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Old 04-01-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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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.
That what I'm not sure about .In the US 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 may be under rental and services and not under industrial zones !! Where in Canada it under industrial zones and not rental and services

I have even seen some places in Toronto put hotels and restaurants in idustrial zones !!

I took drive in Toronto suburb Mississauga some time ago and was looking for restaurant or fast food place and could not find any !! I had to look it up in map program and it was more tucked away. And had I gone to some US cities this would not been case.

Most of these servicers in US are line up on strip to get people to slow down and pull in.Area in Las Vegas commercial strip.Yet for some reason Canada does not seem to be into this.











If they put alot of that stuff in industrial zones in non grid system and tucked way one will think the city has little rental and services and that not the case.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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Major ones in Atlanta I can think of would be Fulton Industrial and Marietta Blvd on the westside of town.
Fulton Industrial was the first thing that came to my head.

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To the OP you got to check out the larger logistics and distribution hubs of the US.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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If you go to page 42 of this study: www.hemson.com/downloads/GrowthOutlookForGGH%2017Jan2005a.pdf (broken link)

It says the Greater Toronto Area has the highest square industrial floor space per capita in North America, slightly edging out Atlanta, Dallas and Chicago, and almost double that of Los Angeles-Riverside. This is in big part due to trade with the United States, which has made the Toronto area a major distribution hub and manufacturing area.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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If you go to page 42 of this study: www.hemson.com/downloads/GrowthOutlookForGGH%2017Jan2005a.pdf (http://www.hemson.com/downloads/GrowthOutlookForGGH%2017Jan2005a.pdf - broken link)

It says the Greater Toronto Area has the highest square industrial floor space per capita in North America, slightly edging out Atlanta, Dallas and Chicago, and almost double that of Los Angeles-Riverside. This is in big part due to trade with the United States, which has made the Toronto area a major distribution hub and manufacturing area.
I think "per capita" is the operative word here. L.A./Riverside is still one of the largest manufacturing/distribution hubs in North America, if not the world.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:11 PM
 
Location: plano
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What annie said:

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."
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Interesting that the discussion goes on ignoring your points about Houston's massive industrial area. I suspect they dont know what to make of a huge manufacturing industrial area like this. It doesnt fit their model of industrial area means warehouse distribution of low impact manufacturing in tilt all buildings similar to those of warehouse and distribution. But to be honest, I dont know why. Some data shown in a different post had Houston's GDP/capita extremely high which has to be in part due to the petrochemical complex. Its a gem and a global scale complex, but it is unique to Tx in the US, so it gets discounted--- flyover itis?
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:41 AM
 
Location: The Lone Star State
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What annie said:

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
Hard to say that Baytown is Houston.... it's a separate city and separated from Houston by a body of water from what I remember.

Port Arthur, TX is much more industrial as a whole.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:56 AM
 
Location: plano
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Hard to say that Baytown is Houston.... it's a separate city and separated from Houston by a body of water from what I remember.

Port Arthur, TX is much more industrial as a whole.
The region is known as Houston/Baytown/Sugarland and Baytown is consider part of Houston with no large body of water separating the two. The Ship channel starts less than 5 miles from Downtown Houston and runs to Baytown to the East and down to Texas City to the Southeast where more refineries/plants are located. This is the great North American industrial zone.

Its also a great manufacturing zone unlike many warehouse laden industrial zones, the wareshouse equivalent for their products are pipelines and storage tanks for the many liquid products they process and produce. The port of Houston is part of this area as well and is the largest US port for International tonnage and the second busiest port in the US.

All these rankings are before the panama canal widening impacts which wil be significant as Asian Pacific ships can go to Houston thru the canal rather than unload in CA then haul cars etc across the US to middle US continent locations.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Akron, soon to be CLE again!
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One i can think of right off the top of my head is in the area I grew up in the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood. "Commerce Park" was set up by the city and really gave it the boost to grow into the economic heart of the east side. Since this image was taken, the whole area to the south east has been developed with new office buildings, including a nice new hq tower
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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Take a good look at Baton Rouge, LA!
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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Interesting that the discussion goes on ignoring your points about Houston's massive industrial area. I suspect they dont know what to make of a huge manufacturing industrial area like this. It doesnt fit their model of industrial area means warehouse distribution of low impact manufacturing in tilt all buildings similar to those of warehouse and distribution. But to be honest, I dont know why. Some data shown in a different post had Houston's GDP/capita extremely high which has to be in part due to the petrochemical complex. Its a gem and a global scale complex, but it is unique to Tx in the US, so it gets discounted--- flyover itis?
Are you sure those industrial area in the US or Canada are just factories and warehouses and not retail and services , bars ,restaurants and fast food ,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 , beauty salons , Jewellers , cleaners , pet store , car parts , part and transmission , supper mart ,used cars , laundry mat ,nails and hair cut ,oil filters for cars ,motors for cars ,car sales so on.
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