It was a poor place for businesses, planners thought.
The slopes of farmland in northern Berks County would be difficult to build on.
Nearby roads were heavily traveled, but didn’t provide a good way in.
The infrastructure improvements necessary to fix those problems would be expensive, and zoning laws would complicate the process.
That was how the Berks County Planning Commission and a national site selection firm viewed 150 acres of fields near Route 61 in Tilden Township a little over a decade ago.