Public Works Projects are a feature in the Animal Crossing series. These projects allow the Mayor to customize their Town by adding decorations.

Overview

Public Works Projects become available after the Mayor achieves 100% mayoral approval.

Construction

Each town can feature 30 projects at maximum, and only one project can be under construction at any given time. Lloid is in charge of taking donations for projects, and will stay onsite of the project 24/7 until it is complete. Villagers in the town may donate small amounts each day, but the majority of the funding will have to come from a player or it will take a long time to complete. Once the project is funded, it will be fully constructed the next day at 6 AM. If the Mayor player chooses to participate, Isabelle will host a completion ceremony with villagers present to commemorate completed project.

Cancellation and Demolition

Projects can be canceled while under construction; discontinuing a project forfeits any donations put toward it up to that point. Upon the cancellation of a project, no further projects can be commissioned that same day.

Demolishing a finished project requires paying a fee of 10% of the project's original cost. Projects can be demolished on the same day another is being commissioned as long as the demolition is requested after the other project is commissioned. If the demolition is requested first, the construction of new projects will be unavailable for that day. Furthermore, projects under construction cannot be demolished if the commissioned project has met its donation goal on that day.

Restrictions

Projects cannot be requested on event days, but if an event coincides with a celebration for completing a project, the celebration will be held the next non-event day.

Much like trees, town projects cannot be built next to water edges, cliff edges, rocks, and buildings. They are also surrounded by a 1- to 2-tile buffer zone that prevents them from being built too close to each other. Projects with doors also have an additional row of buffer tiles to accommodate the entrance, with an extra tile beyond the door where patterns cannot be placed. This makes placement around projects such as the the police station tricky, as the building appears to have a 3-tile buffer stretching downwards.

Availability

Main Street, and permanent town projects are requested by special characters such as Isabelle and Blathers. Main Street projects do not have a model in the Public Works Projects list, instead appearing as a rotating question mark, and cannot be demolished once completed. Lloid will take donations from inside the Train Station rather than the location where the project would be built. The celebration will also take place in front of the Train Station, with the building's inhabitant as a guest.

While a few basic projects are available from the beginning, most must be requested by villagers from one's own town before they appear on Isabelle's list. Talking to villagers repeatedly will not trigger a public works request; rather, a villager must give off the "surprised" expression and approach the player in order to trigger the possibility of a request.

Permanent Buildings

Caution: Once these buildings are fully constructed, the location is permanent and cannot be demolished.

Café

Size: 5x5 (including door)

The Café costs 298,000 Bells. It is requested as a project by Blathers one week after the Museum's second floor has been built if the player has donated at least 50 items to the Museum. After one week, Blathers can be seen thinking. Upon talking to him, Blathers will tell the player about the Café and it will be unlocked as a public work project.

Campsite

Size: 3x3

The Campsite costs 59,800 Bells to build and is available from the beginning. It allows a non-resident villager to visit occasionally, and the player can interact with the visitor by playing mini-games. If the town has fewer than ten villagers, constructing it will reserve a spot for a convinced camper to move in. This project cannot be demolished, so choose its location carefully.

Club LOL

Club LOL is a Main Street upgrade and available in the Public Works Projects list only if the town's Mayor declined Dr. Shrunk's original offer to build a club in the town. Unlike other Public Works Projects, Club LOL does not require a specific amount of Bells be donated in order for construction to begin. Instead, the player is given a clipboard and asked to collect signatures from six villagers. Once the clipboard is returned, Club LOL will open on Main Street between the Dream Suite and Nook's Homes five days later.

Dream Suite

The Dream Suite is a Main Street upgrade and costs 234,000 Bells. It is the originally boarded-up shop with stone columns located to the left of Club LOL and Nook's Homes. It is run by Luna, and is available one week after the first Project has been completed. The player must also have connected online at least once and has found Isabelle sleeping in the Town Hall. Upon talking to Isabelle, she will mention that a visitor has suggested building the Suite in Main Street. After this conversation, the player will find the Dream Suite project in the project list.

Fortune Teller Shop

The Fortune Teller Shop is a Main Street upgrade and costs 340,000 Bells. It is available once Katrina has given 20 fortunes from her tent at the Plaza. The completed shop occupies the building between the Dream Suite's site and Photo Booth.

