Google affiliate buys hundreds of acres in New Albany

Google looks to be moving ahead with plans to invest in Central Ohio.

Montauk Innovations LLC, the Google affiliate that received a set of incentives for a prospective $600 million data center in New Albany, has acquired more than 200 acres of land north of Morse Road and west of Beech Road, on the county line.

The company spent $27.43 million for about 219 acres in Licking County and about 5 acres in Franklin County, according to information from both counties’ auditor’s office websites.