Introducing...New Toulouse Jardin!

I am now taking reservations for New Toulouse Jardin. The planning map is in New Toulouse's Laveau Square at http://slurl.com/secondlife/New%20Toulouse/136/179/24 .

New Toulouse Jardin will be the fourth sim in the New Toulouse community.  It will sit on the grid directly west of the New Toulouse sim.

Note: I (Gabrielle) was somewhat restricted in Jardin's layout and parcel organization in order to accommodate the former residents of Edison and the Edison Ballroom that I needed to move into the sim.

Jardin is based on the actual world New Orleans Garden District.  At the beginning of the 19th Century, what is now the Garden District, was open plantation land.  By the mid 19th Century, the plantation owners were selling and subdividing the land into large plots, with only a couple of houses per block, each surrounded by a large garden, giving the district its name.  Americans moved into the area and built large Queen Anne and Victorian style mansions and homes.  The majority of the buildings in the Garden District were built between 1832 and 1900.

For actual world examples of the architecture of the New Orleans Garden District, please refer to the following sites:

* http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/architecture/archtypes.html
* http://www.inetours.com/New_Orleans/Garden_District.html

It is of utmost importance to me (Gabrielle) that New Toulouse have a correct and historically accurate theme, which is "New Orleans, 1890 - 1920".  Therefore, Jardin should have lovely Victorian and Edwardian homes with gardens surrounded by wrought iron fences.  This is NOT the sim in which to build your run down gin joint.  I want to see Southern style, "Painted Ladies".  I want to see trees and plants that are native to New Orleans, or those that could have been imported by wealthy residents for their gardens and that would have grown well in the climate.

I have zoned New Toulouse Jardin as commercial and residential, however all the commercial buildings must be in one of the 1024 parcels along the Rue de Bayou.  All of the parcels south of Rue de Bayou are residential.

I do hope to configure New Toulouse's streetcar route to include Jardin, and I will most likely add another car so two are running at all times.

To reserve a parcel in Jardin, you must pay for the rental rights up front. You pay me a "down-payment" for the right to lease in Jardin and to reserve your parcel. The rental rights fee is non refundable, however you may sell the rights to another tenant in the future.

Costs of parcels in NT Bayou are as follows:

512 sq. m. - 234 prims - rental rights: $4096 L ($8 L per sq. m.) - $450 L per week tier
1024 sq. m. - 468 prims - rental rights $8192 L ($8 L per sq. m.) - $900 L per week tier
1536 sq. m. - 702 prims - rental rights $12,288 L ($8 L per sq. m.) - $1350 L per week tier
2048 sq. m. - 937 prims - rental rights $16,384 L ($8 L per sq. m.) - $1800 L per week tier

If you have any questions, please contact me, Gabrielle Riel.  Bienvenue au Jardin mes chers!

Viseo Legend

White = Terrain
Blue = Water
Yellow = Parcel
Black = Road
Brown = River Walk

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