Im happy to say that I will be expanding the server some time after 1.8 comes out, 1-2 months after.
We will open a multi-world server that will include the old map, and a newly generated 1.8 map.
We will also be having a creative server added for donators+.
We will be copying over builds from the old map 1 per player, since the maps are going to be side by side, it should make the copying process very simple.
If everything goes good, this is what is going to happen, our main server will still be the Semi-Vanilla one!