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Old 03-17-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Weehawken
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You've never landed into Newark airport, have you?
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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wow after looking at all the replies here Toronto still seems to have more than most other cities in the US.

I also wonder if part may be do to the fact Canada putting car wash ,used cars ,car parts ,discont stores , U-hall ,cash shop ,storage ,auto body ,bicycle service ,computer store ,Beauty shop ,car sales ,tire sales ,rent a car ,windows ,Jewellers , cleaners ,car parts , part and transmission , oil filters for cars ,motors for cars ,furniture and mattress ,rental and services so on in these industrial zones !!! Where in the US it is mostly factories and warehouses.

Also what is strange in Canada more so Toronto these industrial zones are more tucked away in non grid system. Where in the US they are more along a straight road like in florida.

May be do to high robbery and burglary in florida.
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You've never landed into Newark airport, have you?
Yes looking at some of the replies some the the cities have big industrial zones .

But I'm still not sure of them putting non factories and warehouses in those industrial zones like in Canada like listed above being commercial retail and services .Why because if they do that the industrial zones will get really big.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: The City
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I would think LA and Chicago have the largest and most concentrated that I have seen in the US

There are also many fairly large facilities outside of cities; though not really on a grid.

There is a ton of distribution centers a little west of Harrisburg PA where I80 and I76 intersect; imagine there would be many similar accross the country.

Also I am guessing but would imagine DFW has some large logistics and distribution centers
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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I would think LA and Chicago have the largest and most concentrated that I have seen in the US

There are also many fairly large facilities outside of cities; though not really on a grid.

There is a ton of distribution centers a little west of Harrisburg PA where I80 and I76 intersect; imagine there would be many similar accross the country.

Also I am guessing but would imagine DFW has some large logistics and distribution centers
So does Kansas City, Columbus, Indianapolis, Detroit, Atlanta, Tulsa/OKC, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and other large cities.

Not to mention smaller cities inbetween large cities such as Tomah, WI; areas west of Harrisburg, PA like you mentioned; Toledo; Fort Wayne, IN; etc. etc. etc.

There are so many LARGE distribution centers in this country and seemingly every U.S. city is a key logistical distribution center according to some company!
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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I also wonder if part may be do to the fact Canada putting car wash ,used cars ,car parts ,discont stores , U-hall ,cash shop ,storage ,auto body ,bicycle service ,computer store ,Beauty shop ,car sales ,tire sales ,rent a car ,windows ,Jewellers , cleaners ,car parts , part and transmission , oil filters for cars ,motors for cars ,furniture and mattress ,rental and services so on in these industrial zones !!! Where in the US it is mostly factories and warehouses.

Also what is strange in Canada more so Toronto these industrial zones are more tucked away in non grid system. Where in the US they are more along a straight road like in florida.

May be do to high robbery and burglary in florida.
Seeing how 90% of the stuff you listed is car-related I don't see what's so special in putting those places in industrial areas. Those places ARE warehouses with sometimes a small retail area up front. Canadians don't just drive up to those Mississauga areas like they're going to the mall, you know.

As for grid vs. non-grid, you have to understand that those light industrial areas in Missisauga and elsewhere were built very recently (past 15 years or so) compared to most lakeside/riverside medium/heavy industry areas that you'll find throughout the US. City planning practices have evolved throughout the years and now it's much more common to dedicate high-capacity roads for transit and tuck away those industrial areas. Pretty sure it has nothing to do with robbery/burglary rates, but if you really wanted to go on this way you would surely argue that making those places tougher to reach is more likely to decrease crime than the other way around.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Center City
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I have never ever seen any big industrial zones like this in the US that they have in the Toronto suburbs like this.
What annie said:
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Southeast Houston and the shipping channel.
From the eastern edge of central Houston along the ship channel and across South Bay two Baytown covers slightly more that 20 miles of uninterrupted industrial activity: Baytown, TX - Google Maps

"Houston is one of the world’s largest manufacturing centers for petrochemicals, and the $15 billion petrochemical complex at the Houston Ship Channel is the largest in the country."
Economy of Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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Seeing how 90% of the stuff you listed is car-related I don't see what's so special in putting those places in industrial areas. Those places ARE warehouses with sometimes a small retail area up front. Canadians don't just drive up to those Mississauga areas like they're going to the mall, you know.
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Can you elaborate on this ?
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:30 AM
 
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Can you elaborate on this ?
You said those areas aren't just "industrial", they are retail areas. But most of the retail shops you'll find there (car parts, tire sales, etc.) are places that need a sizable inventory to be effective, so they will usually run out of a warehouse anyway, in Canada or in the US. Nobody in Canada considers those places "retail areas" even though you can technically go there and buy something.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:18 PM
 
Location: plano
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Houston ship channel is the most impressive large area of industrial zone around that I know. DFW mid cities warehouse/industrial areas are huge as well on the same scale as Toronto. Where are you from? I know many states and cities decided to go service industries only and ran industrial and manufacturing jobs to Texas but this image in Toronto looks like many in Tx
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:57 AM
 
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I would think LA and Chicago have the largest and most concentrated that I have seen in the US

There are also many fairly large facilities outside of cities; though not really on a grid.

There is a ton of distribution centers a little west of Harrisburg PA where I80 and I76 intersect; imagine there would be many similar accross the country.

Also I am guessing but would imagine DFW has some large logistics and distribution centers
Here are some around LA (from a higher zoom):

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