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SirChick

My city won't grow!

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Hey

I'm kinda lost as to why my city is not growing.

I have massive demand for all 3 residential categories and commercial. Yet neither seem to grow!

All the houses are basic 2 floor homes or small apartments - given i have tons of demand they won't upgrade to tall buildings to cater for more population... equally my commercial won't upgrade either its like its stuck.

Commercial won't grow due to no more population growth, houses won't grow because commercial won't grow... the cycle is stuck like that. I checked desirability its fine so they should be growing, i zoned all to high density in the residential (originally medium), no change.. education and health and safety are pretty much maxed out on rating and charts show all the homes as green.

All commute time is very very short (less than 5 units) what ever it is measured in on the graph... and land value from parks is through the roof, zero pollution (hi tech & solar power plants)... i got no idea how to get my city to grow further..its very frustrating !

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First, make sure everything has access to water. Medium and high density lots will not grow unless they have it. ;)

And desirability always helps, as well. Placing a small plaza near commercial zones will definitely improve the desirability of the area.

Edit: I see you already mentioned desirability. :P


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  • Yeh water is fine, im really confused on the issue, I'm just stuck at 5000 population... very frustrating! Commercial won't grow because it says "customers : low" which is obvious because population won't move in :(

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    First of all,..are you using CAM??? I saw your demand graph reach 20000...

    if so, i suggest you to check the CAM thread in sc4devotion...you'll find more explanation about your growing issue there.

    If not,...ignore this post...cheers.

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    The demand graph has been expanded, so this could easily be a CAM situation. I suggest some cap busting parks should be dropped on some of those nice houses and some plazas on the downtown.

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    ^ Another good point. Why do you have I-M turned off? Zone some I-HT any place you would zone either C or R. It requires the same environment as the others (clean, parks/plazas, police, fire, education around 120, health services). These guys can provide some tax revenues and encourage other development by creating a jobs demand.

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