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ESTIMATES

Cost Estimate to
Build the City

The cost to build the City is the same as what is spent on the chronic homeless over 8 months.

Overview

These conceptual estimates are calculated a variety of ways: using comparables of previous projects (a.k.a. analogous estimates), using various online resources to obtain historical cost data (a.k.a. parametric estimates), and in some cases, compiling data from various sources to create an educated guesstimate.

The best efforts were made to achieve accurate cost estimates for each item; however, two additional estimates are included as well. These are either simple multipliers based on Cost Estimate A; or have modifications in the price, which are detailed upon hovering over the cost number.

The following have been roughly calculated and included in a catch-all category. These items either lack available details for calculations or require more significant experience in estimations:

  • Infrastructure
  • Furniture, desks, office supplies, security equipment, vehicles
  • Train tracks
  • Factory equipment
  • Vehicles
  • Land
  • and more

Things to keep in mind when reviewing the estimates:

  • These costs are not exact and are intended only as a preliminary guide for possible project cost. The actual project cost may vary greatly depending on many factors.
  • Cost estimates are based on pricing and comps with 2019 dollars, and no adjustments for the cost of inflation have been made.
  • Although potential plots of land have been identified, along with “for sale” pricing and comparables, land cost is not included in this overall estimate.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all price per square feet is obtained from BuildingJournal.com construction estimating tool.
  • Numbers are rounded up when needed.
  • Click the + Cost Basis to expand for details on how pricing and capacities were calculated.
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  • Citizens Again does not make any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, correctness, value, sufficiency or completeness of the data or resulting project cost estimates; nor, in any guarantees, all buildings, structures, or amenities will be built to the listed specifications, or at all.

Cost estimates have one of three visual indicators to identify cost accuracy:

Accurate Estimate: Price estimate was obtained by finding similar completed projects posted online, or from companies that provide posted rates for projects.

Close Estimate: Pricing obtained by using online estimating tools that average project costs by pulling averages of materials and labor costs, according to specific geographical regions.

(No indicator): No indicator is used if no reliable pricing was found. Pricing was still calculated by analyzing comparables to similar projects, cost and sizing of materials, etc.

Cost Estimates (v 1.0)

The following is the first conceptual estimate to begin the process of the initial feasibility process of the project, all based in 2019 rates.

