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Update 13 - 12/12/10 - Expansion North of Brittany River and Bitter Creek

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Update 13 - Expansion North of Brittany River and Bitter Creek
Finally I get to start expanding the City of Martin!  Actually I've been working on the city for the last month, since I've slowly been releasing the updates every Sunday.  I'm pleased with my mix of wall-to-wall industry and residential, I hope you think it looks realistic, too.

I suggest opening in another tab/window the region map of the District of Wenzel, so you can see where exactly we are travelling.

In the first picture we see the northwestern-most reaches of the city of Martin known as Six Corners Crossing.  This farmland is doomed as the city begins expanding westward.

Six new residential blocks are laid with North 5th Street as the western edge before the dual-rail line.
Beautiful neighborhoods spring to life.  Here we see the tree lined streets of W Franklin Ave and N 4th St.


Some factories and industrial facilities lay their foundations along the rail line.  A gas power plant is constructed at 600 W North Ave.


W North Ave features a center-turn lane.



Our focus now shifts north of North Ave.


Residential development overtakes the farms north of E North Ave which is converted in to small two-lane boulevard.


We hop back down to south of W North Ave and see Bitter Creek, still relatively undisturbed save for the D15 bridge and the rail bridge.


The scenic farms between the Brittany River and Bitter Creek along D50.  So far, downtown Martin has yet to expand this far west.


Very rural layout between Brittany River and Bitter Creek.


Before we see the downtown expand west along the strip of land between the river and creek, we must chronicle some redevelopment in the existing downtown.


Currently, the downtown peninsula is home to many residents in dense wall to wall apartments, but a new medical center is needed to serve the city.


A few blocks of residential housing is demolished to make way for a brand new medical center.  This picture taken several years later displays some new high-rises growing around the hospital.


Remember that beautiful rural scene?


Many years later, the city has expanded to D15.  N Harrison Rd has been extended south over the now channelled Bitter Creek.


Can you tell that this picture is a composite?  The beautiful farmland is no more.


The industrial zone south of Brittany River has also expanded west to Harrison Rd.  Another composite!


Bitter Creek




Remember Six Corner Crossing many years ago???  Well it is now no longer the northwestern-most edge of Martintown, but rather a very busy crossroads.


Thank you for visiting the expanding city of Martin.  I'm excited to finally be able to build up the city.  I'm REALLY trying to make it look realistic, though I still think it needs work as I continue to move forward.

The next update will feature more western expansion of the city.

Please leave a comment if you are lurking, haha, it lets me know I'm being watched ;)

Until next time!
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I like the layout of the streets and how you labeled them, it was a very creative touch. The entire area looks aesthetically pleasing, nice entry!

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The before last picture angle is trippy haha! But seriously, the developpment is quite realistic and the streets are also well chosen. Arriving at that big intersection would probably scare me! Nice update!

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