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SimCity (2013) City Buildings: Government Reference Guide

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03/15/13

City Buildings - Government Reference Guide

Luckily, town halls and town hall upgrades are all completely free, as you continue to meet population goals and approval ratings. What isn't free is the extensions, which are necessary to grant you access to more buildings and skilled workers. Also remember that government buildings generally increase the land value of all units surrounding it, which is great for concentrating medium- and high-wealth areas. 

Name Description Prerequisites Max. Modules Cost Hourly Cost
Town Hall This allows you to do business deals, manage systems, and start negotiating with neighboring cities. Automatic upgrade to City Hall. Connection to region, RCI, working water and power N/A Free $200
City Hall This allows you to do business deals, manage systems, and start negotiating with neighboring cities. Town Hall, population of 1,000 7 upgrades based on population levels Free $200
City Hall Sign What's the name of this town anyway? City Hall 1 $200 None
Department of Education If you believe the children are our future, then you need a Department of Education! With this City Hall department, you can add High Schools and your very own University! Regional Access Granted: High School and University. City Hall Upgrade 1 $15,000 $500
Deparment of Finance Embrace your inner CPA! The Department of Finance grants the ability to tax wealth levels independently. Regional Access Granted: Tax Rate Control per Zone and Wealth. City Hall Upgrade 1 $15,000 $500
Department of Safety Maslow put safety at the second level of his hiearchy of needs pyramid. Give your Sims a sturdy foundation. Protect your populace with improved fire, health, and police city services. Regional Access Granted: Hospital, Large Fire Station, and Police Precinct. City Hall Upgrade 1 $15,000 $500
Department of Tourism Turn your city into a tourist trap with the Department of Tourism. Tourist attractions like parks, stadiums, and landmarks will draw Sims to your city, ready to spend cash! Regional Access Granted: Landarks, Pro Stadium, and Large Parks. City Hall Upgrade 1 $15,000 $500
Department of Transportation Address commuter of tourist traffic. The Department of Transportatoin will enable advanced transit option like streetcars, passenger rail, and even a municipal airpot! Regional Access Granted: Passenger Train Station, Bus Terminal, Municipal Airport, and Ferry Dock. City Hall Upgrade 1 $15,000 $500
Department of Utilies Clean up your city, starting at the City Hall! The Department of Utilities gives you the ability to plop advanced sewage, water treatment, and recycling buildings. Regional Access Granted: Water Treatment Plant, Sewage Treatment Plant, and Recycling Center. City Hall Upgrade 1 $15,000 $500
Simcopter One For mayors who like to make a big entrance. City Hall, Airport in city or region 1 $6,000 None
Mayor's House For the neighborly, lend-a-cup-of-sugar, mow-their-front-lawn kind of mayor. Raises medium wealth land value. Town Hall, Population of 10,000, 70% Approval Rating 1 $15,000 $100
Mayor's Mansion Keep your Sims happy for long enough and you can move in! Sims all over the city will celebrate when you move into the city! As you run your city well, your Sims will even give you gifts to add to your Mayor's Mansion. Raises high wealth land value. Town Hall, Population of 40,000, 75% Approval Rating 1 $30,000 $100
Flag of the City How can you not be proud when looking at your own city's flag? You know what it took to build this place! Maintain an approval rating of 75% or more 1 $200 None
Mayor's BBQ Pit Patio As Mayor, you have a lot at stake, but there's never a bad time to cook a great steak! Maintain an approval rating of 75% or more 1 $1,000 $10
Circular Fountain If you look into the water long enough, you'll see your future. Nah, kidding. It's only water. Maintain an approval rating of 75% or more 1 $1,000 $10
Mayor's Statue Mayor, the whole city is proud of you. Proud, like... an eagle. Definitely not a peacock. Definitely not. Maintain an approval rating of 80% or more 1 $1,000 None
Balcony Look upon your domain from here. Just be careful, it's the first place all the tomatoes get tossed! Maintain an approval rating of 80% or more, four upgrades of Mayor's Mansion 1 $1,000 $10
Guest House It's a known fact: visiting dignitaries, roaming rock stars, and famous movie stars love to hang out with cool mayors. Serves as lodging for one high wealth tourist. Maintain an approval rating of 80% or more, four upgrades of Mayor's Mansion 1 $1,000 $10
Guard Post Make your mansion look even more menacing, Mayor. Maybe those protesters will think twice about bothering one. Or not. Maintain an approval rating of 80% or more, four upgrades of Mayor's Mansion 1 $1,000 $10
Sports Car Garage Complete with your new smokin' hot car! It's okay, break the speed limit...you're the Mayor! Maintain an approval rating of 80% or more, four upgrades of Mayor's Mansion 1 $1,000 $10
Extension Wing What's better than having a giant mansion all to yourself? MORE giant mansion all to yourself! Maintain an approval rating of 85% or more, eight upgrades of Mayor's Mansion 1 $1,000 $10
Limo Garage You're Mayor. Why should you have to drive yourself? Have your driver bring the car around and travel in style. Maintain an approval rating of 85% or more, eight upgrades of Mayor's Mansion 1 $1,000 $10
Greenhouse You know how to grow it, Mayor...but can you grow your garden? Just keep those perky ants away... Maintain an approval rating of 85% or more, eight upgrades of Mayor's Mansion 1 $1,000 $10
Tennis Court Play tennis with your Mayor friends and keep fit so you can quickly jump into action when disasters strike! Maintain an approval rating of 85% or more, eight upgrades of Mayor's Mansion 1 $1,000 $10
Swimming Pool The life of a Mayor is never easy. That's why you need at least 18 hours a day of relaxing pool time. You're only human! Maintain an approval rating of 90% or more, twelve upgrades of Mayor's Mansion 1 $1,000 $10
Lookout Tower Gaze down upon your city from the relative safety of your house's Lookout Tower! Maintain an approval rating of 90% or more, twelve upgrades of Mayor's Mansion 1 $1,000 $10
Party Wing Sometimes a Mayor just has to let loose! Throw your raging parties here with only the city's elite Sims! Maintain an approval rating of 90% or more, twelve upgrades of Mayor's Mansion 1 $1,000 $10
Simcopter One Real Mayors fly to work! Never be late to City Hall ever again! Maintain an approval rating of 90% or more, twelve upgrades of Mayor's Mansion 1 $6,000 None

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