Thursday 16 July 2020

The Daisy

I will continue my series on the various areas that will be in the town that I will found. Today we will look at The Residential District, otherwise known as “The Daisy.”

The most obvious question is why do you call The Residential District, The Daisy? The simplest answer is that when looked at from above, it will look like a daisy flower.

The Residential District will be a full quarter of the whole area of the town, (so, 1/8 mile by 1/8 mile or 40 Acres). 

It will be the upper right portion of the town sitting above the Urban Nomads Park and beside The Agricultural District.

The concept of The Residential District is to have a place where people can live and get around, yet do so without cars. 

The streets are to be walked or used other smaller scale personal transportation (bikes, electric scooters, etc).

The centre of The Residential District will be the area where all of the common buildings and facilities for The Residential District will be (think of the centre of The Daisy flower).

Each petal of The Daisy will be a street, and while most of these streets will end in a dead end, a few will extend out to connect with another district.

Each street will curve slightly in a slight “S” configuration, so as to give the illusion of a longer street, and some privacy on each street.

Each street will have an architectural style all of its own, yet different from each street. 

One street could be in the half-timbered style, another street could be in traditional Japanese style. Yet another street could be done all in stone, while another could be done in the style of some futuristic world from the realm of fiction . . . why not?  

The idea is that each street is unique unto itself and is crafted in such a way as to foster community. 

All of the residential buildings will be in townhouse style (one, two or three bedrooms). 

There will be one or two apartment buildings in The Daisy to allow for denser population and to accommodate those who will not be staying long. 

The back side of each street will be open in a sliver of green space that each townhouse will have a back entrance to. This green space will join up with the green space that will ring the whole of The Residential District.

Like the other Districts, The Residential District will be governed by an elected body that is responsible to the residents of The Residential District.

Those who can, along with those who are expected to pay rent, will, those who have an agreement for free accommodations (such as those working in the Science District) will have their rents covered.

Exactly how those rents are covered has yet to be determined. Like all other Districts in the town, The Residential District will be expected to break even.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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