Keep the following hints in mind as you play to start your efforts to rebuild Quahog on the right foot.
Features and characters become available as you play, so don't worry about the stuff you can't access yet. Focus on what you can do and the rest follows naturally.
Don't waste cash clearing blocks unnecessarily. The only ones worth clearing are the ones you are specifically instructed to eliminate.
Don't bother moving a building from its default location once you decide to install it. The game typically positions it in an ideal location.