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 .
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.
Powell City Council held a special meeting Tuesday to present the first reading of the final development plan for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center facility proposed for construction on the northeast corner of Sawmill Parkway and Home Road, across from Olentangy Liberty High School. The plan, along with the annexation of the land into Powell, is expected to be approved during next week’s regularly scheduled council meeting.
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....
Columbus Business First recently took a glance at construction and renovation projects on campus with a budget that exceeds $20 million. The projects include:
Pomerene and Oxley Halls Wexner Medical Center Schumaker Complex 700 Ackerman - Consolidated Call Center Ohio Stadium Upgrades Ohio State University Hospital East Arts District Cannon Drive Relocation - Phase 1 Schottenstein Center Covelli Center Postle Hall Advanced Material Corridor Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex Health Sciences Faculty Office and Optometry Clinic Building
The are several projects coming to The Ohio State University that are set to enhance the campus' functionality. The Columbus Dipatch published an article covering the university's plan to expand outdoor wireless intervew throughout campus, including at Ohio Stadium and at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. The university also plans to renovate Postle Hall, home to the College of Dentistry. Finally, the university plans to add a new commercial hangar for the Don Scott Airport. The proposals are seeking final approval from the university's Board of Trustees on April 6. Read the full story at Dispatch.com .
The Department of Microbiology recently received a makeover thanks to a grant program led by the Integrated Physical Planning Liaison Grant (IPPLG). As part of the plan, IPPLG is providing matching funds up to $50,000 to enhance common learning spaces for more effective use. The university’s Framework 2.0 plan identified the need for more informal student learning spaces – both inside and out.