City development concerns

Discussion in 'Westridge City' started by Kbooth1102, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Kbooth1102

    Kbooth1102 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Sergeant Police Officer Hospital Secretary

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    I'm concerned about the lack of development within our city.

    The city is plagued by inadequate lighting.

    There are many eyesores which are driving away potential residents and investment in the slow-growing town.

    There is a lack of large commercial plots for purchase, and property prices are to high for the little attraction that the city offers. Perhaps lowering the prices would stimulate growth and investment? Also, new plots are required in order to attract new projects.

    The city lacks an airport which significantly impacts investment. The distance to capital city is significant and travel along the highway is generally unpreferred.

    Perhaps the city council should put together a stimulus package and or competition to drive investment and construction. Also looking at what could set the city apart from the rest, such as casinos or an industry of some sort etc. Offering an incentive to large corporations to relocate may also drive growth.

    Loosening building restrictions would also attract greater opportunity for growth.

    I hope something comes of these suggestions, I look forward to your reply :)
     
  2. Bangladesh150

    Bangladesh150 Community Coordinator Community Coordinator Donator

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    Hey Kaleb!

    First off, I'm a West ridge council man and I am thankful for posting your concerns/suggestions.

    There is an airport, albeit very small and definitely an eyesore. We are starting construction on a new airport by the highway.

    As for the other eyesores, those are player owned buildings that were griefed (as far as I know, correct me if I'm wrong.) We will be contacting those that own plots so they can have a suitable time frame to renovate them or move out.

    Plots, all though an issue, isn't that big of a deal as we are a small city, but as we expand we will build and region more.

    We are also looking at ways to advertise, and are open to more suggestions (we would love to learn more about your stimulus package idea.)

    Thank you for your concerns and I hope that answered some questions, Bangladesh.
     
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  3. Kbooth1102

    Kbooth1102 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Sergeant Police Officer Hospital Secretary

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    Hi Bangladesh,

    Thanks for your prompt reply!

    It's great to hear about the new airport!

    I believe the existing plots are way too small and overpriced. The town has very little appeal and attraction for new projects. By lowering the prices of these plots, you capitalise on the attraction of cheap real estate which fosters construction and competes with other small towns and cities. This construction will then act as a positive multiplier in investing in the community and growing the city for further development, which will drive plot prices up naturally. If plot prices are not addressed, the city will maintain slow and little growth. For as little as double the price of a plot in west ridge, someone can buy a larger plot with a fully built building, that lies on the outskirts of capitol city where they will have more traffic and the convenience.

    Perhaps we could take a wider scope on building regulations, through allowing more building styles other than Victorian. The narrow regulations currently turn competent and otherwise fantastic builders away due to their inability to stick to the cities narrow style regulations.

    We want to increase spending within our town, and in order to do that, we could implement a tied or incentive grant for those whom meet a certain criteria for different builds that the city requires. For instance, a food store, office buildings, all of which are essential to the cities growth. Other forms of stimulus could be through reduced housing plot prices for the employees of major companies that relocate their headquarters to West Ridge.

    If the cities coffers are low, use land as payment for companies in contracting them to build city infrastructure. It's a win win, the company will then build on the land, and we will have essentially, a free piece of vital city infrastructure. The tender process will also stir up competition and interest in the city.

    Perhaps zoning for farming and or industrial areas would stimulate companies to set up warehouses and or tree farms?

    Also, pushing initiatives such as a West Ridge - Capitol City train line be established, through the parliament.

    Other initiatives could include a theme park or some sort of casino strip that would bring people to West Ridge.

    These are all ambitious ideas, however will act as a catalyst in the city's development should they be implemented correctly.

    I would have loved to bring these to the election, however I missed it unfortunately. Although I know that the current city council will be effective in implementing ideas such as these. If there is anything more I can do to further city development through job roles and or positions subordinate to the council, please let me know!

    Thanks.
     
  4. Bangladesh150

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    Thank you for your suggestions, they will definitely not be ignored!

    Plot ideas are amazing, however, before we dive in, we need to re-asses the current plots.
    As I said in my previous post, the current plot owners that have eyesore buildings or are empty/inactive will be contacted and given notice to renovate or destroy their buildings.

    Style ideas will definitely be expanded. The previous mayors set that in place. In due time we will fix those styles. Any suggestions are welcome. This goes the exact same for building height regulations

    Train lines to and from the city are out of our hands, that is a cabinet issue, all though I will talk to some members to see what they can do.

    Attractions are a great idea. Most of those will be private depending on the owner of the plot(s). Currently the population is low and there is not much space, this would be a great way to fix this issue.

    Regioning and zoning will also come in due time, once we have space to due that.

    Thank you again so much for your input! It is greatly welcomed and will help West Ridge City to grow!
     
  5. Bangladesh150

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    Also, can I have your discord tag if you have one? I want to discuss further ideas about West Ridge.

    Thanks!
     
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