New Albany thriving, as Wexner and Kessler foresaw

When he explains how he and Leslie H. Wexner developed the fields of New Albany into a growing city filled with million-dollar homes and a vast business park, Jack Kessler makes it sounds simple. “Back then, Les and I lived in Bexley,” Kessler said of the mid...



The New Albany Company: Community Builders

The New Albany Company began with a simple, yet audacious idea – build a community – not just another housing development or subdivision, but an entire community where the enduring traditions of 19th century towns create harmony between the buildings and the land and a distinctive sense of place for those who live there. Inspired by the great country communities of the world, international retail visionary Les Wexner and business and civic leader Jack Kessler did just that. 

The result is a nationally-renowned community surrounded by meadows, woodlands and waterways stately Georgian architecture in an understated palette… pedestrian-friendly amenities that encourage interaction…a village square with a library, restaurants and shops…a nationally-ranked school system on a 200-acre learning campus…parks in every neighborhood and miles of leisure trails…and a business climate with an entrepreneurial spirit that drives commerce.