I never really use this world as I dont like the retail part of the game but I think Im missing out with not using the world. It has alot of potential for themed lots!
For instance I recently downloaded 4 old warehouses from the Gallery and turned it into a trendy warehouse district in one save.
Currently making a university neighbourhood with Foxbury and Britechester dorms opposite each other ( for abit of competition!LOL), also a library and a bar with the university hang out trait.
Other options could be a fitness area with pool, gym, wellness centre, onson bath house.
A military complex! With barracks, rocketship launch site, labs and cafe/canteen.
A kids zone with park, school/library, maybe have a sim run an Orphanage.
Or how about a holiday camp? Have a couple of rentals (a hotel and an old fashion style chalet camp), an entertainment centre with arcades and games and maybe a restaurant/cafe.
Anybody have any other ideas??