|Spring Valley, Storalia |
Spring Valley's town hall at sunset
BusLinQ 701 to Wazamawazi|
|Roadways||and the "Spring Valley-Wazamawazi Road"|
CitiRail, RaiLinQ (both planned) |
Spring Valley Metro
|Facts and Figures|
|Town Hall Coordinates||-7875/63/-3768|
|Founded||Dec 7, 2015|
|Recognized as town||Jan 3, 2016|
|Official Language(s)||American English(official), Spanish(Honorary)|
|Political Party||SDP (see Storalia for more information)|
|Motto||"A place for all"|
Dark Oak Tree
Spring Valley is the second largest city and one of the principal cities in the nation of Storalia. The town is located at the foot of the Spring Alps within a lush dark oak forest with some of the town extending into the foothills. Its history is traced back to late 2015 during Architect_21's search for a second town. The original town center was built over a series of small ponds and quickly grew beyond its original boundaries. After a while the town expanded into the hills known as the Spring Alps with several new neighborhoods being built around a long and winding road leading to Wazamawazi. As Spring Valley ranked up a couple rail companies took interest in serving the town, though the tracks are still under construction. The A8 is also projected to terminate in the town with the completion date still unknown.
- 1 History
- 2 How to Get Here
- 3 Districts
- 4 Schools
- 5 Gallery
Spring Valley was founded on December 7th, 2015 as Architect_21's second town after abandoning his previous town Rosemont, which was given to Vulpicula (Architect later took back the town after getting the Mayor rank, but after MeetMeInSpace took interest in the area, it was given away again). During the next few days the road grid was built over a series of small ponds. The plots of land were eventually flattened and the first buildings started construction. The very first building in Spring Valley was the large town hall. Its unique blue color was then inherited by the next two buildings built, the central bank and the courthouse. Over the next few weeks the central plaza was built and downtown began to take shape.
As 2016 approached, Spring Valley saw massive expansion. The fire and police departments were built, shop and apartment spaces were filled, and parks, plazas, and a new museum helped to beautify the city. Once 2016 began work instantly began on the Alpine Tunnel, which would connect Spring Valley with the neighboring Spruce Valley, once the tunnel was completed work began on Spruce Valley. Spruce Valley's master plan included a man made spruce forest, road network, man made lake, several homes, and a state park. Back in main Spring Valley a small subway network began construction. It was never completed, however, due to lack of desire and need for a metro system as well as difficulty with technology. The abandoned tunnels from the project still remain underneath the town to this day. Meanwhile, Spring Valley received both the Councillor and, later, the Mayor rank.
Hills, Roads and Rails
Once receiving the Mayor rank, several rail companies, including CitiRail and RaiLinQ, took interest in serving the town. Stations were constructed in the town but the rails remain under construction to this day. In addition, the A8 , managed by _frozen, was approved to be built to Spring Valley. A month later autobus22 built a short regional road between Spring Valley and the edge of Wazamawazi. This road allowed Spring Valley to expand into the hills with two new neighborhoods, Alpine Village and Alpine Heights, both of which are under construction. These two districts were part of a massive expansion project that is currently underway.
Revival of the Metro
As Spring Valley grew, the idea of a metro system began sounding like a good idea. After the failure that was the last system, city planners wanted to create a system that was less focused on complex technology and more on design and transport. The Uptown Line was the first line built, connecting the north and south sides of Midtown, followed by an express. Soon, after expansion into the Westside was complete, the Downtown Line was built from Airfield to Canalside near Downtown, becoming the city's first true full-length metro line.
How to Get Here
1. From Spawn take the A8 West to Exit 23/24 (2nd & 5th Sts)
1. From Spawn take the A8 West to the A7 2. Take the A7 to Ilirea 3. Take the Ilirea Ring Road to the A850 4. Take the A850 to the A8 West and continue to Spring Valley
1. From Spawn take the Expo Line to Ilirea 2. Take a BluRail  (u/c) or a CitiRail (u/c) train northbound to Spring Valley
1. Take the MRT Taiga Line to Wazamawazi 2. Follow the Wazamawazi - SV Regional road or take RaiLinQ (u/c) to Spring Valley
1. From Central City Heliport, take a helicopter to Heampstead, Utopia, Zaquar, or UCWTIA 2. Transfer to any flight at those airports going to SVA (check the wiki)
SVA serves the Spring Valley area and has 5 gates, 2 helipads, serving several destinations
The nearby medium-sized airport is located in Wazamawazi, reached by following the Regional Road, which offers old and new world flights
The nearest large international airport is Ilirea Midcity, reached by traveling along the A850 and A8 West. It offers a wide array of old and new world flights.
Spring Valley is split into 3 major districts, each of which have a separate style and vibe. Each district is split into several neighborhoods, most of which are still in the planning phase.
