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Parkland Lofts, by Mattb325.
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Inspired by a new build near the University precinct in Little Rock Arkansas, 'Parkland Lofts' is the modern apartment equivalent of the old internationalist style of the 1970s.

It is the sort of new apartment building that can be found in London, Sydney, Dusseldorf, Moscow, Paris, Tokyo or even Little Rock.

Despite being billed as 'stylish' and having 'cutting edge design' (developers are generally fast and loose with new-build descriptions), these buildings are in fact bereft of almost all ornamentation and sense of place, such that they will fit in anywhere.

The Little Rock version is called 'Park Lane' and actually sits in the middle of a shopping mall car-park - yuck - so as you can imagine, I have taken artistic liberties with the BAT and LOT.

It has been a while since I released any apartment buildings: medium density residentials are certainly the main-stay of most cities, and smaller mid-rise offerings are still especially lacking in game.

This apartment complex is offered on a range of medium and high density lots in a variety of configurations: 2x5, 5x2, 5x3, 5x5 and 6x6.

If you use the CTRL Key while zoning, these will grow (especially the 5x5 and 6x6 offerings), and all of them grew quite easily for me. I also find that having SOMY's low-wealth apartments (which have identical lot sizes and can upgrade more easily) helps to avoid the game breaking up the lots into smaller parcels, but it is by no means necessary to have SOMY's files in order to get these growing.

Given how ubiquitous this design is, these lots are designed to grow on all tilesets. The lots also use prop families and shaded props to ensure a lot of variety.

Underground parking is provided for all but the 5x2/2x5 version and some even have such wonderful amenities as a pool and communal BBQ.

Bliss indeed.


Stats, links and dependencies are listed below.

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STATS (R§§ 5x2, 5x3 and 2x5):

Growth Stage:           5 & 6 (medium & high density zones)
Bulldoze Cost:           § 343
Capacity Satisfied:   R§ 1,052, R§§ 582
Pollution:                   4 (Air)/ 2 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage )
Pollution Radius:      5/6/0
Power Consumed:   8 Mwh
Water Consumed:    23 Gal/Month
Building Style:           Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro
Occupant Group:      Residential

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STATS (R§§ 5x5 and 6x6):

Growth Stage:           5 (medium & high density zones)
Bulldoze Cost:          § 532
Capacity Satisfied:  R§ 2,102, R§§ 1,162
Pollution:                   9 (Air)/ 4 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage )
Pollution Radius:      5/6/0
Power Consumed:    16 Mwh
Water Consumed:     44 Gal/Month
Building Style:            Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro
Occupant Group:       Residential

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NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE:

This download contains TWO file types in two separate folders; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite.
You must choose only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version.

If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. Either: (https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) OR (http://gizmo.aplaceforwebsite.com/index.php)

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DEPENDENCIES:


To ensure proper functionality, please make sure the following files are in your plugins folder:

*BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1180)
*BSC Mega Props - CP Vol02.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2790)
*BSCBATProps - Mattb325Vol02.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2383)
*BSC Texture Pack - Cycledogg V01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=101)

 

To install, simply unzip the file into your plugins folder.

Thankyou and enjoy.




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Belfastsocrates

   0 of 1 member found this review helpful 0 / 1 member

Perfect! Just what we need. Modern apartment blocks that are very similar to what we're building in cities today. More of this pretty please! :D 

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cronop

  

Thanks

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sunda

  

Bastante interessante!

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Hikapunk

  

This is a great looking building, all I have to say! :)

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sucram17

  

Five!

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Aaron Graham

  

Again, another 5/5 from me. :thumb::thumb:

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Fox

  

This is exactly what the game has been screaming out for the last 4 years..

 

Finally good to see some low rise high density buildings, and they are as beautiful as all your other work.

 

Thank you for sharing your creations with the community.

 

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SimCoug

  

Communal BBQ!  I'll bring the beer :)
The design is very modern and this will definitely blend in well in nearly any town.  They will look especially nice right alongside your recent townhome set.  The textures are very well done, super work as always!

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crazychrisffm

  

Looks like "Westhafen" in Frankfurt/Main :thumb:  Big like for these buildings ! Thank you !!

 

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Dino Dagner

  

High quality stuff! Thank you for the work you put in!

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sejr99999

  

thank you   these are perfect for 21st century cities as I am seeing massive blocks of similar buildings being built here in California

 

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Jack_wilds

  

like the post modern look... fills a niche market... well done 5/5

also... noticed that your threads are locked... I hope it wasn't anything I said... are you retiring or just going on a hiatus?... trust all is okay... and you will still offer SC4 stuff for some time to come

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VMIUJcadet09

  

Beautiful! These will fit in nicely in my cities! Thank you so much for all of your amazing creations!

 

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