The Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake sat down with Columbus Business First to discuss the future of Ohio State's west campus development. The publication summarized that the thing that excites him most about the emerging west campus innovation district isn't what buildings are already planned, but what is still left unknown.
"One of the most exciting parts of all of this are things we haven't envisioned yet," Drake told Business First. "Things that will come up and create the future."
In alignment with Framework 2.0, the university has announced three...
Beginning Monday (4/1) early morning and continuing through Tuesday (4/2) late afternoon, sections of Woody Hayes Dr. and Woodruff Ave. will experience rolling lane restrictions for utility work. Two-way traffic will be maintained in the northernmost lane with the assistance of traffic control officials. Work will begin on the west end and continue eastward. Expect delays.
Continuing through Wednesday (4/10), work will continue at those locations near the sidewalks. Pedestrians will be directed around excavation sites at each location and should exercise caution in and around all construction.
Beginning Saturday (4/6) early morning and continuing through late afternoon, the loop to the Brain and Spine Hospital will be closed to thru-traffic for a crane lift at Doan Hall. Access to the entrance of the Brain and Spine Hospital will be maintained via two-way traffic along the east branch of the loop, between Starling-Loving Hall and Hamilton Hall. Access to the limited parking west of Starling-Loving Hall will be maintained via two-way traffic along the west branch of the loop, between Prior Hall and Fry Hall. Fencing and signage will be in place for detouring traffic and pedestrians.
Beginning Monday (3/25) and continuing for approximately 60 days, a portion of the eastern-most northbound lane of Old Cannon Drive will be closed. Access to Evans Hall and the Dodd Lot will be maintained. The two-month closure will accommodate City of Columbus sewer work . Traffic delays are anticipated during this time. Motorists should plan accordingly and allow additional time for travel.
In early April, lane closures will occur along King Avenue, between Old Cannon Drive and Cannon Drive. Two-way traffic will be maintained. Additional information will be provided in advance of the closures.
Beginning as early as Monday (3/25), construction fencing will be installed around the southeast corner of Neil Avenue and 11th Avenue to accommodate construction of the new Optometry Clinic and Health Sciences Faculty Office Building. Sidewalk closures will occur adjacent to the construction site.
A lane closure will occur on Neil Avenue to accommodate a covered walkway for detoured pedestrian traffic. On 11th Avenue, a temporary crosswalk will be added between the Fechko Alumnae Scholarship House and the 11th Avenue Garage. Pedestrians will be directed to use the north sidewalk on 11th Avenue. Pedestrian access on the west side...
UPDATE - Beginning Wednesday (3/13) early morning and continuing through Saturday (3/16) late afternoon, a crane lift will require parking restrictions for authorized staff west of Central Service Building. Access to the service area at McCracken will be blocked.
A limited pedestrian walkway will be maintained south of Enarson Classroom Building. Public parking continues to be available in Tuttle Park Place Parking Garage or in the surface lot south of the Maintenance Building.
Beginning Monday (3/11) and continuing through Monday (3/25), road repair will require lane restrictions at (1) John Herrick Dr. at Woody Hayes Dr. and (2) Woody Hayes Dr. by the entrance to the Agricultural Administration Building parking lot. Work will take place from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Anticipate delays.
Neighborhood redevelopment initiatives Ohio State University has led extend beyond High Street and 15th Avenue, said Trudy Bartley , associate vice president for community relations with the school’s government affairs office.
One mammoth project Ohio State is in the midst of is along the hospital corridor.
The school will build an 840-bed replacement to the original University Hospital along with a west campus urgent care and outpatient clinic. The project also straightens and relocates Cannon Drive to the west, protecting the hospital campus from floods and creating 12 acres for development.
The most noteworthy redevelopment work that Ohio State has going are the 15+HIGH and Arts District projects along North High Street. Major changes have been taking place on the east side of High Street since 2008. That has been part of the plan since the beginning, said Amanda Hoffsis, president of Campus Partners, Ohio State’s real estate offshoot .