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Central Ohio Aerospace & Technology Center

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Licking County2 min read
COATC aerial photo

The Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center, which has been deemed among Ohio’s top sites, is located in a flat, mature, community-owned industrial park with multiple access points and within a 35-minute drive to Columbus International Airport. The Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority and Columbus 2020 collaborated to inventory the site’s compelling features that make it ideal for aviation and aerospace manufacturing space.

  • is in close proximity to I-70 and OH-16.
  • is rail served.
  • has robust water and sewer.

Overview of Site

Site Address: James Parkway

City: Heath

County: Licking

Ownership: Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority

Min Size: 10 acres

Max Size: 33 acres

Total Size: 36 acres

Price Per Acre: $66,000/acre

Zoning: Industrial, Vacant land

Distance to four-lane highway or interstate: 4.44 miles to I-70 and OH-16

Rail Service: Yes

Utility Service

Utility capacities are subject to change over time. Please contact the site representative for the most recent information.

Electric to Park Boundaries

Excess Electric Capacity: 3 MW

Distance to Substation: 6 miles

Type of Feed: Single Feed - Single Substation

Natural Gas to Park Boundaries

Excess Gas Capacity: 9,000 MCF/month (distribution) and 90,000 MCF/month (transmission)

Available Pressure: 60 PSI (distribution) and 250 PSI (transmission)

Water to Park Boundaries

Excess Water Capacity: 3.2 MGD

Total Capacity of System: 4.2 MGD

Sewer to Park Boundaries

Excess Sewer Capacity: 1.24 MGD

Total Capacity of System: 2.24 MGD

Fiber/Telecom Service to Park Boundaries

Fiber/Telecom Service to Park Boundaries: Yes

Rail to Park Boundaries

Rail to Park Boundaries: Yes

Connection to Class I providers: Yes (Norfolk Southern, CSX)

Distance to nearest rail storage yard: 5.23 miles

Due Diligence Studies and Reports

Phase I Environmental Report: Yes

Geotechnical Study: Yes

Wetlands Delineation: Yes

Army Corps of Engineers Jurisdictional Determination: Yes

Phase I Cultural Resources Study: Yes

State Historic Preservation Office Concurrence: Yes

Endangered Species Analysis: Yes

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Concurrence: Yes

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Video Transcript
Hi everybody, I’m Jungle Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. I’m really excited to tell you about a wonderful investment opportunity right here in Ohio.
This is the Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center, a site that has been pre-vetted to guarantee speed, cost, and risk benefits for locating businesses. Conveniently located within five miles of both I-70 and State Route 16, this SiteOhio Authenticated property is in close proximity to Columbus International Airport, has access to a large regional population and labor force, and has a Class II rail line along its western border. With multiple access points, the site boasts 33 construction ready acres.
COATC has all major utilities to the park boundaries with verified excess capacities, including an electric line, a natural gas line, a water line, and a sanitary sewer line. The site also offers fiber capabilities.
All due diligence studies have been completed on this property, and authorizing state and federal entities have reviewed and provided concurrence with the findings. This effort minimizes unknowns to alleviate business expenses, and offers a streamlined opportunity for development.
The property has also been evaluated for compatible surrounding uses, and is located in a mature industrial park with 20 existing tenants. To experience more Site Ohio Authenticated sites, please visit
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