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Facility Quantity Total Sq. Footage Cost Estimate
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C
Residential
Dorm Buildings
Residents live in the dorms, which consist of sleeping rooms, and communal showers and bathrooms. There will be 16 dorm buildings, each consisting of 16 floors each, 5 wings per floor, and 40 rooms per wing. That equates to 3,200 rooms per building (40 rooms x 5 wings x 16 floors).
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16
Cafeteria & Services
Cafeterias
Each of the 4 neighborhoods will have their own cafeteria and kitchen. Each building will be 3 stories, consisting of a kitchen basement, first-floor serving and seating, and top floor open space.
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4
Citizen Services
Various services to assist citizens with issues they have while living in the city and for preparing to leave the city.
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2
Healthcare & Education
Hospital
Fully-equipped, 3 story 285 bed Narayana Health/HCCI style hospital.
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1
Health Services
The Health Services Buildings comprises of various healthcare providers, including medical offices (exams and ailments), optometry (eye tests, eye health, receive glasses), orthodontists (all dental care, including exams, teeth cleaning, root canals, fillings, and more), mental health & therapy (psychiatrists, therapists, family and group therapy), and personal care services (barbershop, hair salon, nails, and more).
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2
Education Building
Staff in the Educational Building will offer educational services, training, and classes on a variety of topics ranging from GED certificate programs, arts & crafts programs, music classes, industry-specific job-training classes, and more.
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2
Entertainment
Entertainment Hall
Each neighborhood has its own 4-story entertainment hall with a 1 acre footprint. Floors have specific purposes: arcade, TV pods, social area, and quiet floor.
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4
Carnival
4 Acres of attractions, mild amusement rides, games, events, and entertainment. Approximately $5million.
1
Stadium
50,000 seat stadium for large-scale events such as concerts, lectures, sporting events, and more.
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1
Event Venue
3,500+ person capacity for special performances, concerts, lectures, religious services, and more where theatre seating and a large stage is needed.
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1
Church
3,000+ seats for daily church services.
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1
Movie Theatre
18 screens, with 4,200 total seats.
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1
Museum
Variety of permanent and traveling museum exhibits.
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1
Promenade District
Similar to an Officers Club in the military, citizens that have reached a certain phase or willing to spend credits can enter this privileged area and enjoy specialty foods and restaurants, coffee shops, lounges, activities, and more.
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1
Activities
Skatepark
1-acre skatepark complete with bowl, ground ramps, and numerous handrails, ledges, blocks, and more. Also, substantial seating and bleachers for spectators.
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1
Fitness Club
Indoor fitness club complete with basketball courts, weight room, and studio space for fitness classes.
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4
Aquatic Center
Indoor aquatic center with multiple swimming pools, lazy river, lap pools, lounge areas, locker rooms, and some mild water attractions.
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1
Bowling Alley
50 bowling lanes, and large spectator viewing area.
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1
Social Hall
The 4 story Social Hall is a place for citizens to gather, socialize, and enjoy numerous venues for DJ music, live music, comedy, and other various acts, as well as socialize in a large area to talk, play cards or board games, read, and more.
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1
Outdoor Activities Complex
Covered and uncovered areas for leisure sports and activities.
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1
Mini-Golf
Two themed 18-hole outdoor mini-golf courses.
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2
City Management
Fire & Security Stations
Each side of the city will have its own combined Fire and Security Stations.
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2
Facilities & Stadium Storage
Various warehouses to store street cleaners, park maintenance tools, equipment, supplies, stadium equipment, and more.
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3
Administration
Management offices for all aspects of city. In addition to offices, it also includes employee cafeteria, fitness center, lounge, park, etc.
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1
Citizen Processing
Assists citizens arriving into the city, as well as departing citizens, drug and alcohol rehab, and detention. The building will contain sleeping quarters, medical offices, classroom auditoriums, cafeteria, lounge and activity area.
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1
Storage Lockers
The city will securely store all citizen possessions on-site in storage lockers, available when/if citizens choose to leave the City.
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1
Employment for Citizens
Factories and Warehouses
For storage and production of items to be used in the city, as well as external sales of items. Factories provide on-the-job training and employment for citizens.
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18
Office Towers
The city will have six 7-story office buildings where capable and willing citizens can perform outsourced work for other companies. Jobs will include call center and other back-office work.
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6
Parks
Veterans Memorial
1-acre park honoring members of the U.S. armed forces. Park will have a large central fountain, various sculptures and memorial plaques, seating areas, plants and flowers.
1
Botanical Garden
4 acre outdoor botanical garden with meandering paths through a wide range of gardens and collections of attractive – yet extremely - hardy flowers and plants, sculptures, creek, and various garden elements.
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1
Dog Kennel and Park
Housing and park for citizens' dogs they bring with them to the city.
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1
City Park
Approximately 34-acre park complete with large central plaza with fountain and seating, lake, creeks, walking paths, outdoor stage, trees, plants, flowers, and more. Central Park also contains the Carnival and Conservatory of Flowers (both of which are priced separately).
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1
Office & Visitor Park
2-acre park exclusively for citizens working in the office towers, and visitors of citizens. Park consists of large outdoor patio eating area, as well as lush landscaping, walking paths, water features, and more.
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1
Japanese Tea Gardens
Tranquil and natural landscape with Japanese aesthetics, meandering paths, Zen rock gardens, ponds, bridges, buildings, waterfalls, and more. No accurate pricing available.
1
Neighborhood Parks
Each neighborhood will have surrounding parks where residential buildings and cafeterias are located. Each neighborhood park will have plazas with large amounts of seating for socializing and waiting outside meal times, seating with game tables, trees, flowers, lawns, water fountains, statues, interactive elements, pathways, and bike parking. Each neighborhood will have similar, yet, unique elements. Each park is estimated to be about 6 acres each (not counting space occupied by dorm buildings and cafeteria).
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4
Flower Conservatory
Large greenhouse with plants and flowers from around the world. Twice as large as San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers. No available pricing available; priced based on indoor arena.
1
Miscellaneous
Hotel for Visitors
The city will have an on-site hotel, outside of the city, and will offer complimentary stay for visiting family members and friends of the citizens; as well as complimentary lodging for all visiting entertainers for the city's venues, visiting athletes for the sports arena, and for traveling interviewees for open city positions.
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1
Parking Lot
Approximately 3,000 parking spaces for staff and visitors are needed. They will be in close proximately to their worksite, such as Admin building, hospital, factories, etc. Parking spaces will be under the canopy of Solar panels (solar carports). These panels are priced separately under Solar Farm.
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1
Apartments
On-site apartments will be provided for free or subsidized cost, for city interns and employees. The majority of occupants will be for therapists-in-training for their service hours. Cafeteria services may be provided.
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1
Visitor Center
Since visitors are not allowed in the city, a large indoor space (approximately 21.500 sq ft) and outdoor space (2-acre outdoor park shared with the office buildings) are provided to allow citizens to see visiting family members and friends.
The visitor center will be located in 1/2 of the bottom floor of one office building, so no additional costs here.
1
Streets and Sidewalks
Although the city will have very little motorized vehicle traffic, it is vital to give enough room for bicycles, emergency vehicles, possible mass transit vehicles, possible supply or maintenance vehicles, and large amounts of pedestrians walking to their destination. So it will have 2 lanes in each direction, and 30' wide sidewalks.
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Wall & Fencing
Wall around city, as well as fence around entire property.
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Solar Farm
A solar farm around the city will provide green energy for the city and preserve land for future expansion.
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1
Catch-all
Since visitors are not allowed in the city, a large indoor space (approximately 21.500 sq ft) and outdoor space (2-acre outdoor park shared with the office buildings) are provided to allow citizens to see visiting family members and friends.
The visitor center will be located in 1/2 of the bottom floor of one office building, so no additional costs here.
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