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Welcome to the City of Lakeland!
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE CITY OF LAKELAND
- Develop a robust and diverse Downtown Area
- Develop an active ocean port
- Expand the City of Lakeland outwards
- Develop land in each of the 4 Quadrants and establish Quadrant community centers
Layout of Lakeland (please see schematic diagram):
In the center of theCity of Lakeland is a large lake named The Lake. The Lake was named for Charles The who along with JonathanLake settled the Lakeland area. The Lake is connected to The Ocean by The River. The average depth of The River and The Lake is 3 feet.
In the center of The Lake is CityIsland, upon which the LakelandCity Hall is build. City Hall is connected to the rest of Lakeland by 4 bridges named NorthBridge, SouthBridge, EastBridge, and McNultyBridge. Each of the 4 bridges leads to the 4 quadrants of Lakeland: North (red), East (light blue), South (green), and West (yellow).
Surrounding The Lake, the flat land is considered the Downtown Area of Lakeland (area within the orange dotted line on above map). Most of the downtown area is located in the Eastern Quadrant between The Lake and TheOcean. There is also a large parcel of downtown in the Southern Quadrant, and a small amount in the Northern and Western Quadrants. At this time, the Downtown Area does not extend onto or beyond the Northern, Western, or Southern Hills.
Roadways have been (or are in the process of being) constructed in and around Lakeland. As mentioned above, there are 4 bridges and roads leading out of the LakelandCity Hall. Each of these Boulevards are named for the Quadrant that they serve. Additionally, Division Avenue leading to the Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, and Southwest, divide each of the quadrants. Ringways lead out from The Lake in a concentric manner. The first two ringways have been built: Lakeside Ringway, and 150th Ringway. Future ringways are planned. Most of the Downtown Area is located inside of 150th Ringway, except in the Eastern Quadrant which extends all the way to The Ocean.
It is important to note that the Boulevards and the Division Avenues lead out from The Lake like spokes on a wheel, and the right-of-way of these roadways extend to infinity. The rights-of-way are 5 blocks wide for Boulevards and 5 diagonal blocks wide for Division Avenues. Therefore, any future builds outside of Lakeland proper must take this into consideration to avoid building over the right-of-ways and risk having the property be in violation.
order meet our first goal (“develop a robust and diverse Downtown Area”),
all builders should build their first project within the Downtown Area of
Lakeland (see above map). The
builder should decide in which Development Zone (numbered 1 thru 11 on
map) they would like to build.
There are no specific rules as to the style of building.
- If a
builder would like to work on the Port of Lakeland
(zones 5 & 6) on the map, that would help us achieve our second goal (“develop
an active ocean port”). Please remember
that when building the port in either zones 5 or 6, that the 5 block wide right-of-way
for Eastern Boulevard
continues across the beach and out over the ocean, therefore this area
should be avoided. Terraforming or
altering the ocean shoreline is completely acceptable.
working in Development Zones #1-11 do NOT need to use the entire zone of
they do not want to. If you chose
to use only a portion of your chosen zone, your build will be separated
from the remainder of the zone by road(s), thus allowing other builders to
build in that zone.
building within the Downtown Area, builders are allowed to start a project
outside of the central area of Lakeland. However, if they chose to do so, then
their subsequent project should again be in the Downtown Area. Therefore, builders will alternate
building projects in the Downtown Area and in the periphery until the
Downtown Area is completely finished.
Alternatively, builders may choose to create all of their builds
within the Downtown Area until it is finished.
you have completed a build, please your build inside City Hall. The Hall is divided into 4 Quadrants (N,
S, E, W) and 8 sectors (NNE, ENE, ESE, SSE, SSW, WSW, WNW, NNW). The builder should attach their name and
build name onto one of the colored blocks, and place a torch on top of the
colored block. This method will
help visitors find your build.
roadways will be built by the Minister of Transportion. While all builds within the Downtown
Area are near already constructed roads, builds built outside of Lakeland may be very
far from existing roads. It is the
Minister of Transportation’s obligation to connect every build to the
roadway system. While the
individual builder may themselves attempt to connect their build to the
roadway system, the Minister of Transportation reserves the right to
modify the roads to meet Ministry of Transportation building standards
(yet to be clearly defined).
mentioned above, but important enough to mention again: THE RIGHT-OF-WAY
OF THE BOULEVARDS AND DIVISION AVENUES EXTENDS TO INFINITY. Therefore, if a builder creates a build that
encroaches on any right of way risks having their structure modified or
removed by the Minister of Transportation and the Protector of
Right-Of-Ways. If there is any
question as to where the right-of-way is, please contact the Protector of
Right-Of-Ways and it’s location will be clarified.
- Have fun!
Mayor of The City of Lakeland
Minister of Transportation
Protector of Right-Of-Ways