Rickenbacker Area Study

Located in the southern portion of the Columbus metropolitan area, the Rickenbacker area is a significant economic engine for the Central Ohio region. Home to one of the world’s only cargo-dedicated international airports and a rail yard intermodal facility, Rickenbacker is a logistics hub ripe with opportunity for further development. The 2018 Rickenbacker Study is a community-driven study that provides recommendations to position the area as a complete community, as well as a successful international logistics hub. 

Study Findings

This study looks into the area’s multifaceted existing factors and their growth potential over the next 10 to 20 years. The findings are presented in an interactive, story map format.

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.

The study’s findings and recommendations are documented in five themes:

  • Business Attraction & Retention
  • Workforce Mobility & Safety
  • Freight Routing & Access
  • Resiliency & Technology Innovation
  • Quality of Life

GREAT Survey

In November 2017, an on-board survey of the Groveport Rickenbacker Employee Access Transit (GREAT) shuttle service was conducted to learn more about the challenges facing everyday users of COTA and GREAT shuttle services. View the survey findings.

Study Funding Partners

This study was informed through four working groups, composed of technical staff as assigned by the study’s funding partners. This study was funded by:

  • City of Columbus
  • Franklin County
  • Columbus Regional Airport Authority
  • City of Canal Winchester
  • City of Grove City
  • City of Groverport
  • Village of Obetz
  • Central Ohio Transit Authority
  • Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Affordable Housing Trust
  • Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • Pickaway County
  • Village of Ashville
  • Madison Township
  • Village of Lockbourne

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