Babbit Road Corridor

General Site & Real Estate Information
Site Name & Address  
Business Park Name: New Albany International Business Park
Site / Area Name: Babbitt Road Corridor
Street Address (or Latitude/Longitude): 40.063753/ -82.775781
City: New Albany
County: Franklin
State: OH
Postal Code: 43054


General Site Information  
Available Acres: 30 to 310 Ac.
Asking Price Per Acre: Varies; contact developer.
General Site Configuration/Shape: Rectangular; The New Albany Company owns the site as well as surrounding expansion ground. The site can be sized to fit the needs of the end user.
Topography of the Site: The site is generally flat with a minimal slope. A uniform level site would be achieved by performing typical grading activities on-site of cut and fill.
Additional Acreage Available: As the master developer for the business park, The New Albany Company has the ability to increase the size of the site to fit the customer’s end use.
Current Use of the Site: Former Golf Course; Open Space
Existing Structures and Status: Open Space.


Site Ownership and Current Conditions  
Current Property Owners: The New Albany Company (NACO) owns the proposed site as well as the expansion ground surrounding the site. NACO was founded by New Albany residents, Les and Abigail Wexner, in the 1980s. Mr. Wexner is the founder, chairman and CEO of L Brands, the parent company to Bath & Body Works, Victoria’s Secret and other national retail operations. NACO’s master planned community encompasses over 10,000 acres, of which over 3,500 acres make up the New Albany International Business Park.
Title for Site Readily Transferable: Yes
Owner Contact: Dick Roggenkamp
Director of Real Estate
The New Albany Company
8000 Walton Parkway, Suite 120
New Albany, OH 43054


Zoning & Encumbrances  
Current Zoning: L-OCD (Limited Office Campus District)
Height Limit: 65 feet
Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions at or near the site.   The property is a part of a 10,000 acre master-planned development specifically designed for production, manufacturing and distribution facilities. The Business Park is divided into several economic clusters to maximize the utility of each site and to encourage business growth and development: research & technology, medical, corporate office and manufacturing.
Surrounding Land Uses: Undeveloped, Rural Residential
Future Land Use Plans for Site: Office and Mixed Use Development
CC&Rs in Place for the Site: Property will be subject to the Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions and Easements of the New Albany Business Park East (CCR’s). The CCR’s provide for certain design review procedures and landscaping and fencing requirements along public road frontages within the Business Park. A copy of the CCR’s will be provided upon request.
Rights Not Held by Property Owner (i.e. mineral rights, water rights etc.): The property owner holds all rights to the property.


Site Access  
Road Access to the Site: The primary access to the site is Dublin Granville Road to the north and Morse Road to the south. The Beech Road/State Route 161 Interchange is 1.5 miles from the site. The City has engineering plans completed for an upgrade to Dublin-Granville Road and additional road infrastructure but has not started construction to allow for the road to move in order to accommodate the end user.
Construction Access to the Site: Yes
Nearest 4-lane or Interstate Highway: State Route 161 Expressway – 1.5 Miles

I-270 – 8.5 Miles

I-70 – 13.6 Miles

Nearest Commercial Airport: John Glenn Columbus International – 8.5 Miles

Rickenbacker International – 19 Miles

Newark/Heath Port Authority – 15.5 Miles

Access to Rail: 4 miles
Access to Cargo Service: Rickenbacker International: 19 Miles


Emergency Preparedness  
Distance to Hospital: Mt. Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital – 1.5 miles

Mt. Carmel East – 9 miles

Distance to Fire Station: Plain Township Fire – 2.0 Miles

Johnstown Monroe Medic – 1.5 Miles

West Licking Medic – 7.5 Miles

Distance to Police Station: New Albany Police Department – 1 Mile
Service currently available at the site: Service is currently available at the site.
Name of current or potential service providers: American Electric Power
Distance to nearest distribution line(s): 1.5 Miles
Is electric service redundant: Dual Feed – Fully Redundant
Distance to nearest transmission line(s): At the site
Voltage of nearest transmission line(s): An AEP 138 kV transmission line with two circuits is located to the east of the site. Jug Street Station is located 1 miles north of the site and is served by both 138kV and 345kV lines. The Corridor station and Kirk stations are located 6 miles north and 12 miles east of the Jug Street station, respectively.
Substation(s) serving property and distance: Jug Street Station (.5 miles) – Currently has 1 – 50 MVA transformer with approximately 20 MVA of load. Jug Street Station was built with the capacity to have a total of 4-50 MVA transformers.


Corridor Station (5 miles) – Currently has 1-50 MVA transformer with approximately 37 MVA of load. AEP has the capability of adding 2-50 MVA transformers.


Blendon Station (8 miles) – Currently has 2 – 50 MVA transformers with approximately 52 MVA of load.

Available electric capacity at the property (MW): 2,000MW Available at the Site
Future planned capacity/infrastructure expansions: American Electric Power is currently constructing Project Vassell which will create an additional 765 kV transmission tie to the 345 kV – 138 kV networks.
Availability of customer choice: Ohio is a competitive state for electric generation.   Customers have the opportunity to shop their energy (generation) requirements with a number of Competitive Retail Electric Suppliers (CRES).


Natural Gas  
Service currently available at the site: Service is approximately 4,800 feet from the site.
Name of current or potential service providers: Columbia Gas of Ohio

The Energy Cooperative

Size & Pressure of nearest line: Service available from either:


Columbia Gas lines from the northwest (4″ line / 500 MCF/day / 10-55 PSI).


