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<<For example, the satellite image you posted showed all those big distribution centers are already on the edge of the metro area, several miles outside of downtown Indianapolis. Scroll one exit west on I-70, and you can see "Love's Travel Shop" - a gas station that currently has about a hundred semi parking spaces, with space to put another 60-80 on that site - and an empty parcel nearly double the size right across the street. It's barely ten minutes down the highway from the industrial park.

And if that's not workable, there's plenty of vacant land at that exit. You might not even have to go that ten minutes. Honestly, that industrial park is itself immediately adjacent to the freeway interchange - pretty easy for AV trucks to get on and off the highway without ever traversing any streets other than industrial ones. To say nothing of the large agricultural areas south of I-70 on Route 267 - you could pick up 20 acres there, and just have drivers shuttle the semis north and south on 267 all day.


Why is it that businesspeople figure these things out every day but so many of the "creative class" can't imagine it happening at all?

Seattle Pioneer
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