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Preview XIII: The Times They Are A'Changin...

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deathtopumpkins

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I've been playing around the past few days in Harbormouth, which is a town located on a barrier island directly to the north of Hawthorne Creek.

Most of the town needs more detailing before it can be shown off (lots of marshy coastline...), but here's a random shot of a rural intersection on VS Route 1 Business:

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This intersection was a rather busy one, even after the opening of the parallel VS-1 Freeway (visible in the lower left), still seeing over 1500 cars per hour. As development continued at an extremely rapid pace in the surrounding area, these roads became a traffic nightmare, and the VSDOT decided something had to be done with the opening of the North Island Technology Park (surrounding VS-1 and spreading along the coast), which brought hundreds more commuters.

In conjunction with the proposed traffic solutions, the Hawthorne Creek Regional Planning Office proposed a comprehensive redevelopment of the surrounding area to make it more desirable and give it a more "urban" feel. The final plan included new Elementary and High Schools, a fire station, and some medium-density commercial and residential, centered around a new avenue that interchanges directly with the VS-1 freeway.

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Quite the little suburbia now, isn't it?

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Because it looked cool as a fire station, it fit in the space, and, well, because I put it there!

But it's really more to keep the nuclear power plant just off-screen from catching fire. ;) And that is the subject of a future update...

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 Why only use things for what they are supposed to do? Well actually it is doing partly what it was supposed to do, being a fire station and all but you all know what i mean right?

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When you think about it, it kinda makes sense to have an airport fire station in rural areas, because the roads aren't as good and usually you will be covering a larger area with several villages, so it provides quicker response times and means you don't need to fund loads of fire stations for each village

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Connor, some really out- standing farming and agricultural development here..
i wish very much that I could put together such fine looking rural areas as you have
shown a skillful knowledge of creating...

thanks always for your continued city building excellence's

brian

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