With the location of structures set, the next step was putting in a parking lot for the industries. I wanted the parking lot to be old and in somewhat disrepair as you would typically find near a railroad right of way. I first marked off the boundaries of the lot and used Woodland Scenics "Smooth It" plaster to fashion a lot.
Once the plaster was dried I painted it a light gray and added gravel around the edges and on the lot itself. The gravel on the lot was to represent where pot holes has been filled in. A 6' chain link fence from Gold Metals Products completed the project. I did not have quite enough chain link fencing on hand, so I filled in the last bit with wood fencing. The wood fencing adds to the ad-hoc look of the scene.