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Stanton- a project description

Posted by Fluffr_Nuttr on 19 September 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 23 September 2021.

Greetings!

After the biannual general FSA ballot, Trombonist2003, Cartograp herKing and I have been confirmed by admin as FSA coordinators, with me being focused on the affairs of the Eastern states.

I suspect quite a few of you have heard of a Stanton “partial redo” from Yoyo21’s previous diary on the matter, however today I bring you a more fleshed out plan. Instead of being divided into boroughs, Stanton is a consolidated city-county made up of 11 wards, each with several hundred thousand people and subdivided into many neighborhoods. They are not meant to be claimed individually- anyone can map throughout the city as long as they have permission. But the themes of the wards can give mappers an idea of where to create what they wish. This also gives Stanton a slightly different identity than our NYC.

And with that, here’s the plan.Credit to infrarrojo

(Disclaimer- the map and these descriptions are all Infrarrojo’s work. Good stuff though and I’m liberally borrowing from him.)

  • Stanton’s downtown is wealthy, though as more people work than live there, things get pretty quiet at night. Inspired heavily by Lower Manhattan, with some cues from Philadelphia.
  • Northern Stanton is somewhat of an industrial remnant, containing a large port facility and one of Stanton’s older airports.
  • South Carnaby (or SoCar) would be more of a hipster neighborhood, probably recently gentrified, while Brownstone has some gentrification and some old money.
  • Weybirton, St. Cassian, Goose Bay and Southside would have both working-class areas and projects, some attempts at developing villages within the city, and some middle-class areas.
  • West Warwick is the transition area between Stanton and Warwick, possibly reflecting Northern Queens and Nassau County.
  • The western wards will likely be more industrial and working-class, especially Astera, Perister, and Kenver. Hudson County, New Jersey could be a great source of inspiration.

It’s also expected that the identities of these wards change over time as people give life to them.

At the moment we’re largely focusing on natural features, city layout and general detail, but transit and motorway projects are on the horizon once we get some work done here.

PM me, Infrarrojo or Yoyo21 to get started.


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