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Fort Logan - Update 35: Downtown rises higher.

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    Benedict

    Posted Today, 09:47 AM

    Great to see you back with something new. Outstanding region view - looking forward to seeing where this goes.

    • Thanks! As soon as I remember how to post a larger version, I will send it up.
    sim_link

    Posted Today, 12:14 PM

    Woo you're back! The region looks great, looking forward to future updates! :D

    • I'm happy to be back as I've been busy with work and some other things. Thanks for the welcome.

     

     

    Update 1:

     

    Center portion of the city.

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    Downtown is quite of a mix of building styles, reflecting the various time periods of its development.

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    Banking and insurance are important segments of the economy.

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    Some of the older buildings have found new purposes. Coffee anyone?

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    Fort Logan Memorial High School continues to give our children a sound educational foundation.

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    Many continue on at Poly-Tech.

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    Manufacturing is a growing part of the citys economy.

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    Distribution is still a large part of the economy as this cluster of warehouses testify.

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    University Square is one of several shopping centers in the area.

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    That's it for today. Hope you enjoyed your first look around town.

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    Schulmanator

    Posted Today, 06:24 AM

    Looking good! Glad to see you back :D

    • Thank you! I really do appreciate the welcome.

     

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    Fort Logan-Greensboro County Airport is located just south of the city.

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    It has two runways and three passenger gates, as well as a small cargo terminal and facilities for private aircaft.

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    A nearby truck stop.

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    Until next time - enjoy!

     

     

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    SimCoug

    Posted Today, 04:32 PM

    Good to see you back - you always have an eye for realism, and this is no different.  It reminds me of the countless 'big' small towns that dot this country.  Great work.

    • I always tend to try for a "realistic" look. It makes things a little more difficult I think. Thanks for the encouragement.

     

    Update 4:

     

    Birds eye view of Fort Logan.

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    Main industrial district, just south of downtown.

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    Companies of all types: manufacturing, services and distribution.

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    By for now...

     

    Just a note. I'll be away for a few days so no updates until the weekend.

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    TekindusT

    Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:22 PM

    I'll try to stay tuned to this one! Very nice stuff overall!

    • Hi. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Glad you enjoy it.
    cmdp123789

    Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:46 PM

    Nice update I really enjoyed it... And I love the birds eye view so... It's a nice idea that you showed us one... I'm hoping you will show one every now and then ... Overall... Great city so far
    • There is another one today. Enjoy.

     

    Benedict

    Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:12 AM

    You definitely haven't lost your touch - great few updates there.

    • Thanks friend!

     

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    In this birds eye view you can see where the golf community is located. The lake was created from dredging out fill for the golf course.

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    The city encourages developers to integrate their neighborhoods into the existing street grid where posible, and not create gated enclaves.

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    This area while apart from the golf course, is part of the same development.

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    It consists of commercial, multi-family and offices.

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    By for now...

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    cmdp123789

    Posted Yesterday, 12:04 PM

    Loved it! I really liked it! Keep it up buddy!!! I'm glad you are doing this
    • Thank you for the encouragement. Hope you like the pics today.

     

     

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    Some folks like to take a spin on the little lake, and maybe catch a fish or two.

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    The club house is a popular spot for a drink with friends or to watch a game on TV. A game of

    tennis and a dip in the pool appeals to others.

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    A couple of duffers out on the back nine.

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    A nice quiet neighborhood.

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    One of the many little parks that dot the city.

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    This older shopping center is on the edge of downtown.

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    Another great set of pics... I really like the first one.. as well as the last one. I think it looks great so far, its got the looks, its got the "colors" and closeups are really good, specially because they reflect the realism we see in the birds eye... I got nothing to complain, and my only words are those of encouragement... keep it up bud!

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    Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:40 AM

    Another great set of pics... I really like the first one.. as well as the last one. I think it looks great so far, its got the looks, its got the "colors" and closeups are really good, specially because they reflect the realism we see in the birds eye... I got nothing to complain, and my only words are those of encouragement... keep it up bud!

    • I'm glad you're enjoying the journal. The region is in a period of expansion and the landscape is changing rapidly.

