Inspired by the passion and ingenuity of world-class business leaders, including retail visionary Les Wexner, chairman and founder of Limited Brands, and guided by the country’s leading architects and land planners, New Albany went from being a rural hamlet founded in 1837 to a nationally-renowned 21st century community with an abiding commitment to enriching the quality of life for residents and businesses.
The driving force behind New Albany’s success is its master plan, originally adopted in 1998, that promotes smart growth policies to preserve character, encourage sustainable development and contribute to the community’s quality of life.
The plan’s residential focus revolves around the classic American architectural style, Georgian Palladianism, while preserving open spaces, protecting natural features and promoting connectivity with sidewalks, leisure trails and roadways. Its commercial strategy leverages key assets, from natural features to seven miles of highway accessibility. And retail planning guidelines protect your investment from the impact of unrestricted growth while promoting clusters of activity that encourage commerce. The result is a remarkable level of architectural integrity, community interaction and economic vitality.