Commercial Zone Landmark Unlock Guide (Cities: Skylines)

Commercial Zone Landmark Building in Cities: Skylines
Commercial Zone Landmark
DLC Plazas and Promenades
Building Type Unique Building
Level/Category Pedestrian Area Landmarks
Build Cost ₡85,000
Upkeep Cost ₡1,360/week
Milestone Required Tiny Town
Entertainment Value 70
Noise Pollution 20
Visitor Capacity 150

The Commercial Zone Landmark is a Pedestrian Areas Landmark unique building from the Cities: Skylines Plazas and Promenades DLC.

To unlock the Commercial Zone Landmark, you’ll need to do a couple things:

  • In a pedestrian area with commercial focus, reach 20,000 weekly sales by commercial buildings on pedestrian streets
  • Reach the Tiny Town milestone (360-1,500 population, depending on the map)

Once you’ve reached this target, you’ll be able to build the Commercial Zone Landmark from the Pedestrian Areas Landmark tab of the Unique Buildings menu for ₡85,000.

Until then, you can check your progress by hovering over its silhouette in the menu.

Cities Commercial Zone Landmark progress / Cities: Skylines

How To Create a Pedestrian Area with Commercial Focus

Step #1: Paint a Pedestrian Area

Go to the Districts and Areas menu, and use the Paint Pedestrian Area tool to mark the part of the map you want to utilize.

Painting a pedestrian area. / Cities: Skylines
Painting a pedestrian area.

Step #2: Place a Service Point

Your pedestrian area will need at least one service point to function.

Service points allow your buildings to receive cargo and get their garbage collected even though they’re on pedestrian-only roads.

Build a small pedestrian area service point, which you’ll find in the Pedestrian Areas tab of the Parks and Plazas menu.

Building a small pedestrian area service point. / Cities: Skylines
Building a small pedestrian area service point.

This service point will need to have access to your city’s road network.

Step #3: Build Pedestrian Streets

Design your area to your liking using pedestrian streets.

You’ll find them in the Pedestrian Areas tab of the Parks and Plazas menu as well as in the Roads menu.

The pedestrian-only street types in the menu. / Cities: Skylines
The pedestrian-only street types in the menu.

Step #4: Zone Commercial

Zone either high-density or low-density commercial in your pedestrian area. You’ll need at least 150 squares of commercial zoning for it to count as commercial focus.

And don’t forget to provide the area with power and water!

Once your commercial buildings are built, their sales will count towards your 20,000 total.

Tips for Reaching 20,000 Weekly Sales

To get the Commercial Zone Landmark unlocked, you’ll need 20,000 units of sales in a single week, not in total.

So here are a few things that can make that target easier to achieve:

Tip #1: Make sure you have enough commercial demand

Don’t forget to check your demand bars to make sure that it’s currently viable to zone commercial buildings.

Without commercial demand (blue bar), you may find that your commercial zoning isn’t growing new buildings. And if the buildings do grow, they may complain about not having enough customers.

The blue bar indicates demand for commercial zoning. / Cities: Skylines
The blue bar indicates demand for commercial zoning.

If you have low to no commercial demand, you’ll likely need to grow your city’s population by zoning residential.

Tip #2: Make it accessible

Make sure your pedestrian commercial area is easy to get to.

Build it reasonably close to your residential area so that would-be shoppers can get there conveniently.

Public transport such as a bus stop or metro station will help as well.

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