Not many CJ's on Simtropolis start from the ground up, with absolutely nothing. Most CJ's you see around here will have some sort of background, pre-existing cities or towns which can be used to tell a story. Needless to say, this CJ has none of those things and started it's first entry with a naked patch of land and a railline. Of course this also means a lot of building and expanding and I know for a fact that you people are not waiting for me to list and show the construction of every single block of houses, so let me just fastforward a little. The year is now 1915 and Jordan has grown... a LOT.
Jordan has grown to the respectable size of 20.000 sims in a mere 15 years.
Where does the time go, right? I remember when this huge town was just one freight station in the middle of nowhere... But a lot has happened in the 7 years we've just skipped so let me highlight a few of them.
First of all, the town finally got a decent hospital that has more than just bandaids. Plans for it were drawn up in 1907 and construction started in 1909 after a long debate about it's proposed location. The original plan was to buy out a bunch of the old worker homes and build the hospital in a central position. The council however thought that solution to be to expensive, especially with plenty of free land still available. Van Dyke Hospital was eventually constructed on the east side of town.
Van Dyke Hospital. Building by SimGoober.
Another big development was the construction of a road through the small valley south of Jordan, connection two outer parts of the town and providing sims with better ways of getting where they need to go.
This small valley now has a road running through it, you should be able to see it on the regional photograph.
And remember the smart business owners that set up on the road to Mount Jordan? Well, those small businesses have grown up to become a small shopping district with many different stores in the area. From furniture to groceries. The Jordan council has approved expansion of the shopping district until it reaches twice it's current size.
From smart business owner to business tycoon!
Late 1912 the plans for City Hall were finalized. Because there were few recreational facilities in town the city hall was to become a modern building in the center of a large recreational park. A patch of land east of the town, next to the hospital, was chosen as the ideal spot.
The new City Hall with surrounding parks.
The building was made by Dmscopio and can be found here.