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The Marysville Water Works Project

409 North Main Street Marysville, Ohio

Quench your thirst for something unique.

Located a short walk from downtown restaurants and retail, the Marysville Water Works Project offers over 7,300 SF and 9-acres of one-of-a-kind space for restaurants, retail, office, and entertainment uses. This historic landmark will serve as an anchor of Marysville’s new North Gateway District.

Historic 1890 Water Plant Available for Redevelopment

Located in the new North Gateway District, within walking distance to Uptown Marysville and adjacent to the scenic Mill Creek and the Jim Simmons Bike Trail, this amazing property offers buyers an opportunity to design and develop their own vision and implement it in a thriving downtown neighborhood.

The Marysville Water Plant, constructed in 1890 and subsequently expanded, will become available for redevelopment in late-2022. The City of Marysville is seeking a capable and imaginative developer to maintain and reuse the original 1890 building for commercial use while developing the remainder of the site for potential restaurant, retail, office, entertainment, and/or multi-family housing.

Targeted Uses

A building with such a storied history deserves the finest reuse. 
  • Artisan Studio

  • Club

  • Community Center

  • Cultural Institution

  • Meeting Facility

  • Neighborhood Market

  • Personal Services

  • Professional Office

  • Sit Down Restaurant

  • Specialty Food and/or Beverage

Click here to see the City's vision for the site.

Building & Site Specifics

  • Primary Site: 3.18 acres

  • Additional Property: 6 acres

  • Parcel IDs: 2900051640000, 2900051650000

  • Constructed

    • 1890; expansions in the 1960s and 1980s

  • Zoning

  • Acquisition: 

    • For Sale

    • Development is required

    • Price is negotiable

  • Assistance

    • Incentives and site work assistance are available

  • Traffic

    • Excellent visibility and access via North Main Street

    • 11,258 ADT

  • Highways

    • 0.7 mi US-33/OH-4 interchange

    • 1.0 mi US-33/OH-31 interchange

    • 1.5 mi US-33/Delaware Avenue interchange

    • 1.8 mi US-33/OH-36/OH-245 interchange

    • 18 mi I-270/US-33 interchange (Dublin)

  • Site Assets

    • Site is located in the new North Gateway District and adjacent to historic Uptown Marysville

    • Property provides direct access to scenic Mill Creek and the Jim Simmons Bike Trail. Less than 0.25-miles from new City-owned BMX track. 

    • Existing equipment is available for decorative furnishings.

    • On-site water tower may be used for unique signage. 

Property Photos
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Location & Neighborhood Amenities

The Marysville Water Works is in the new North Gateway District, just across Mill Creek from thriving Uptown Marysville. Situated on North Main Street and minutes from residential neighborhoods, shopping, and outdoor adventures, The Marysville Water Works project will serve as an anchor for additional investment in an emerging neighborhood.

Close Amenities:

  • Crooked Door Studio

  • Jim Simmons Trail

  • Marysville Bark Park

  • Marysville BMX Track

  • Mill Creek (direct access)

  • Mill Valley (2,300 homes)

  • Partners Park

  • Schwartzkopf Park

  • The Avalon Theatre

  • Union County Fairgrounds

Close Restaurants:

  • Coffee Hall & Creamery

  • Fiesta Grande

  • House of Spirits

  • Leon's Garage

  • Mad Dogs & Beer

  • Old Bag of Nails

  • Rollies Boba + Tea

  • Sakura Asian Bistro

  • The Half Pint

  • Walking Distance Brewing Co.

  • Whit's Frozen Custard

Market & Demographic Reports


is one of the fastest-growing cities in Ohio, with a 20% growth rate since 2010.


History of the Marysville Light & Water Company

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130 Years of Serving the Marysville Community

The current Marysville Water Plant was constructed in 1890 to serve as the community’s electric generating plant and water pumping station. Its grand opening was held on February 17, 1891, with hundreds in attendance. In 1904, ice making operations were added to the facility. The three commodities of electricity, water, and ice generation continued until September 1923, when electrical operations were purchased by Ohio Edison. The water and ice operations continued under the Marysville Water Company (later known as the Ohio Water Service Company). Ice making was discontinued in 1948 and operations of the facility solely focused on water generation and treatment. The Ohio Water Service Company was later purchased by the City of Marysville after it was approved by the voters in the November 1990 election. 

We're looking for visionaries. If that's you, let's talk.

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