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Since it’s coming back up and now that the FSA capital area has a project manager, I think we should have a discussion on some preliminary plans for our capital area. While there are some basic sketches located here and Zytik has been discussing his proposal here, I think we need to discuss some larger concepts first:

  • Was Huntington planned and built earlier in the FSA’s history (e.g., Washington DC), a more modern master-planned city (e.g. Brasilia) or somewhere in between (e.g., Canberra)?
  • Should the entire district be master-planned, or should a smaller urban area around the primary government buildings be planned first with more “organic” growth throughout the district?
  • Is the topography flat, hilly, or somewhere in between?
  • Any preliminary plans for the suburban areas in the three neighboring states?
  • Any other topics that need to be discussed before we decide on a city plan.

This thread is not to determine or vote on a plan for Huntington. We have plenty of time to figure out a full plan for the capital (all the time in the world, actually) so there’s no reason to rush any decisions, but figuring out some of these “base line” ideas now will help us come up with a better, more realistic capital in the future.

Posted by TheMayor on 7 March 2019 at 19:25.

I know this is probably a long way off, but has anyone scoped out sites for Huntington's main airport?

Also, I'm working on creating a 'Suburban Management District' on the Newlynn side of the city as a 'limited-collaborative' area to help transition the city and future suburbs. If anyone is familiar with what was done in the Ardisphere or Drevet, it would be similar in this instance.

Posted by PColumbus73 on 3 July 2019 at 20:47.

Here is where I was thinking it could go

https://opengeofiction.net/#map=15/-37.6524/157.9621

Posted by Zytik on 3 July 2019 at 21:57.

Keep in mind that DC's main airport isn't in DC proper

Posted by Wangi (administrator) on 3 July 2019 at 23:32.

Yes, but the Capital district is much larger than DC, so there's room for an airport.

Posted by Fluffr Nuttr on 4 July 2019 at 00:01.

At the same time, even adjusting for size that location is way closer to the historic planned center of Huntington from what I can tell. Feel free to disregard me since I'm currently not a collaborator on the project, but it seems like that would be a good location for a secondary airport with the main one being a bit further away from the heart of Huntington with the government buildings and such but still within the larger boundaries

Posted by Ernestpcosby on 4 July 2019 at 00:22.

It would also matters how big Huntington's airport is planned to be

Dulles is almost 6,000 Acres of land

Reagan National Airport is about 700 Acres

For reference, Catlee County Airport south of Hoyt is 780 Acres (although the runway and terminal buildings are designed for a lower capacity).

If the aim is to build a large international airport like Dulles, the airport would swallow nearly 1/3 of the peninsula. Also, depending on the size, the height restrictions surrounding the airport might extend pretty far.

Although, Newark Liberty is about 8 miles from Lower Manhattan, it's about 2,000 Acres, nearby JFK is about 5,000 Acres.

Posted by PColumbus73 on 4 July 2019 at 00:54.

I was thinking of it being a more Reagan style airport. The Dulles airport would probably be located much farther away and out of state. The reason an airport is good somewhere like there is easy access via transportation systems

Posted by Zytik on 4 July 2019 at 12:25.

Yeah, and the area could take influence from Crystal City/Arlington.

BTW, I feel like the main river should be a lot thinner to line up with Newlynn's plans. If you're concerned about navigability, a canal should be added or something.

Posted by Fluffr Nuttr on 4 July 2019 at 13:24.

Posted by Fluffr Nuttr on 4 July 2019 at 13:24.

»Yeah, and the area could take influence from Crystal City/Arlington.

BTW, I feel like the main river should be a lot thinner to line up with Newlynn's plans. If you're concerned about navigability, a canal should be added or something.«

Regarding the width of the river, I made the river about 600 Feet wide through Newlynn. As long as the river bottom is deep enough, barges and other river vessels should be able to traverse the river without issue. Considering how close Huntington is to the headwaters of the river system there, I do agree with @Fluffr Nuttr that the river is pretty wide for the location. Perhaps this can be addressed with a dam, creating a reservoir for the area?

Posted by PColumbus73 on 4 July 2019 at 16:21.

I was hoping to widen the river through Newlynn at some point, as I think the current width is appropriate.

Posted by Zytik on 4 July 2019 at 17:20.
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