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Hello all! I'm back after a very long hiatus due to computer problems and then holidays and then just generally being lazy. Got CS back up and running a while ago but I've mostly just been messing around which lead once again to uncontrolled downloading of assets to the point it took 15 minutes to load a save and my themes were super unorganized. Finally said screw it and unsubscribed EVERYTHING and I'm going to organize some better collections and district themes to move forward with. Also going to try to take things slow instead of just manically building as fast as possible. Keeping a city journal helped a lot with that before and I've been lurking here reading all your journals and I'm excited to be more active around here again!

My new project is what I'm calling "Platten Island." It will be set on the terrain of Staten Island, NY, but be styled more like eastern European cities. I've always been a fan of the architecture and general aesthetics of communist regimes; terrible politics but fascinating and efficient urban design! I've been messing around with cities like this recently and I think I'm now ready to tackle a more detailed, full-fledged Eastern Bloc city.

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The island population began in 5 small settlements. Since I've been mainlining the tragically awful show Vampire Diaries on netflix for the past few weeks, I've named these settlements after the founding families of the town in the show: Salvatore Village, Forbes Village, Fell Village, Gilbert Town, and Lockwood Town. An agricultural area and ore mining area have also been set up, as well as a general industrial area and many cargo and passenger harbors.


Overview of the island and 5 founding settlements


Fell Village settlement


Gilbert Town Settlement


Forbes Village settlement and industrial area


Salvatore Village settlement


Lockwood Town settlement


Agricultural area with Lockwood Town in the background


Downtown area of Forbes Village


It's been days of wading through the steam workshop, but I finally compiled enough collections to feel ready to start up again. I also made a custom map of Staten Island, the least interesting place in New York City!

Platten Island is a go. Get ready for Moscow in the West.

Transportation collection https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=608135494
Terraced houses and shops collection https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=608116941
Rowhouses collection https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=608116689
Blockhouses collection https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=608116506
Plattenbauten collection https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=549043148
Schools and service buildings collection https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=608115400
Parks collection https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=549078056
Parking lots collection https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=549125546
Mods collection https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=549077111




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