So, I tried to post last night, but my blog was being a bitch. My first pic here is the current city map. I finished filling in the new area!
I also spent a bit of time playing with redstone. I modified my new city gates so that you can shut off the automatic open/close feature, and operate it manually. I wanted to be able to lock the gate at my castle too, but those gates are operated by push buttons on either side. So instead, I build a switch to lock the gate. It pretty much just disables the operation of the buttons.
The next few pictures show the development of the new neighborhood. I covered over an older, smaller section of the city to make room for some larger buildings. I built a roof up over the old section, so its all enclosed. The buildings above are constructed right onto the roofs of the buildings below. The last picture shows the finished buildings 🙂
Now all I have left is the new West Gate. Its going to be just like the others, fully functional with the same features. Problem is, I don’t have room to put one of those where the current West Gate is. Which means, more expansion!! This last pic shows the current West Gate & Wall, and where I’m plannin to build the new gate/wall. It gives a little bit of area to expand… But I’m not sure I’m gonna put many buildings there. I might just plant a bunch of trees and have a small forest. As an added possibility, theres a little shoulder of mountain up to the right that could hold a few buildings too 🙂