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Wetz Warehouse Sites

1143 Blue Knob Rd, Marietta, Ohio 45750

Site Overview

This site has approximately 2,500 feet of Ohio River frontage.  Buildings located on the site are utilized for short-term warehouse storage, are equipped for possible multi-tenant occupation and are built above the flood plain. The topography of the site is generally flat.


    River Access

  • Dock on Site: No
  • Ohio River Mile: 176
  • Pool Elevation: 582 feet amsl

    Number Miles to

  • 4-lane Highway: 0 to State Route 7
  • Interstate: 8 to Interstate 77
  • Airport: 14 to Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport


  • Gas: Adjacent, Dominion East Ohio Gas
  • Electric: Adjacent, AEP Ohio
  • Water: Yes, Warren Community Water
  • Sewer: Proposed, City of Belpre
  • For Sale or Lease

  • Price:

    Sale: $50,000 per acre (55 total available) / Lease: $2,500 per acre monthly. Sale price for entire site (120 acres total, includes buildings) contact owner
  • Land Info
  • Acres:

    55 available land; 120 total with buildings
  • Additional acreage:

    350, see "Wetz Constitution" site
  • Lat/Lon:

    39.3609, -81.5383
  • County:

  • Contact: Donna Hrezo Project Manager / Site Advisor APEG (740) 381-0230

Interactive Maps

GIS Map image thumbnail Site and Region View site on interactive GIS-map website

Zoom in and out to see site in relation to surrounding area. Change basemap to see imagery, roads, topography, etc. Turn layers on and off to view site features and community demographics.

Engineer's GIS Map image thumbnail Site Detail View engineer's map(s)

Turn layers on and off to view site features. Map is printable.

Land Information


Ohio River Site topography map thumbnail Topographic Map

The topography at this site is generally flat.

View topo map


Ohio River Site floodplain map thumbnail Floodplain Map

According to the FEMA FIRM 390556 FIRMette, the site is located in two Flood Zones, both labeled as AE, which have two different distinctions due to the location of the Ohio River south of the site. Zone AE furthest away from the Ohio River is described as a Special Flood Hazard Area that is subject to inundation by the 1 percent annual chance of flood. Zone AE has base flood elevations determined.

Floodway areas in Zone AE near the Ohio River are defined as the floodway in the channel of a stream plus any adjacent floodplain areas that must be kept free of encroachment so that the 1 percent annual chance flood can be carried out without substantial increases in flood heights.

The third flood zone, Zone X, is defined as areas of 0.2 percent annual chance of flood.

View floodplain map

Environmental Studies

Phase 1 Environmental Study

River study – Indiana Bat/ Mussel

Archaeology Study


Ohio River Site wetland map thumbnail National Wetland Map

The USFWS NWI map for the Wetz Commercial Industrial Site shows a total of four wetland areas on the property. Three of the wetlands are shown as PEM1A – Palustrine Emergent, Persistent Vegetation, Temporary Flooded and total 1.11 acres. The other wetland is shown as PUBGx – Palustrine/Unconsolidated Bottom and may have been excavated and totals 0.25 acre.

View National Wetlands Inventory map

Soil Information

Ohio River Site wetland map thumbnail Soil Map

According USDA NRCS, there were several soil types mapped for the site. The two soil types that were dominant are Chagrin (Cg – 21.4 acres, 17.4 percent of the site) and Nolin (No – 35.7 acres, 29 percent of the site).

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Transportation (For maps, see Interactive Maps above)

River Access

No river access currently exists. However, a river access permit has been obtained but no construction has been started.  A copy of the river barge unloading/loading permit is available.


According to the USACE Ohio River Navigational Charts database, the river depths at the site range from 0 to 2.74 meters in depth near the shoreline and 2.74 meters deep or greater beyond.  The Wetz Commercial Industrial Site is located near Ohio River Mile 176, which has normal pool elevations of approximately 582 feet amsl.

ODOT River Terminal Location(s)

According to the ODOT Division of Planning, Maritime & Freight Program information database, there are no terminal locations at the site.

Rail Access

No railroad access currently exists. Railroad does exist on the north side of Ohio SR 7 but the closest crossing of Ohio SR 7 occurs 1.4 miles north of the site and portions of the tracks have been removed beyond the crossing. The railroad tracks currently end at the former American Municipal Power (AMP) Ohio property.

Vehicular Access

The primary vehicular access to the site is from Ohio SR 7.  It is a four-lane road and there is good visibility for motorists turning into the site or out onto Ohio SR 7. The site can be accessed by a secondary road, County Route 10/Blue Knob Road. This road primarily located along the Ohio River side of the site.  Both roadways are in good condition. This site is located 8 miles from Interstate 77.


The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport is located 14 miles from the site, and the Port Columbus International Airport is located 115 miles from this site.

Utilities (For maps, see engineer's map(s) above)


Gas service is provided by Dominion East Ohio Gas Company. A 6-inch diameter gas line exists along the east side of SR 7. The estimated pressure is 100 psi.


Currently the electric service is provided by AEP.  AEP 138kV & 12kV located on site.


Potable water service is provided by Warren Community Water. A 6-inch diameter potable water line exists on the west side of SR 7 and a service connection for the site runs under SR 7 near the intersection of SR 7 and County Road 10/Blue Knob Road.


Currently there is no public sanitary sewer service and a septic system is being used for the existing facilities. A public sanitary sewer service extension project is currently being planned and will connect to the City of Belpre.

Storm Sewer

Currently storm water sheet flows into drainage swales, which drain into the Ohio River.