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Herring Point: The Really Pointy Peninsula City
Welcome to the beginning of the Azura Metropolitan Area, and the first of the two final "semi-catch up" updates. These contain cities that were largely built in the middle of last year but with some new development and style shifts. We'll be exploring the peninsula city of Herring Point today with Jericho and Avantasia as follow-up updates.
1. Region overview of the area.
2. BEFORE: An old mosaic overview of the city of Herring Point. Population: 15,000
3. At the very tip of the peninsula is the Avalon Lookout. This lighthouse serves as the beacon for ships coming into Azura Bay. Note that this section is not part of the actual city of Herring Point.
4. A roundabout signifies the end of Herring Point Blvd. This portion is also part of Avalon Lookout.
5. Now we move into modern day Herring Point with a zoom 1 overview (left side is north)!
6. The north side is easily the most affluent area of the peninsula. Mansions and generally large homes are hidden behind winding roads and thick foliage. This particular chateau has graced this city for over 100 years.
7. Even somewhat major intersections around this area are dominated by residential.
8. Downtown Herring Point remains relatively unchanged. The little clearing towards the north is the future site of a sleek apartment complex.
9. Sustained growth has attracted the need for a new marina for the affluent. This little coastline section was leveled to make way for one.
10. Further south remains unchanged for the most part.
11. H.P. High is one of the best public high schools in all of Avalon.
12. Detailed suburb shot.
13. The sections of Herring Point closer to the mainland are grittier. Suburbs give away to industry and commercial. The Herring Point reservoir provides a freshwater source for the locals.
14. In the early days, this segment of A-515 stretched past the reservoir towards the waters of the north. In a twist of events, A-515 was shortened to this at-grade crossing to make way for new businesses that sprouted up in the area.
15. The Bywater Spring Hospital is the premier hospital in the area. Directly across the street is its disease research building.
16. Herring Point continues to grow! This section of forest was cleared to make way for a future suburban block.
17. Some new development along the primary road. The twin apartment towers in this shot were torn down after defects in construction were discovered. The much smaller pod apartments (from above) now reside in its place.
18. This new diamond interchange serves as exit #1 for A-515 south.
19. Jericho's northern business development creeps into Herring Point. Scales Plaza is a new set of office buildings that sits on top of an old parking lot. Landscaping renovations have been performed but plans for repaving are currently still in discussion.
20. A mosaic of the new A-515 corridor. You might notice something interesting about one particular pair of power pylons here - they appear FA 1.5 aligned! To be honest, I have no idea how this happened and have been relatively unsuccessful in replicating it exactly. If you're interested in what a similar example would look like in detail:
21. AFTER: Herring Point mosaic once again with some new updates. Population: 31,000 and growing.
And that's it for now!
For Next Time
We'll explore the neighboring city of Jericho - home to even more gross amounts of suburbia.