Public Meeting Scheduled for Rickenbacker Area Comprehensive Study

March 14, 2018
Draft recommendations on housing and infrastructure improvements

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is hosting a public meeting on the Rickenbacker Area Comprehensive Study on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Obetz Government Center, 4175 Alum Creek Drive, Obetz. Attendees will learn about the study findings and emerging recommendations centered around five themes:  Quality of life; business attraction and retention; freight routing and access; workforce access and mobility; and technology innovation.  The study is expected to be completed in summer 2018.

“The Rickenbacker area is a significant economic engine in the Central Ohio Region. The Rickenbacker Area Study seeks to identify infrastructure improvements needed to enable the area’s continued success as a global air cargo hub, and where residents, businesses and workers can benefit from strategic infrastructure investments in the area.”
MORPC Director of Transportation Systems and Funding Thea Walsh

The study seeks to leverage the Rickenbacker area for continued success as a North American global freight hub. The study will result in recommendations centered on the themes of business attraction and retention, freight routing and access, integration of innovative technologies, workforce mobility and access, and quality of life. The study area encompasses State Route 762/Duval Road on the south, State Route 764/U.S. 33 on the east, State Route 104 on the north and Interstate 71 on the west.

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) is conducting a complementary effort, the Rickenbacker International Master Plan Update.  Rickenbacker International Airport is cultivating new ideas to address the future logistics needs and cargo demands of the region and the world. Progress on this Plan will also be available at the meeting.

For more information on the Rickenbacker Area Comprehensive Study, visit here and for the CRAA’s Rickenbacker International Master Plan visit

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