The Optometry Clinic and Health Sciences Faculty Office Building, located at the southwest corner of W. 11th Avenue and Neil Avenue, will include optometry clinics, retail, faculty offices and support spaces. It is scheduled to open in November 2020.
Progress continues on the Health Sciences Faculty Office and Optometry Clinic site, located at the corner of W. 11th Ave and Neil Ave. Photos taken in October highlight the completion of the steel work and the beginning of scaffolding installation. Click an image above to view larger.
The project is anticipated to wrap up in autumn 2020. The $35.9 million project will construct 106,000 GSF for optometry clinics, retail, faculty offices and support spaces. It is a key enabling project for the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center .
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.
On June 23, Columbus Business First published an article that featured the many facets of the university's Framework 2.0 plan. Construction is already underway along High Street with the project at the intersection of 15th and High. The realignment project of Cannon Drive has also begun. These are two of the redevelopment projects planned under the university's second framework. The article touches on 15th and High and Cannon Drive, along with the plans for the Wexner Medical Center, athletics facilities, Midwest Campus and West Campus.