     

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    Here is a little teaser of some new development in the southeast area of the city. More to come...

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    By for now...

     

     

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    Schulmanator

    Posted Today, 06:37 PM

    Looks nice! Great work :D

    • I appreciate the kind words!

     

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    The city continues it's growth to the East and Southeast which follows the new transit lines.

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    A park designed as a place for families and groups to picnic in a natural setting.

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    Some of the residential areas with single and multi family units.

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    One of the elementary schools in the area.

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    A collection of neighborhood stores.

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    A small office park.

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    Station along the "Green Line".

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    Bye for now...

     

     

     

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    Benedict

    Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:33 AM

    Great updates this week - I'm loving the sprawl. You have the density down perfectly.

    • Thanks again. So far it has been contained in the eastern suburbs, though pressure is building in other sections.

     

    SimCoug

    Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:09 PM

    Great work - I like those natural looking parks (but the maxis flora makes me wince a little) and the strip mall takes me back to the late 90s :)

    • I know a lot of folks don't like the maxis trees, but they remind me of the oak and maple forests where I grew up. I use the god mode to lay out the forested areas but use other stuff when doing the details around built up areas. Thanks for the input!

     

    cmdp123789

    Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:15 PM

    Good job.. liked the update! As always, I like the birds eye... although, I have a question... why u no use RHW? lol no, seriously... why not?

    • Thank you. You know, I guess I just have gotten used to working with the maxis stuff and haven't spent the time learning the RHW system. Maybe I will have time at some point to apply myself to it. It would make a nice addition.

     

     

    Thank you all for your continued interest and suggestions!

     

     

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    This industrial park contains a variety of companies, manufacturers, distributors, services and some high-tech, providing jobs at all skill levels.

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    There are several small neighborhood shopping centers like this around the city.

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    An area that was primarily forest and agricultural is now heavily suburban.

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    By for now...

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    wwetom1

    Posted Yesterday, 10:36 PM

    Man, that zoomed out shot is great!

     

    Excellent work as always

    • Hi. Thanks for the visit and kind words!

     

     

    Update 10:

     

    Inland Port: Plans for an inland port have been floated several times but have always faded, in part due to a lack of volume from the Fort Logan area. The project has been brought back again and this time appears to have all parties involved on board and pushing ahead. Its purpose is to have a way to economically move products from our inland area to Portsmouth docks down in An initial 1500 acres of land with rail and highway access have been purchased just south of the city and near the airport. Warehousing and shipping facilities will allow staging of local goods for transport to Portsmouth, with land set aside for industrial development also. As the site grows, another 3000 acres of land are available for expansion.

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    By for now...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Awesome project !! Can't wait to see the final product... Btw sorry I couldn't comment your last update... Job is killing me.. And hadn't have the time to stop by at every topic I usually do... But I did saw both together now, and I'm really digging it!

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    TekindusT

    Posted 30 September 2013 - 06:01 AM

    I am liking your latest updates. They are like "suburbia but not at the same time". Very cool job!

    • Thanks for stopping by, and I'm glad you are enjoying the region.

     

     

    wwetom1

    Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:56 AM

    Can't wait to see the port construction begin!
    • Well, here is phase 1. As you can see, there is a little bit of everything.
     
     
    cmdp123789

    Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:56 PM

    Awesome project !! Can't wait to see the final product... Btw sorry I couldn't comment your last update... Job is killing me.. And hadn't have the time to stop by at every topic I usually do... But I did saw both together now, and I'm really digging it!
    • Thanks for the input. Yes, my job has been demanding as well.

     

     

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    Phase I of the inland port is up and running. It has rail, highway and air access and room to

    expand, so local leaders are confident it will be a major growth producer.

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    The four large warehouses are general purpose  and service mulitple clients. Each has a

    refridgerated section.

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    The buildings in the lower right are more specialized or belong to a particular company.

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    A large container area handles units to and from container terminals in Portsmouth. In the

    upper left is a facility that receives new automobiles from the port for distribution throughout

    the region.

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    By for now...

     

     

     

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