Energy Cooperative lines from the southeast (4” line / 10 MCF/day / 40-6- PSI).

Future planned capacity/infrastructure expansions: Columbia gas has the ability to expand service/capacity to meet user’s needs.


Name of water provider: City of New Albany via City of Columbus
Description of the water service (size of the lines, distance to the property and total capacity): Water service will be provided to the site from two sources:


1. An existing 20″ water main located in the vicinity of Smiths Mill Road/Beech Road.   This water main extension will consist of approximately 4,200′ of 20″ and 16” water main to reach the northern property line of the proposed site. This water main will be extended along the Beech Road roadway corridor.


2. An extension of the water service from an existing 36″ transmission main located on Morse Road. This water main (service line) will service the project site in conjunction with a planned water booster station and water main extension project. This improvement will provide a redundant service to the site and consist of approximately 13,000′ of 24″ water main.

Excess capacity of the line serving the property: Water service is provided by way of an existing booster station located in the City of New Albany. This booster station is supplied from a regional booster station and storage depot that is operated by the City of Columbus which has 10.0 MGD of storage and a total pumping capacity of 49.0 MGD (34,000 gpm). Additionally, an existing 2MG elevated water storage tank is located within 1.5 miles of the subject site, which further supports the operation of this pressure district.


Water Treatment Plant
Name of water treatment plant serving the property: Hap Cremean Water Plant (HCWP)
Owner/Operator of water treatment plant City of Columbus
Distance to the property: 9.2 miles
Total permitted capacity (mgd): 125
Average utilization (mgd): 77
Peak utilization (mgd): 94
Excess capacity (mgd): 31
Known encumbrances / requests for additional capacity to the water system capacity? None
Planned upgrades to the water system, including the schedule and the source of funding source for the project. Currently undergoing a $70M upgrade to install ozone and biologically active filtration.

In the next 5 years upgrades for the following will occur: Standby Power, UV Disinfection and conversion from chlorine to bleach.


Name of wastewater provider The City of New Albany will be the owner and service provider of the wastewater service for the planned site.
Size of nearest line(s) / Distance to Site The wastewater service needs will be facilitated via the existing 24″ sanitary sewer located in the vicinity of Smiths Mill Road (24″ @ 0.50% = 16 cfs capacity).  This sewer is approximately 1,800’ from the northern property line of the proposed site.
Type of line serving the property (gravity or force main) Gravity Sewer
If force main, excess capacity of nearest pump station serving the property (mgd) N/A
Total capacity of the line(s) serving the property (mgd) Wastewater service is currently provided to the service area continuing the proposed site via an existing 24″ sanitary sewer with the full pipe conveyance capacity of 16.0 cfs (7180 gpm). Approximately 5.3 cfs (2380 gpm) is currently being utilized by the existing development within the tributary area.
Excess capacity of the line(s) serving the property (mgd) The City of New Albany is currently working with the City of Columbus on expanding the service capacities to this tributary area through the extension of a 72″ sanitary interceptor trunk sewer (Blacklick Creek Sanitary Interceptor Sewer) which will be extend to the vicinity of Morse Road (and Reynoldsburg New Albany Road). This outfall will service approximately 9500 acres with a conveyance capacity of 147 cfs (66000 gpm). Once this outfall sewer is completed, the City of New Albany will continue to extend subtrunk sewers within the tributary area which services the proposed site to reinforce and redirect flow to this new sewer. The City of Columbus has initiated construction of this $95M sewer extension project, and anticipates a completion date of spring, 2020. The location of the planned 72″ BCSIS outfall would be directly west of the site, along Morse Road, approximately 2.8 miles west of the site.
Future planned capacity/infrastructure expansions: A second phase of sanitary sewer construction will provide gravity service to the region and will include the extension of approximately 24,000′ of 48″ pipe.


Name of telecommunication provider(s) WOW! (via New Albany Net); AT&T; Verizon
Description of telecommunications infrastructure: The 96 strand fiber network is built for high speed data communications and to reach customers economically throughout the New Albany Business Park. The planned fiber extension will run south on Babbitt Road and Beech Road next to the subject property. Additional redundancy/path options are available.
Services available: Point to Point and multi-point Ethernet (10Mb-1Gb and 10Gb),Wavelength Services (2.5Gb and 10Gb), Dedicated Internet, MPLS, Managed Services, Voice SIP Trunking, TDM Services (DS1 through OC192)
Fiber available at the property? If yes, aerial or underground: Fiber will be extended to the site at no cost to the user. All of the infrastructure in New Albany is underground. Diverse options are available as well.
Dark fiber available at the property: Yes
Environmental Studies  
Phase I Environmental Report: Completed with no further action required.
Wetlands Delineation: Pending; Jurisdictional delineation complete. 401/404 permits have been submitted and are pending before Ohio EQP and USACE. All isolated wetlands will be filled. Approx. 47 acres of wooded category 3 wetlands will be preserved in conservation easements within the site.
Endangered Species: Completed; Potential protected bat habitat have been surveyed and clearing permits issued. Tree clearing limited to period from 10/1 to 3/31 of each year. Site has been mostly cleared.
Archeological/Historical: Completed; no further action.
Geotechnical Assessment: Geotechnical information available for portions of the site. User will need to perform development-specific geotechnical studies.
Hazards on site: None
Real Property Tax Rate (per Assessed Valuation): 94.488013
Personal Property Tax Rate: No Personal Property Tax in Ohio
Income Tax Rate: 2%
Sales Tax Rate: 7.5%