Members of The Ohio State University Board of Trustees Master Planning and Facilities Committee reviewed new renderings Thursday that detail the design of the transformative Arts District and 15th and High Street projects.
“This is indeed going to be the new front door to the university,” said Alex Fischer, chair of the Master Planning and Facilities Committee.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center plans to build a new parking garage on the land opened up by relocating Cannon Drive as the first in several steps before building an 840-bed hospital tower.
After the new garage opens, the North and South Cannon garages will come down to make a footprint for the tower to connect to the James Cancer Hospital. The end result is more parking: 1,870 spaces in the new garage to a combined 1,100 in the old ones, Jay Kasey, OSU senior vice president for administration and planning, told medical center trustees on Wednesday....
Safety is the university’s top priority, and Facilities Operations and Development (FOD), CampusParc, Transportation and Traffic Management (TTM), and the Department of Public Safety work together to offer services during the winter months to keep you safe. As snow and ice start to collect, FOD teams are dispatched to treat campus roadways and sidewalks. They remain on campus throughout the day and night, treating and plowing as needed. CampusParc crews also will be on campus treating parking lots and garages, with garage rooftops remaining open, when possible. Learn more on the CampusParc website .
On November 17, beginning early morning and continuing through early evening, Hagerty Drive will be closed to thru-traffic for a crane lift to Mendenhall Laboratory. Alternate parking is available at the Ohio Union garages. Because of the steep inclines, the recommended ADA access detour is through The Oval, as indicated by the blue dotted line on the map.
On November 10, beginning early morning and continuing through mid-day, 12th Avenue north of Harding Hospital will be closed for a materials delivery. Westbound traffic to North Cannon Garage will be detoured southbound between Harding Hospital and Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. Eastbound traffic exiting North Cannon Garage will be detoured to the east side of Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. The south side of 12th Avenue will be closed to pedestrians. Traffic control officials will be on hand to give priority to emergency vehicles and to assist with vehicles and pedestrians.
Utility work underneath The Oval is nearing completion. By mid-November, fences will be reduced and all walkways will be open to pedestrians. The project also updated what those passers-by won't see – 3,000 feet of utility lines pushed back the timeline a bit, snaking through a brick-and-mortar tunnel system built in the early 1900's.
Work started in April and is expected to be finished in November.
On November 10, beginning early morning and continuing through early evening, the parking area between Ramseyer Hall and Arps Garage will be closed for a crane lift. ADA parking on the west side of the building will not be affected, but the south ADA entrance will be closed for the duration.