Spring Valley's Alpine District is located entirely within the Spring Alps in the northern part of the town. It is the largest district in terms of total area but is the smallest in population. It is well known for its scenery which attracts many tourists. It is also a major residential area, with certain parts being important suburbs home to many commuters who work in Midtown and Downtown. It consists of the neighborhoods of Spruce Valley, Alpine Village, Alpine Heights, Silver Falls, and Ranch Hills.
The closest of all of Alpine's neighborhoods to central Spring Valley, Spruce Valley is the smallest in both size and population, with a population of 3. Spruce Valley is very important however, as it is where the Alpine Tunnel and the Mountain Road incline, the main links from Alpine to Midtown, are located. It is well known for the tall Spruce trees it is named after. The iconic forest led the city to create the first state park: Spruce Valley State Park. The park takes up the northern half of the valley and includes a lake, a small beach, hiking trails, and campgrounds. The valley is served by the BusLinQ 701 line which runs between Midtown and Wazamawazi and is the starting point of the Spring Valley-Wazamawazi Road.
Alpine Village is the main shopping area in Alpine and it currently houses most of the district's civic services. It is located just east of Spruce Valley and just west of Alpine Heights. The neighborhood is planned to have a small residential area on the north side of the main road which will house many old and historic homes. Alpine Village is also served by the Regional Road and the 701 Bus Line at Alpine Vilage station. In the future, Alpine Village will be the northern terminus of the Spring Valley Metro's Alpine Line and may be a stop on one of the future commuter rail lines.
Alpine Heights is the third and final neighborhood located along the Regional Road and the 701 Line. It is located right up against the Wazamawazi border in a large open valley. Alpine Heights is a primarily residential area with a few services and shops near the bus station. Alpine Heights is home to many commuters who work in Spring Valley. One reason for this is that Alpine Heights will be home to the West Wazamawazi rail station which will offer nonstop service to Spring Valley and the nearby metropolis of Wazamawazi. Alpine Heights is planned to be home to the Storalia University's College of Agriculture and College of Earth Sciences.
Silver Falls is a planned neighborhood located in a large valley just south of Alpine Vilage. When built it will be the closest neighborhood to downtown Spring Valley. It will house the proposed SV-1 Freeway, named the "Central Expressway", which will connect the Alpine District to Downtown, the South Side, and eventually the A8. Unlike the other neighborhoods, Silver Falls has no mountains bordering it on the southern side. Instead there is a series of cliffs that end the mountains and give way to the dark oak forest where central Spring Valley is located. Silver Falls will be home to lower middle class apartment complexes (most of which will only be 1 to 2 stories high), small homes, and convenience stores.
Ranch Hills is the planned agricultural district of Spring Valley. It is located in the expansive valley located directly north of Spruce Valley. The Uptown Freeway is planned to go through this district on its route from Uptown to the eastern edge of the Alpine District. The valley will contain several large estates containing groves of fruit trees, wheat and vegetable fields, and the occasional stable, ranch, or farmhouse. Ranch Hills is the second least urbanized and second least populated, behind Spruce Valley, but is one of the largest in size.
Spring Valley's Central District is the town's main hub of finance, business, transportation, and education and is the most dense district of Spring Valley. It consists of the neighborhoods of Uptown, Midtown, Downtown, West Side, and South Midtown.
Uptown is the second northernmost district in Spring Valley (after Ranch Hills) and is currently under construction.
Midtown is Spring Valley's main shopping, entertainment, and government hub. Located between the planned Midtown Canal and the A8, Midtown is home to Spring Valley's town hall, the central bank, the main courthouse, several historic places and museums, the under construction Promenade, Union Station, and the southern end of the future Storalia University's Spring Valley campus.
Downtown is Spring Valley's financial district. It will be located between the future Central Expressway and the canal.
South Midtown, often considered an extension of Midtown, is the primary residential district in the central area. It has a similar colorful and diverse building style to Midtown but is primarily residential, full of apartment blocks and the occasional store.
Spring Valley's South Side is a planned district that will house sprawling suburbs, large open spaces, strip malls, and office parks. It will be mostly be low density residential with a few scattered high density developments. It is also planned to house the GreenLife Central HQ on its southern edge. It will be the closest district to the nearby city of Storalisburg. It will consist of the neighborhoods of Brentwood, Green Hills, Glendale, and Castle Heights.
Unlike many towns and cities on the MRT server, Spring Valley has two education departments running their schools. Three of Spring Valley's schools (when built) will be owned by the county under the Free Education Agreement. The remainder of the schools will be administered by the Storalian Department of Education, due to Spring Valley's inclusion in the nation. In addition, a few schools will be deemed "private" meaning they are owned by organizations and people separate from the government.