Introductions & Plans
The village of Flatbush Park is adjacent to the largest city in the area, Millford. Currently, there are two incorporated cities within the village of Flatbush Park called Flatbush Park and West Flatbush Park. The locals call them the twin cities. There are significant industries in both cities, mostly due to them both being on heavy industrial rail lines, which is contributing to the rapid growth of both cities. You can see on the bottom left that West Flatbush Park controls the oil-fired power plant that feeds power to both cities. This is a recent addition to the area as the cities formerly purchased power from Millford. Note the heavy pollution in Flatbush Park generated by the leather factory (the industry sitting by itself on the top left of the rail line).
Traffic in the CBD of Flatbush Park is quite hampered by the rail line. Residents would like to change this, but the industry and train station use this line.
Traffic in the CBD of West Flatbush Park is not really affected by the rail line, but they would like to have a passenger station over on this side of the river.
Another rail company has proposed a new rail line to accomodate passenger traffic from West Flatbush Park to Millford. While the main purpose of this new line is not for Flatbush Park, the mayor of Flatbush Park wants this line to become more successful, so that an alternative to the current traffic causing mainline will exist. In Flatbush Park, the new line will not present much problem as it will be at grade and run like a beltway around the city.
However, in West Flatbush Park, the new line will mostly be in the form of a viaduct through the main CBD, connecting up with the existing rail line near the power plant.
A new Howe Truss rail bridge (purple) will cross the river into the West Flatbush center of industry and CBD; much safer than the existing stone bridge. Some buildings will have to be demolished (yellow), but a new basketball court and playground (orange) will be installed. The icing on the cake will be new elevated rail station (red) to accomodate passengers to Millford; they formerly had to go across the river to Flatbush Park to board the trains to Millford.
Not much of interest in Flatbush Park; some new road overpasses (yellow) will keep cars away from passing trains.
A new blue collar neighborhood is being planned for power plant workers.
The McGladrey's (the wealthiest family in West Flatbush Park) in the mansion do not like their new backyard view, but developers seized on the new potential of the viaduct station and built some medium density housing. Apartments and rowhomes are filling up quickly! Most residents of West Flatbush park are very happy with the new rail viaduct line.
What will happen to the old rail line that served mostly heavy industry?
West Flatbush Park's new industrial neighborhood is nothing special as it's built with proximity and low-cost in mind.
In Flatbush Park, the existing road structure has filled in to the edge of the new rail line. At-grade grossings are nonexistent with the new plans.