Greg at Central La. Politics did a short story on the Stockyard “Mall”
Looking at it from a broader prospective, all of a sudden I see part of the
problem to several things. (Click on map to make it bigger.)
Forget about a half circle. You really have just 1/3 of one.
Access to the entire area is maintained by only two major roads.
One access from the North.
One from the West.
The land between the population area is barren and is blocked b y the Interstate.
We do not even count the road to Marksville. (That is only an exit.)
Any corporation planner will see that traffic access to the area is minimal at best.
Would you place a store in this area that even required a medium flow of traffic?
The river is a wall.
The interstate is a wall.
Access is severely limited.
Population is small.
Add it up and what do you get?
This may be part of the problem with the old town section of Alexandria also if you look at it from a wall prospective.
(Going back to the argument: Do you run an interstate through or around a town?)