Museum Renovation

The Museum Renovation is a Main Street upgrade and costs 198,000 Bells. It is requested by Blathers once the player has spoken to him on 14 different days and donated at least 20 items, with at least one item in each of the four exhibit categories (fish, insects, fossils, and art).

The renovation opens up a second floor in the Museum that features a gift shop which sells several Silver Tools (if the player has donated enough items in the related category) and various museum related items, a locker not unlike the one found in the Train Station, and four 8 by 8 exhibit rooms run by Celeste which cost 10,000 Bells each to open. The player may use these rooms to display their own exhibits.

Police Station

The Police Station costs 264,000 Bells and is requested by any villager type. There are two designs for the Police Station, but only one can be chosen for the town. It serves as a lost and found center, where the player can consult the officer inside for reports regarding current town visitors.

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Classic Police Station:
Officer Booker
Modern Police Station:
Officer Copper

Reset Surveillance Center

Size: 1x1

The Reset Center costs 368,000 Bells and is available once the player has first quit the game without saving. Upon completion, it will appear as a manhole that will remain closed on most days, but allows the player to visit the Reset Surveillance Center, where Resetti and his brother Don can be found. It will also unlock Resetti's rants when the player loads the game after quitting without saving. Unlike other projects, the Reset Center does not hold a standardized project completion ceremony once it has been built and will not be counted as one of the 30 public work projects.

Reset Surveillance Center

Remodeling Projects

The player may choose to remodel existing buildings to change their exterior designs. All of these cost 498,000 Bells each.

Town Hall Remodel

The Town Hall can be remodeled into 3 other styles once the player has achieved a Perfect Town rating.

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Default Zen Fairy-Tale Modern
  • Town Hall (Default)
  • Town Hall (Zen)
  • Town Hall (Fairy-Tale)
  • Town Hall (Modern)

Train Station Remodel

The Train Station can be remodeled into 3 other styles once the player has been visited by other players at least 100 times.

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Default Zen Fairy-Tale Modern
  • Train Station (Default)
  • Train Station (Zen)
  • Train Station (Fairy-Tale)
  • Train Station (Modern)

Utility Structures

These projects provide a variety of useful functions that encourage socializing, or further enhance the town. Projects with multiple designs cannot be remodeled; instead, they must be demolished and rebuilt in order to switch to another style.

Beds

There are three different types that can be built, and the player can rest on them.

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Camping Cot Outdoor Chair Hammock
  • Camping Cot (1x2) - 32,000 Bells - requested by Lazy villagers
  • Outdoor Chair (1x2) - 23,400 Bells - requested by Normal villagers
  • Hammock (2x1) - 32,000 Bells - requested by Lazy villagers

Bells

Size: 2x2

There are two kinds that cost 86,000 Bells each. The player can ring the bell by pressing A.

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Bell Zen Bell
  • Bell - requested by Peppy villagers
  • Zen Bell - requested by Cranky villagers

Benches

Size: 2x1

The bench allows villagers and players to sit down around the town. If a villager is sitting on a bench, the player can sit down next to them and have a conversation. However, if two villagers are occupying the bench, the player will not be able to join them, but can still have a conversation with them.

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Yellow Bench Blue Bench Wood Bench Metal Bench Fairy-Tale Bench
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Zen Bench Modern Bench

There are 7 official bench designs, as well as a few community projects that can be sat on.

  • Yellow Bench - 30,000 Bells - available from the beginning
  • Blue Bench - 42,500 Bells - requested by Jock villagers
  • Wood Bench - 42,500 Bells - requested by Uchi villagers
  • Metal Bench - 42,500 Bells - requested by Peppy villagers
  • Fairy-Tale Bench - 52,800 Bells - requested by Normal villagers
  • Zen Bench - 52,800 Bells - requested by Cranky villagers
  • Modern Bench - 52,800 Bells - requested by Snooty villagers

Other projects that can be constructed and allow the player to sit on them also include the following:

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Log Bench Picnic Blanket Tire Toy Pile of Pipes Chair Sculpture
  • Log Bench (2x1) - 38,000 Bells - requested by Uchi villagers
  • Picnic Blanket (3x3) - 39,800 Bells - requested by Uchi villagers
  • Tire Toy (2x1) - 49,800 Bells - requested by Lazy villagers
  • Pile of Pipes (2x1) - 79,800 Bells - requested by Lazy villagers
  • Chair Sculpture (2x2) - 265,000 Bells - requested by Smug villagers

Bridges

Size: 2x4 / 4x2

There are 6 different bridge designs that can be placed in the player's town. There can only be 3 bridges present at any given time. When 3 bridges are present, villagers will not request new types. Bridges cannot be built over the pond or on the beach.

