The Ohio State University’s research and innovation enterprise is getting a major financial boost from Governor Mike DeWine and JobsOhio.
The Innovation District will receive a major share of a $100 million investment from JobsOhio, the state’s economic development group, into the central Ohio region, advancing the area’s health sciences and research space. Nationwide Children’s Hospital will also receive funding.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Feb. 17, state and university leaders said the funding will strengthen initiatives that are already underway and allow the university to forge new paths.
Signs of progress are visible on the construction site for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care West Campus. Located within the Innovation District, south of the Kenny and Carmack roads intersection, the 385,000 square foot cancer-focused facility will include central Ohio’s first proton therapy treatment facility in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Construction began in July 2020 and below is a summary of current progress:
Crews placed rebar on the 640-space parking garage and columns are forming as the garage rises out of the ground, with three of the five floors now visible...
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center continues to expand its care with a new, large outpatient care facility planned for Hamilton Road and SR 161 in northeast Columbus. The site joins outpatient care expansion plans in Dublin and Powell. The comprehensive facilities are part of a new suburban outpatient care program that supports growth in the region and excellence in academic health care. At approximately 250,000 square feet, the $137.9 million project will include ambulatory surgery, endoscopy, primary care, specialty medical and surgical clinics and related support space.
Columbus Business First recently wrote about a pair of projects set to seek full or partial construction approval from The Ohio State University Board of Trustees.
The outlet wrote that planners are seeking trustee approval this week to start work on the $161.2 million Dublin outpatient center and $132.3 million for the first phase of the larger west campus complex, which joins an also advancing interdisciplinary lab in the new Innovation District laid out in the unviersity's latest master plan.
The university will also seek full construction approval on a $237.5 million Interdisciplinary Research...
“Our patients want the best and most convenient care,” said Dr. Hal Paz, executive vice president and chancellor for Health Affairs at Ohio State and CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “These outpatient care locations, with state-of-the-art health services, fulfill that need in our communities.”
The $161.2 million Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care...
Columbus Business First reports that Ohio State has approved a $2.37 billion 5-year capital plan to support Framework 2.0 and the university's strategic plan. It is an historic number for Ohio State as the university delivers on major projects identified in the campus master plan.
As reported by the outlet, classroom and laboratory buildings make up 47% of the new projects, and 39% are for OSU Wexner Medical Center.
“That’s really a healthy balance,” said Jay Kasey, Ohio State's senior vice president in the Office of Administration and Planning.
The Ohio State University looks to advance three Wexner Medical Center ambulatory sites during upcoming Board of Trustees meetings.
Ohio State is seeking remaining design and construction approval for its planned regional ambulatory location at Hamilton Road and State Route 161 in northeast Columbus, a portion of design approval for a Dublin outpatient care site and funding for two enabling projects for the West Campus Ambulatory Facilities to be located on the Columbus campus.
Columbus CEO Magazine recently profiled Ohio State's west campus innovation district. Keith Myers, vice president of Planning, Architecture and Real Estate, told the publication that the reframed research park plan calls for the construction of 9 million to 12 million square feet of projects on the campus during the next 20 years or more.
Plans for three buildings have been announce including the Interdisciplinary Research Facility, Energy Advancement and Innovation Center and the Wexner Medical Center West Campus Ambulatory Facilities.
“The Interdisciplinary Research Facility and Energy Advancement and Innovation Building will support Ohio State’s strategic plan by...
Smart Business interview Keith Myers, vice president of Planning, Architecture and Real Estate, about Ohio State's new innovation district planned for west campus. Myers expects to see the Interdisciplinary Research Facility, Energy Advancement and Innovation Center and the Wexner Medical Center West Campus Ambulatory Facility up sometime over the next 24 to 36 months. The buildings will support research and technology commercialization.
“A few years ago, the trustees became interested in taking the approximately 280 acres, south of Lane, and developing a plan to create an innovation campus out there,” Myers told the outlet.