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Major Sinkhole Develops on route 184

In Lapara, Weekend update on August 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Today it was discovered a massive sinkhole appeared on the scenic bypass of Route 1. The road is now closed and the Astarte Expressway is not reachable. Roads have been closed from the bridge of FM184 at the gas station, to the western portion of Route 1, and the expressway in the Astarte Tunnel.


In all seriousness, it likely has something to do with an illegal land spliter one sim over. Linden Lab rules clearly state that one may not buy land to immediately land-cut for the purpose of reselling for a profit. However, this is what occurs in all surrounding parcels, and is an un-enforced rule. A portion of the Astarte Tunnels description has been preserved, as a land-cutter originally messed with the parcels in Astarte when this went to auction, and started immediately abandoning strips of land for their whacked-out parcel cutting sizes.
You’d think the business geniuses would offer to sell adjoining land to the major landholder instead of cutting parcels poorly and abandoning strips of it at random.

Policy Prohibiting Land-Cutting

In general residents are welcome to subdivide larger parcels of land that they occupy into smaller parcels. Subdivision is considered “land cutting” when a resident extensively subdivides land into smaller parcels for the purpose of further “renting” or “selling” those parcels — and it is not allowed. Other prohibited land cutting includes subdividing land in a manner that decreases the ability of other residents to enjoy their land, collaborate and/or exercise land-management controls, or in a way that constitutes harassment of another resident.


The weekend update

In Lapara, Weekend update on May 6, 2018 at 5:18 pm

With spring, there are a lot of projects in town.
There is some urban renewal going on at the park.

Some new original mesh buildings are being worked on. They are based on real buildings, both of which house banks today:

Two new static low-prim buses will circulate through town:

Spring has Sprung:

Better textured water has been added (and can be easily deleted for prims):

And, not from us, but a hang-glider was seen going through town today(as I write this post in fact), a truck and another motorcyclist:


The updated gas station has it’s own post.

Restored lights

In Lapara, Weekend update on April 1, 2018 at 2:34 pm

Vintage lights gets restored, and now adorns Lapara’s Historic Train Depot!!


Snow, snow, and more snow

In Beauty, Lapara, Weekend update on April 1, 2018 at 1:40 pm

While some parts of second life suffers an abrupt return to spring in mid-January, and you are looking out the window at the blizzards of March, or April snow-showers, Olde Lapara Towne has you covered.
The snow has been accumulating at record levels!

This could be the last week before the snow actually melts this season. Come check it out!

Also, take a snowy drive on the new Route 1 bypass, Astarte Route 11.


Weekend update: Furnished welcome center

In Lapara, Weekend update on September 1, 2017 at 3:10 pm

The welcome center, which should be the landing point through the parks section of the destination guide, has finally been furnished.  There wasn’t an inspiration for putting a shack at the end of the structure.


It received the gold star of approval.

The High-Line park through my eyes:

Lapara updates 8/25

In Uncategorized, Weekend update on August 25, 2017 at 4:55 pm
  1.  Added a bus layover area, bus stop, and painted a line in the street to separate the running lanes.


2. Since the High-Line Park has become permanent and not seasonal, the Lapara State Building sign has been moved to Railroad Avenue from Lapara Blvd. for better visibility.


3) I noticed that on some graphics cards or settings my concrete pavement clashed with, and didn’t look proper with the other concrete blocks I was using.  Therefore, I redid the frontage roads and tunnel entrance on the yet to be named highway (possibly just an extension of Viaduct Blvd.)