The Circumnal (circular canal) has started to take root around the city.
Along with its growth, Quartzians have seen the growth of industry and commerce in their city.
A new school, museum, and library have taken root. The mayor even plans on building a new park near the industry.
One problem that Quartzians are facing seems to be jobs. Many citizens in the southern reaches of the city are far too lazy to drive 1.5 km to the industrial district, claiming commute time is too long. The mayor is considering a new industrial district in the south to compensate for their "long" drive, as well as to relieve traffic into the current industrial area.
The canal has taken shape nicely on the border of the industrial district. Hopefully it doesn't become polluted...
Here the canal bends and heads out to the to-be circle. Trees lining the canal will become commonplace.
Current construction being done on the canal.
Commercial expansion to the west. Soon after this aerial shot, developers paved several downtown streets and added sidewalks to foster commerce in the area. Several roads have been improved and a few traffic lights have been added to the city in order to ease traffic into downtown and beyond to the industrial area.
Keep tuned for more construction and city growth!