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Update 47: Waterfront Development in Carleton Takes Off




Update Synopsis:

Today we are going to be looking at the new and ongoing development along the waterfront in Carleton. The new waterfront development is only just beginning, with the land along the river becoming very popular for development. Let's just there is no landslide like there was in the voting... :P


47.1 | The waterfront has long been an area of interest in Carleton. When Carleton developed, instead of developing along the highway, it developed along the highway. For this reason, development never reached the waterfront. This picture taken some 10 years ago illustrates the beauty of the waterfront.


47.2 | Undeveloped until now, that is. Development has spread rapantly through the waterfront. This development saw a controversial reconstruction of the riverfront. Trenches were built inland to create a small island for the development. Other portions of the shoreline were staightened to allow easier development. The development has also spread inward. Infrastructure in the area is also getting overhauled.


47.3 | Here we are on the tip of the new island, home to some moderately expensive real-estate. Values are climbing as demand in this area skyrockets.


47.4 | Here we are at the 'peak' of the island. This is where the bridge from the mainland comes across the new river-inlet. Many young professionals occupy the 4 buildings perched at the top. They have some of the most spectacular views - and price tags.


47.5 | The distinction of most expensive area of the development (for now, anyways :P) belongs to the these 5 condominium buildings. Pegged with an average selling price of $750 000, this is some of the most expensive real-estate in Taschereau.


47.6 | Guests at the new Embassy Suites hotel enjoy spectacular views of the river, and cranes too. :P A new residential tower is being constructed on the lower plateau. This hotel has provided a surge to local employment.


47.7 | Can't afford a $750 000 condo? Don't worry, these condominiums have equally impressive views of their own. They also cost a fraction of the cost, selling for around $450 000 - still no bargain but definitely less expensive.


47.8 | Of course, what is a large hotel without business travellers? This new office tower is home to the largest company in Taschereau, TFinance. Created from the merger of several smaller banks, this banking firm required a new headquarters and decided upon the upper floors of this office building. The lower floors house various other companies.


47.9 | Of course what is a waterfront development without a waterfront parkway? This new parkway will take the avenue (formerly a road, just recently widened) 45 degrees and cureve around the waterfront. The existing road to avenue transfer will be carried up to accomodate a wide-radius smooth turn.


47.10 | A look at the entire project gives a real impression on its shear size... so far. :bunny:


47.11 | At last night falls, and our tour comes to a close. Residents, tired from working all day, get settle-in for the night in their condos. They look into the dark abyss of where the river resides during the day, and at the twinkling lights of other home dwellers, wondering if they are doing the exact same thing...


Replies: Done in the comments section of each update. :)

As always, I hope you've enjoyed this update and are looking forward to more! Comments and replies are always welcome.


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wow, really impressive! great work!!![img]http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/44.gif[/img][img]http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/35.gif[/img]

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Thanks, I'm glad you liked it! The condos are out of my price range, too.

Haha, same thing goes here. :D

Glad you like them. :) The development has potential to block some of the views, but provide new ones as well.

Thanks! The train line provides regional train transit - on a small scale so far. Bussing and other public transit services are not currently planned here in Carleton, but I wouldn't rule it out coming soon.

Thank You, glad you like it! :D

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