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Date : 10/01/2023

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Time : 10:15 (pm)

Date : 10/01/2023

Day : Sunday

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Economic Development

 Mega Site 

• 1018 Acres, 40 miles east of Cincinnati –(Minimum split 100 acres)

• Access via State Route 32, limited access 4 lane that feeds I-275, I-71, I-75

• Multiple access points to site as it is bordered by three separate roads

• Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) 45 miles from site

• Site Elevation 950 & zoned industrial • Site in attainment, all categories, OEPA

• Rail siding feasible-Norfolk Southern line operated by CCET/Homestead Rail

• Proximate to Approved Solar Farms

• All utilities to site o Duke Energy Gas & Electric o Village of Mt. Orab Utilities for Water & Sewer

•  Fiber Providers Frontier, Spectrum, Horizon

• Regional Workforce 1.1 million o Southern State Community College & the University of Cincinnati East Campus customized workforce training possible.

• All Local, Regional, & State incentive programs apply to this site including: o Foreign Trade Zone

• Southwest Ohio Regional Development Authority variety of assistance types.


   DJI 0071                    DJI 0113

Mt. Orab Megasite Sales Sheet (1) Page 2           EXISITNGutilities



Industrial Site 416 

Drone Video of Tract 416

  • 111 Acres in Cincinnati MSA-Brown County
    • o (minimum split is 25 acres)
  • State Route 32, the limited access 4 lane highway that feeds I-275, I-71, and I-75 is .5 miles from site
  • All utilities to site:
    • o Electric and Gas-Duke Energy
    • o Water and Sewer-Village of Mt. Orab
    • o Fiber – Spectrum, Horizon, Frontier
  • Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) 45 miles from site.
  • Environmental Studies cite no impediments to development.
  • Rail siding possible Norfolk Southern rail forms the northern border of the site
  • Zoned for heavy industry-no zoning changes or hearings required
  • Brown County in its entirety is considered In-Attainment by Ohio EPA for Air Quality
  • Population within a 40-mile radius of the site is just under 1.8M
  • Local, Regional and State Economic Development Incentive programs apply to this site.
  • Mt. Orab Port Authority is able to offer many forms of assistance to multiple project types.
  • Enterprise Zone 183C, Foreign Trade Zone #46, Opportunity Zone
  • Site Elevation -944-946
  • Historical use-agriculture
  • Southern State Community College
    • o 1 mile from the site
    • o Customized Training possible
  • University of Cincinnati, Clermont College
    • o 10 miles from the site

o    Customized Training possible

       Tract 416 Site Conceptual (1)          Tract 416

       Tract 416 Sales Sheet 2022 (1)      

Contacts for Development:
Kellly Cole                                             Joe Howser                                                 Jeff Stine                                                  Josh Black
Brown County Developement          Mayor, Village of Mt. Orab                      JD Stine, PE & Associates                      Zoning & Developement, Village of Mt. Orab   
(937) 378-3536                                  (937)- 444-4141                                        (513)-734-4333                                       (937)-444-6401 ext. 228
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The Village of Mt. Orab

Mt. Orab is located in Brown County Ohio about 12 miles from the county seat of Georgetown. Brown County’s majority of population was people from the State of Virginia, because it was part of the Virginia Military Survey. The land was granted to Officers who served in the Revolutionary War in the State of Virginia and the Officers of the Army in the State of Virginia.
The County was named after General Jacob Brown who was an officer in the War of 1812. The County was then organized in the year 1817
Mt. Orab is the largest village in Green Township. The name Mt. Orab was named after the biblical name of Mt. Horeb in the Bible. Green Township was created on December 2, 1834. It was originally a part of Clermont County. It was created from portions of Sterling Township.
Before any lots were laid out, a store was kept on the southwest corner of Broadway and High Street, Henry Dennis was the first merchant of the town and James McClure was also first of the beginning merchants. The first village smith’s were Charles Zeller and Henry Varley. The village was laid out by Daniel Keethler on September 3. 1850 on the east bank of Sterling Fork of White Oak Creek and the lots were surveyed by a William McLain. There were only 19 lots in the beginning. Growth was slow until the Cincinnati & Eastern Railroad reached town on April 19, 1877. In that same year, 31 lots were added, and by 1880 Mt. Orab had become an incorporated village
The first postmaster of the town was Levi G. Marshall on January 7, 1854. some of the others to follow were William Weeks, and Dr. Michael Stroup. The early physicians were Dr. Michael Stroup, Al Earhart and R. Lancaster. Later Dr. Michael Stroup’s son, Joseph Michael Stroup became a Dr. in his father’s footsteps.
MC. Newcomb was the publisher of the Mt. Orab Monitor for two years until he moved his paper and business in August 1886 to Williamsburg, Ohio because the establishment was a non paying business in the town of Mt. Orab.

The Mt. Orab depot, built in 1884, is the oldest building in town and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The depot is owned by the’ Mt. Orab Women’s Club and has been moved across the tracks where it is on disp1ay along with a vintage wood caboose. While the railroad brought a measure of prosperity to Mt. Orab and the surrounding area, the C&E itself was a financial basket case and was finally acquired by the Norfolk & Western (now Norfolk Southern) in 1901

The telephone service had began in the 1900’s. There were very few subscribers to the telephone exchange.

In June of 1929, Radio Station WHBD “went on the air” from the rear of Doc Moler’s Garage and General Store on East Main Street. At that time, Mt. Orab was the smallest town in the U.S. with a radio station. Sunday was the big day! People gathered from all over the area to hear and see, the “live talent” on WHBD. One of the performers was Cowboy Copas who later became a regular on the Grand Ole Opry. Because of increasing operating expenses, the popular station was sold and moved to Portsmouth in 1934.

The Mt. Orab fire department was established in 1896 and continues to serve Mt. Orab and the surrounding townships.