|Otto J Wilson Garage (1911) for sale|
|Otto J. Wilson garage, May 1952. Image courtesy of John Wilson|
|The interior I think uses this Howe Truss system|
|Fryman Building site on Cross and 13th|
|Three small cottages were demolished for it|
Here's the old ice cream factory, and we should take a moment to appreciate when light industry was not banished to car-dependent suburban office parks or industrial wastelands hemmed in by rail and highway, places to which you can't walk or bike or even bus, and instead was sited so workers and customers could easily reach it.
|The old ice cream factory, also for sale|
This is a little awkward to append here, but it is also relevant, as it is exactly about banishing light industry and the like to the edges of the city.
This is a link to an Oregon Business story about the Mill Creek industrial park. But here are some of the problems:Did you know Salem has the largest state-certified industrial land on I-5 between Sacramento and Seattle? http://t.co/AsWy7beB7z— Salem Planning (@Salem_Planning) July 17, 2015
“There are a lot of reasons why large distribution hubs for Winco, Walmart and Home Depot have located between Woodburn down through Lebanon.”Workforce access by 45 minutes is all car- and carbon-dependent, and that water supply? That's our tapwater, our drinking water, and if it "expands" it could be at the cost of residential drinking water as we face greater and greater drought. We are not thinking very strategically or in an integrated way about all this.
Arthur says he’s “doing investigations” for three parties, one in distribution, the other two in food processing. Assets include more than land.
“One reason food processors are interested is that we have an abundant quantity of water,” Arthur says. “Mill Creek can supply more than 1 million gallons per day, and that can expand.”
SEDCOR’s Freeman notes also that Mill Creek tenants can tap a workforce of more than a million people within a 45-minute radius.
“One of the most important things we run into with companies is workforce,” Freeman says.