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Cobblestone Bridge Wooden Suspension Bridge Brick Bridge Modern Bridge Fairy-Tale Bridge Wooden Bridge
  • Cobblestone Bridge - 128,000 Bells - available from the beginning
  • Wooden Suspension Bridge - 128,000 Bells - available from the beginning
  • Brick Bridge - 224,000 Bells - requested by any villager type
  • Modern Bridge - 224,000 Bells - requested by any villager type
  • Fairy-Tale Bridge - 298,000 Bells - requested by Peppy villagers
  • Wooden Bridge - 298,000 Bells - requested by Cranky villagers

Bus Stop

Size: 4x2

Costs 136,000 Bells and is requested by Uchi villagers. The light will occasionally attract moths.

Bus Stop

Clocks

Size: 1x1 or 3x3 depending on type

There are six different types of clocks that can be built.

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Park Clock Zen Clock Fairy-Tale Clock Modern Clock Flower Clock Illuminated Clock
  • Park Clock - 42,000 Bells - available from the beginning
  • Zen Clock - 78,000 Bells - requested by Cranky villagers
  • Fairy-Tale Clock - 78,000 Bells - requested by Normal villagers
  • Modern Clock - 78,000 Bells - requested by Snooty villagers
  • Flower Clock - 87,000 Bells - must have Perfect Town rating
  • Illuminated Clock - 146,000 Bells - requested by Peppy villagers

Drinking Fountain

Size: 1x1

Costs 39,800 Bells and is requested by Normal villagers. Water will dispense if the player interacts with it.

Drinking Fountain

Fence

Size: 5x4

Costs 49,800 Bells and is available from the beginning. The player can plant flowers in this area.

Fence

Fire Hydrant

Size: 1x1

Costs 32,600 Bells and is available from the beginning.

Fire Hydrant

Fountain

Size: 3x3

Costs 99,800 Bells to build and is available from the beginning.

Fountain

Garbage Can

Size: 1x1

Costs 53,000 Bells and is available once a Normal villager suggests it. Items can be disposed of here for free instead of paying a disposal fee at Re-Tail.

Garbage Can

Instrument Shelter

Size: 1x1

Costs 42,000 Bells and is requested by Jock villagers. It can be checked to see what today's weather will be in the next hour.

Instrument Shelter

Signs

Size: 1x1

Up to eight signs may be displayed at a time.

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Do-Not-Enter Sign Caution Sign Yield Sign
  • Do-Not-Enter Sign - 43,500 Bells - available from the beginning
  • Caution Sign - 43,500 Bells - requested by any villager type
  • Yield Sign - 43,500 Bells - requested by any villager type

Streetlights

Size: 1x1

Turns on at night and emits light, which attracts moths.

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Street Lamp Round Streetlight Streetlight Fairy-Tale Streetlight Modern Streetlight Zen Streetlight
  • Street Lamp - 39,800 Bells - available from the beginning
  • Round Streetlight - 39,800 Bells - requested by Peppy villagers
  • Streetlight - 42,800 Bells - requested by Snooty villagers
  • Fairy-Tale Streetlight - 64,000 Bells - requested by Normal villagers
  • Modern Streetlight - 64,000 Bells - requested by Snooty villagers
  • Zen Streetlight - 64,000 Bells - requested by Cranky villagers

Traffic Signal

Costs 82,000 Bells and is requested by Jock villagers.

Traffic Signal

Water Well

Size: 2x2

Costs 148,000 Bells to build and is available from the beginning.

Water Well

Public Art

These buildings are decorative to further customize the player's town. They have no interactive elements.

Arches

Size: 3x1

There are three types that can be suggested by villagers.

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Balloon Arch Flower Arch Illuminated Arch
  • Balloon Arch - 86,000 Bells - requested by Lazy villagers
  • Flower Arch - 87,000 Bells - requested by Normal villagers
  • Illuminated Arch - 148,000 Bells - requested by Snooty villagers

Archway Sculpture

Size: 3x3

Costs 265,000 Bells and is requested by Peppy villagers.

Archway Sculpture

Cube Sculpture

Size: 2x2

Costs 265,000 Bells and is requested by Smug villagers.

