The Sheriff’s Department has been patrolling Route 10 since new businesses have come in.
As a new community of businesses and homes are building near the Chapala Rez Spot on Route 10 (link), Waterbank residents are caught in the middle of two ideas of development. On one side is the Applewood City Council, a large scale mixed city development that has postmodern cyberpunk overtones, and on the other is the newer collection of bistros, roadside businesses, and homes that are still deciding on a name.
“We haven’t picked a name,” one community member told us, “but we are different. We believe in GTFO, business, and homesteading. Applewood isn’t even finished yet, and who knows what is going on there.”
The critique that Applewood is incomplete is a real one. Despite millions invested in land, buildings, and high tech roads, the city is empty, with entire lots in need of adjustment. An airport meant for spaceships and VTOL craft has no traffic.
“Until we took over the land,” a Waterbank resident told us, “there was a haunted house on fire here. It was burning for three weeks right next to Applewood. We’d like to see them become a real city, and maybe even put in a fire hose.”
Meanwhile the community is growing and people are buying land for low prices along the coveted Route 10. “It’s close to the water, along Route 10, and there are good people there,” Grace Development told us. “It’s a good buy.”