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High-Density Residential's Aren't Developing

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I'm having a little problem that's never happened before. On my old PC, I had many cities with tons of high-rises. A couple months ago I built a new PC, with a new, larger HDD. I re-installed SC4 recently and started building a new region up from scratch.

The region's first city, Iwate, has grown to about 35,000 sims, and its industry has flooded over into a smaller city tile next to it. Problem here is that the city is having to expand outward more rather than upward.

I wanted to build an up-town area, but by 35k sims you'd think they'd want at least some low-wealth, high-density apartments. Guess not, they won't develop. I laid out some 4x4 and 3-tile wide stretches of high density zones for residential. Watered them, powered them, and made sure they had police, health, fire, education and parks/playgrounds and bus stops nearby. Demand was off the charts. Nothing happened. The 4x4 zone remains barren and the 3x-wide stretch has medium-density condos and mansions on it.

I suspect, however, that the CAM (Collosus Addon Mod) I downloaded a while back may be to blame, I just don't know though. I presented my problem though. I haven't removed the mod and tried without it. Thought it'd be worth hearing other opinions first. And I'm not even close to re-downloading the 1.2GB worth of mods I used to have. Not worth the trouble, some of them didn't work. The SC4 version is v1.0. No patches.

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