Hobart Sky Ranch Airport
- 3600 North Lake Park Avenue, Hobart, IN 46342
- Property Type:
- Square Feet:
- 967,903.20 sqft
- Lot Size:
- 22.22 Acres
- Price Per Square Foot:
- Hobart Sky Ranch Airport: 22.22 Acres of Light Industrial Land for Sale
- Indiana State Code § 6-1.1-10-15 Exempts Active Airports from Real Estate Taxes
- Licensing Required for Continued Airport Use | Industrial Redevelopment Opportunity with Seller Financing
- +/- 2.8 Miles from I-65 and +/- 3.7 Miles from I-94
- I-65 and I-94 Interchange Annual Average Daily Traffic of 34,580 Vehicles
- Contact Broker for Further Details on Licensing, Permitted Zoning Uses, or Real Estate Taxes
Marcus & Millichap is pleased to present the opportunity to acquire the property known as the Hobart Sky Ranch Airport (3HO) located at 3600 North Lake Park Avenue in Hobart, Indiana. The subject property consists of approximately 22.22 acres of runway space. Opened in 1940, the asset features a single runway 3,125 feet in length. The airport is currently in use offering investors the option to continue operations or redevelop the property with capital improvements, utilizing seller financing. While active airports in Indiana are exempted from real estate taxes, the license for Hobart Sky Ranch Airport will need to be renewed. Located just 2.8 miles from Interstate 65 and 3.7 miles from Interstate 94, the airport is a 15-minute drive from Downtown Gary, Indiana. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, the interchange between Interstates 65 and 94 maintains an average traffic count of 34,580 vehicles per day.
Hobart Sky Ranch Airport sits in the Indiana submarket, containing 46.7 million square feet of industrial space. Unlike the national norm, half of the Indiana submarket consists of manufacturing facilities, followed by logistics and flex space. U.S. Steel and utility provider NiSource dominate the local private workforce, both employing 6,000 people among the cities of East Chicago, Gary, and Merrillville. While the industrial vacancy rate has been trending up across the U.S., availability has continued to tighten in the Indiana submarket. Dropping by 70 basis points over the last quarter to 5.7 percent, the vacancy rate posted the lowest level in over 25 years in Q1 2023. As a result, market rents are growing at the fastest pace since before the turn of the century. Developers have taken notice of this growth with a record 1.9 million square feet of industrial space under construction, representing 4.1 percent of inventory (CoStar).
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