The grand city of Aeries
History- In the tropical area's early days the bay the city occupied was a rural tourist destination. Small to mid size towns existed along the bay (population 200k) The regions main exports where fish and Palm oil. The bay region had a total GDP of $300m. It started when a major developer from Northport. Submitted a request for a mid density beach resort in the town of Aeries.The Request was approved and the project was extremely successful.The city took off first 4 resorts then 10 ( city pop 100k)(region pop 310k). The city leader's knew at the start of this trend that sprawl would follow. A citywide zoning restriction was made. No low density buildings would be allowed within the city ground's.This law kept the city's footprint small...for a while anyway.
Fast forward 10 years the great Northport crash had began.The city of Northport (600 miles away)(pop 10.5mill)(capital of Amverdera) had began to decline. The citys government suffered from corruption,The city suffered from extremely high crime,home prices were high,and business tax's stood at 50% over a 4 year period the city's population declined by 3.1 million. Over 12 years the citys population dropped below 800k. In the year 1987 Capitol building was burned down. The government decided to move the capital. But to which city? Elington to the south? Emerald Canyon to the south west or westward (Aeries)
By this time the city of aeries was now booming. $400B worth of projects were underway, the citys population stood at 500k 1/3 of the bay annexed. .The factor's were weighed By the Amverdera government and the decision was made to move to Aeries.
A tech boom along with the governments relocation to Aeries pushed the city over the edge. Fast forward 27 years to modern Aeries. Now a Hyper dense city of 2.86 million people. The city Is actually 30 miles off shore. The island the city resides on is totally urban. The city of Aeries has no metropolitan area as it is the only city government on the island
Daytime population-9.9 million
sustainable population 2.8 million
99% of population has attended college
Average apartment monthly payment-$7,000
Approx tourist per year-112 million
Average work shift-14 hours
(most resident's have two jobs)
Average commuter population-7 million
Commute methods-airport-modified cargo ship-car-bus-taxi
Number of highrises-1,300
Work week-4 days mon-tue-wens-thur
Population per block-15-25k
The Center of the citys financial world The upper financial district has more than 300m S.F.of office space. more than 2.8 million are employed in this district alone.
The upper finance district is located on the east side of the Grand Ariel bridge.
The Ocea District
The western most district of Aeries, Ocea is the go to district for all resident's on the west shore not willing to brave 30 minutes of sitting on a bridge.
The district is a major financial & recreational hub for the west shore residents. Tourist are drawn here for Its beach's and even residents of the greater city treat a visit to the district as a mini vacation.
Lower Financial district
The older section of downtown,the lower financial district hundreds of office buildings. It also contains the Old Aeries neighborhood
The 3rd largest port in Amverdera,Port Arthur ships billions of tons of cargo every year. The port also doubles a terminal for daily commuters coming in on modified freighters from the amverdera mainland. Port Arthur is the only district in The city of Aeries to have single family homes due to a loop hole in zoning laws... "no building on city GROUND'S will have less than 6 units of space" Port Arthur is technically floating which allowed the construction of the homes.
The Gateway district
The Gateway district was developed at the same time as the Grand Ariel bridge. The objective was to create a high density neighborhood on the west shore which be very close to downtown Aeries. Although the neighborhood filled up. The fast commute segment of that plan has disappeared (getting across the Grand Ariel can take a hour depending on the time)
The Brackston District
A major hotel,financial and gambling center for the city, Brackston is located on the eastern island Of Gumvolt. The district is less than 1 mile from the Aeries International Airport. The area is home to 54 hotels,7,malls and 15 office buildings.
Not only is the district a major tourist destination. It is also a huge draw for the city's people. On any one day there can be 1 million in this 1 1/2 square mile area.
The Rushmore District
The Scenic Rushmore district is the 4th largest financial District within Aeries. The District is praised by office tenants for its relatively fast commute time from other parts of Gumvolt.
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CJ The City of Aeries
Who ever said being dense makes you tense?