With the 15+HIGH project nearing the end of its nearly 10-year planning phase, the lifecycle of redevelopment at The Ohio State University continues to march onward – in this case, west. Ohio State’s next major initiative will come on west campus, where the school wants to create a wide-ranging research and innovation district where students, faculty and local startups can be centrally located.
Three key focus areas offer exciting changes coming soon to The Ohio State University. Keith Myers, Ohio State’s vice president of Planning and Real Estate, offered a glimpse into the university’s future development during Wednesday’s Columbus Business First 2019 Commercial Developers Power Breakfast.
The event’s keynote speaker focused primarily on 15+HIGH, the Medical Center district and the future of West Campus during his address to the 500-person audience. All three districts were outlined in Framework 2.0, the university’s long-term planning vision.
On Saturday (2/16), beginning early morning and continuing through late afternoon, all parking spaces to the east of the 33 W. 11th building will be closed for a crane lift. Alternate ADA parking is available in adjacent lots. Access to the building and traffic through the alley will be maintained.
On Monday (1/21), beginning early morning and continuing through mid afternoon, the area between Wiseman Hall and Biological Sciences Greenhouses will be closed for a crane lift. The south sidewalk will be closed to pedestrians, who will be directed to use the north sidewalk. Signage will be in place to indicate pedestrian detours, noted by the dashed lines on the map. Everyone is reminded to exercise caution around construction areas, to cross roadways only at designated areas, and to follow instructions of traffic control officials. ADA access to both buildings will be maintained.
Beginning Monday (1/7) early morning and continuing through January 25, a temporary detour (indicated by the dotted line) of the Olentangy Trail north of King Ave. will be constructed to allow for utility work. Signage will be in place.
UPDATED Feb 14, 2019 - Beginning Friday (1/4) and continuing through mid March, Upham Drive will be closed to thru-traffic. Parking south of Harding Hospital will be limited to two ADA parking spaces. Pedestrian detours are indicated by the blue line on the map. Emergency vehicles may access Harding Hospital from the east driveway, utilizing the south entrance.
Sunday (1/6) - Additionally, the south building entrance, drive lanes and parking area south of Harding Hospital will be closed to accommodate a crane lift. The alternative date is Sunday (1/13). Access to Harding Hospital will be maintained via...
On December 15, beginning early morning and continuing through late afternoon, all parking spaces to the east of the 33 W. 11th building will be closed for a crane lift. Alternate ADA parking is available in adjacent lots. Access to the building and traffic through the alley will be maintained.
On Sunday (12/9), beginning at early morning and continuing through late afternoon, 12th Avenue will be closed at 12th Avenue Garage. The 12th Avenue Garage can be accessed via Neil Avenue, with exiting toward Cannon Drive. ADA access will not be affected. Traffic control officials will be onsite to assist with traffic, to accommodate emergency vehicles only, and to facilitate any deliveries.
UPDATED 12/2/18 - The entrance ramp to southbound State Route 315 at Cannon Drive and 12th Avenue is now open. 12th Avenue has reopened to Cannon Drive. Cannon Drive, between 12th Avenue and Medical Center Drive, has also reopened. Lane closures along Cannon Drive will occur, however traffic will be maintained in both directions.
Left turns from westbound Medical Center Drive to southbound Cannon Drive are not permitted. Westbound Med Center Drive traffic must turn left on Old Cannon Drive to access King Avenue.
As a reminder: Access to the North Cannon Garage is available via 12th Avenue...