorporated under the name Welton. The following are several pictures of early Welton, which contains a mix of heavy industry, a small residential settlement, and some farmland as well. The town would also host several coal plants and garbage facilities that would support Joshua City as it grew.
The Farms seen in the City are not a result of multiple wealthy famlilies but the product of Gerard's Wealthy younger brother Stanley buying the land and Franchising it for agriculure in the Welton city limits in order to have a joint mayorship with his brother. While Gerard handled the zoning and Industry part of town, Stanley would work on the residential and Agricultural development, which was arguably a harder job due to the inherent pollution of the major industries. The last picture of this chapter is an overview of both cities together as well as the immediate surrounding landscape Likely to be developed as the cities expanded outward.
Until the next chapter, stay tuned and be well-
Chancellor Joshua Kenneth Eshe I, Esq.