Whitehall Announces 35-Acre Business Development
The City of Whitehall is located immediately south of Port Columbus, which is incredibly convenient for residents. City officials want to make it a lot more convenient for businesses as well.
An announcement was made today jointly by The Whitehall Development Department and the Whitehall Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) that 35 acres of the city’s new Airport South Commerce & Tech Park would be redeveloped.
“The proximity to Port Columbus, as well as superior access to the city’s major highways, makes this site a premier industrial location in central Ohio,” said Mark Taggart, owner of the Mark F. Taggart Co. “This made the site very attractive to us.”
A partnership between the Taggart Company and Fed One Dublin will be purchasing 30 acres of the redevelopment site that was formerly home to a water cooler manufacturing company that closed a decade ago. The new development will be built out in three phases, which includes a speculative 140,000 square foot Class A manufacturing and distribution warehouse, a 225,000 square foot industrial facility and a 10,000 square foot medical office and/or retail building.
The remaining five acres will be purchased by Byers Auto, which will be used to expand their dealership.
“The Byers family is proud to be a part of the revitalization of Whitehall,” said Blaine Byers. “This development will allow our dealership to expand and grow. The new facility will be one we can all be proud of and will represent our fantastic community properly.”
The City of Whitehall is planning to approve a TIF incentive to help offset the costs of infrastructure and site work on the project. That TIF is expected to generate $1.2 million in 25 years, while the City of Whitehall expects to collect $875,000 in new income taxes from phase one of the project during the first 10 years.
“The City and the Whitehall CIC understand the critical role public-private partnerships play in redevelopment projects,” said Whitehall Development Zach Woodruff. “We are committed to helping make the Airport South Commerce & Tech Park the premier location for investment in central Ohio.”
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