Over the years, carefully planned development has made Westerville a model of self-sufficiency, and businesses of virtually every size can find something that meets their needs – from our newest Westar Center of Business to our mature office parks of Eastwind and Brooksedge to our historic Uptown Business District. Each office park has its own character and amenities to attract and retain businesses. In addition, with few exceptions, the office parks are located within one of four Community Reinvestment Areas (CRAs) that provide for tax abatements for new construction or expansions.
Please contact Jason Bechtold, the Economic Development Administrator, at (614) 901-6403 for more information on the Westerville Office Parks.
Westar Center of Business
The newest addition to Westerville, the Westar Center of Business is quickly being recognized as the premier business office park in the Midwest due to its quality, location, and amenities. In mid-development, Westar is a 1,000-acre development with immediate access to I-71, multiple recreational opportunities, and a multitude of dining and shopping venues within walking distance. Those companies seeking state-of-the-art infrastructure will also be attracted to Westar. With more than $40 million in road, utility and fiber optic investment, Westar is truly a technological office center.
The centerpiece of the Westar Center of Business is Westerville’s Community Center, a 96,000 square foot facility with natatorium, work-out facilities, athletic courts, and meeting space. If you choose to locate or expand your business anywhere in the City of Westerville, the community center will be available to your full-time employees at the resident rate.
Some of the companies recently discovering the advantages of locating their regional or national headquarters to Westar include American Family Insurance, Exel, Liebert Global Services, ABB, Mac Tools, Century Insurance and inChord Communications.
North Westerville Office Park
The North Westerville Office Park was one of the first developments in Westerville to provide opportunities for the small business owner or medical practitioner to own their own space, thus controlling one of their significant expenditures. Thirty-seven buildings have been constructed to date in the 27-acre office park, with the average building size in the nature of 4,500 square feet. A bike and leisure path alongside the eastern boundary of the park connects employees with adjacent restaurant and retail opportunities, and nearby Hoff Woods Park. Only a few sites remain vacant and available. Capitalizing on the success of the North Westerville Office Park, several other small office parks have been developed in the immediate vicinity:Triad Office Park, County Line Offices and, currently in the planning stages, the Presidential Office Park – all located on County Line Road West between Cleveland Avenue and North State Street. The Westerville Community Center is a stone’s throw away.
Westerville Commerce Center
Development in the Westerville Commerce Center began in 1990 and continues yet today. The Center provides a multitude of rental or ownership possibilities for businesses in the research and development, office/warehouse, and light industrial fields. With immediate access to Maxtown Road/Polaris Parkway, Interstate 71 is a short five minute drive. Some of the companies discovering the advantages of the light industrial park are Cheryl & Company, Progressive Medical, Lakeshore Cryotronics, and Worthington Cylinders.
Eastwind and Brooksedge Office Parks
With the completion of the I-270 outerbelt in the early 70’s, the development of the Eastwind and Brooksedge office parks began and continued to develop for over a decade. Located on both sides of the South State Street retail spine, these two office parks offer manicured boulevards, mature treed sites, immediate access to I-270, and well-kept buildings - a great location to grow a business. Companies that call Eastwind and Brooksedge “home” include Alliance Data Systems, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods, DariFill, MRS Associates, Affinion Group, Bell-Haun, Chase, M E Companies.
The Uptown Business District
Uptown Westerville was the center of town when Westerville was founded in 1858, and it remains the heart of our city today. The historic character remains intact and has been enhanced by public improvements such as street trees, brick sidewalks, street furniture, decorative street lights, and flower baskets. As the seat of our local government and location of Otterbein University, Uptown Westerville offers a variety of office, retail, and housing opportunities and additional amenities that can't be found elsewhere - the Uptown Westerville Farmer's Market every Wednesday during the summer months, Fourth Fridays all year round, a front seat for all parades, and numerous holiday activities.
Find a home for your business in the second story of a historic structure, a renovated historic home, or a new-build that continues the historic tradition. In the morning, stop for coffee at the Heavenly Cup; enjoy lunch at Pasquale's Pizza and Pasta or one of our newest restaurants, Tirado's Bakery and Cafe or the Old Bag of Nails; and during your mid-afternoon break, treat yourself to a Buckeye Blitz from Graeter's or a Dilly Bar from Sonny's DQ; and the best part - you never have to get behind the wheel. And the shopping opportunities are endless - from antiques and amish furniture to zinnias and zinc. Experience our oldest business district and become part of its charm.