Cube Sculpture

Custom-Design Sign

Size: 1x1

Costs 40,000 Bells and is available from the beginning; a maximum of 10 can be built.

Custom-Design Sign

Face Cut-Out Standee

Size: 1x1

Costs 50,000 Bells and is available from the beginning; a maximum of 8 can be built.

Face-Cutout Standee

Fire Pit

Size: 2x2

Costs 46,000 Bells and is requested by Jock villagers. The light from the fire attracts moths.

Fire Pit

Flower Bed

Size: 2x2

Costs 26,400 Bells and is requested by Normal villagers. It can be walked on and only 4 flowers can be planted on it.

Flower Bed

Hot Spring

Size: 3x2

Costs 98,000 Bells and is requested by Snooty villagers.

Hot Spring

Illuminated Heart

Size: 2x1

Costs 136,000 Bells and is requested by Peppy villagers.

Illuminated Heart

Illuminated Tree

Size: 1x1

Costs 128,000 Bells and is requested by Peppy villagers.

Illuminated Tree

Jungle Gym

Size: 2x2

Costs 69,800 Bells and is requested by Lazy villagers. It can be interacted to make it spin. In the UK, this project is known as the climbing frame.

Jungle Gym

Rack of Rice

Size: 2x1

Costs 17,400 Bells and is requested by Cranky villagers.

Rack of Rice

Sandbox

Size: 2x2

Costs 36,000 Bells and is requested by Lazy villagers.

Sandbox

Scarecrow

Size: 1x1

Costs 22,400 Bells and is requested by Uchi villagers.

Scarecrow

Stadium Light

Size: 2x1

Costs 236,000 Bells and is requested by Jock villagers.

Stadium Light

Statue Fountain

Size: 2x2

Costs 88,000 Bells and is requested by Snooty villagers.

Statue Fountain

Topiaries

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Circle Topiary Square Topiary Tulip Topiary

There are three kinds that cost 93,000 Bells each. They are available to build if there are no weeds by 6 AM on Weeding Day.

  • Circle Topiary (1x1)
  • Square Topiary (1x1)
  • Tulip Topiary (2x1)

Torch

Size: 1x1

Costs 29,800 Bells and is requested by Jock villagers.

Torch

Video Screen

Size: 2x1

Costs 248,000 Bells and is requested by Jock villagers.

Video Screen

Water Pump

Size: 1x1

Costs 42,000 Bells and is requested by Lazy villagers.

Water Pump

Wisteria Trellis

Size: 3x3

Costs 124,000 Bells and is requested by Uchi villagers.

Wisteria Trellis

Zen Garden

Size: 3x3

Costs 148,000 Bells and is requested by Cranky villagers.

Zen Garden

Landmarks

Same as Public Art, but more exotic and expensive.

Drilling Rig

Costs 298,000 Bells and is requested by Cranky villagers.

Drilling Rig

Geyser

Size: 2x2

Costs 98,000 Bells and is requested by Uchi villagers. Water will occasionally erupt from the site.

Geyser

Lighthouse

Size: 2x2

Costs 372,000 Bells and is requested by any villager type. It can only be placed on land, not on the beach, and only one can be present at any given time.

Lighthouse

Moai Statue

Costs 538,000 Bells and is requested by Smug villagers.

Moai Statue

Parabolic Antenna

Size: 2x2

Costs 148,000 Bells and is requested by Smug villagers.

Parabolic Antenna

Pyramid

Costs 698,000 Bells and is requested by Smug villagers.

Pyramid

Solar Panels

Size: 3x2

Costs 126,000 Bells and is requested by Jock villagers.

Solar Panels

Sphinx

Costs 698,000 Bells and is requested by Smug villagers.

Sphinx

Stone Tablet

Size: 1x1

Costs 39,800 Bells and is requested by any villager type.

Stone Tablet

Stonehenge

Costs 698,000 Bells and is requested by Smug villagers.

Stonehenge

Totem Pole

Size: 1x1

Costs 538,000 Bells and is requested by Smug villagers.

Totem Pole

Tower

Costs 726,000 Bells and is requested by Snooty villagers.

Tower

Windmill

Size: 2x2

Costs 372,000 Bells and is requested by Uchi villagers.

Windmill

Wind Turbine

Size: 1x1

Costs 156,000 Bells and is requested by any villager type. Only one can be present at any given time.

Wind Turbine
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