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Zoning in Sim City 2013
Hey everyone, I have a question about zoning. Well I didn't play the beta, so I hadn't the chance to answer my question by trying it out in the game. For example: If you build a block of a street, what is the best way to zone, when you want to get the maximum growth of your buildings. It is the best way to zone only on one side of the block or zone every side of the block. As I watched The Beta Versions on Youtube I realized the players always zoned every site of a block, but I believe that you won't get the maximum size of your buildings by doing that, as your buildings stretch to the back. Do you get the picture what I mean? Could anyone help me out by answering this question? Thank you very much!
Answer from: Studan
If you are creating square and want large buildings of high wealth sims, you are right. But the game becomes rediculously hard when you have large buildings generating tons of waste/trash/traffic in a small area. You have to have a perfect city to take car eof that many people without them getting angry and having to destroy buildings all the time, so limiting the size of your city until you are 100% ready to upgrade is a good idea.
Answer from: Marco_Rings
If you follow the guidelines when building roads, everything should be fine. The zoning will be as efficient as it can get. To reach the maximum size of your buildings you won't need to zone just one side of the road, that does not matter. The size between the roads is all that matters. Sims will automatically build the buildings in the most efficient way possible, because they always try to house as many people as possible. Your buildings do stretch to the back, but that's no problem when you're using guidelines. You should always take parks and other services into account btw. These buildings may reduce the efficiency of your building space.
Posted on: 11-09-2013