Wilmington Air Park

Wilmington Air Park

The Wilmington Air Park compasses over 1,900 acres with a fully functioning airport, as well as three million square feet of office, warehouse and hanger space. Both runways, (9,000’ and 10,701’) at the Wilmington Air Park have a CAT III instrument landing system which can accommodate full instrument approach for some of the largest aircraft made today. The Wilmington Air Park is home to airlines, maintenance and repair operations, as well as aerospace development.

This tremendous facility provides unparalled flexibility in landing schedules, plentiful aprons, on-site aircraft maintenance, a Foreign Trade Zone Designation and a variety of economic incentive programs.

 

Contact the Wilmington Air Park

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Kevin Carver Beth Huber David Lotterer

Executive Director
Clinton County Port Authority
kcarver@ccportauthority.com
937-536-1783

Associate Director
Clinton County Port Authority
bhuber@ccportauthority.com
937-536-1776
Commercial Realtor
Jones Lang LaSalle
David.lotterer@am.jll.com
513-252-2166

 

History

The Wilmington Air Park has a rich history. Established in 1929 as a local airport, the first landing strip was approved by the Civil Works Administration in 1933. From 1940 to the early 1970’s the airport was home to The Army Air Corps and the US Air Force. After decommissioning in 1972, the Wilmington Industrial Air Park was established by the Community Improvement Corporation. In 1980 Airborne Express became the primary tenant at the Wilmington Industrial Air Park. DHL acquired Airborne in 2003, and at its height the Wilmington Air Park employed over 10,000 individuals from the nearby community.

In 2010, the Clinton County Port Authority was deeded ownership of the Wilmington Air Park and began to redevelop it for multi-tenant opportunities.

 

Facilities

Encompassing over 40 structures including warehouses, hangars and specialized airport operations facilities, the Wilmington Air Park can accommodate businesses of virtually any size.  The network of buildings can operate together or independently. In addition, these facilities easily can be adapted to manufacturing. Land also is available for build-to-suit opportunities.

Services at the Wilmington Air Park include ground support, two fire rescue stations, two aircraft fueling centers and remote parking support.

 

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Location

The Wilmington Air Park has easy access to the interstate highway system making it an ideal location for aerospace, logistics, transportation and manufacturing companies. The Wilmington Air Park is located 10 miles east of Interstate 71 at Ohio Route 73, in Wilmington, Ohio.  Interstate 71 is a major north-south link between the Great Lakes and the Southeast. The Wilmington Air Park is ideally positioned within a 90-minute air market of 55% of the national population and within 600 miles of 70% of U.S. manufacturers.

The Wilmington Air Park is midway between Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio. The location provides access to three international airports. In addition, the Wilmington Air Park is just 20 miles from Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

 

Current and Potential Tenants

The Wilmington Air Park is currently home to ABX Air, AMES, LGSTX and Cargill, as well as other tenants. Assets include a fully functional commercial airport, hanger space, and over three million square feet of warehouse space, making it ideally suited for industries including: Unmanned Aerial Systems, Aerospace Manufacturing, Maintenance Repair Operations, Logistics and Transportation.

 

Redevelopment Study

In 2011, Jones Lang LaSalle was hired to conduct a thorough study on the redevelopment of the Wilmington Air Park. The overarching goals of the plan were to 1) identify potential economic development opportunities at the property and 2) provide a series of recommended actions that will enable the CCPA to capitalize on the economic development opportunities. The project was funded by the Ohio Department of Development and the US Economic Development Agency.

 

Representation

The CCPA has retained Jones Lang LaSalle’s commercial real estate division to market and promote the Wilmington Air Park, as well as lease available office and warehouse space.