The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is working with multiple stakeholders in the
Rickenbacker area on a community-driven study to provide an information-based strategy to help Central
Ohio position the area as a successful international logistics hub. This study looks into the area’s multifaceted existing factors and their growth potential over the next 10 to 20 years.

The study is being conducted in coordination with Columbus 2020 and the Mid-Ohio Development Exchange, and in
conjunction with a Rickenbacker Airport Master Plan that is being conducted by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA).

The study area is bounded by SR 762/Duval Road on the south, SR 674/US 33 on the east, SR 104
on the north, and I-71 on the west.

Major components include: 

  • Infrastructure (highways, sanitary, water, broadband)
  • Economic Development (development, competitiveness, work force)
  • Energy (providers, efficiency, reliability, production)
  • Housing (work force housing analysis)
  • Placemaking (amenities, supporting uses, area identity & perception)
  • Continuance of Coordination and Implementation (MORPC, CRAA, Columbus 2020, Columbus Chamber, Pickaway Progress Partnership, local governments, businesses)

The work of the study is being distributed among the following working groups:

Economic Development


Water, Broadband & Energy


Public Meeting Boards

For additional information regarding the Rickenbacker Area Comprehensive Study, please contact Dina Lopez by e-mailing dlopez@morpc.org or calling 614.233.4149.