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.
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 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, Ohio – The Ohio State University is taking a major step forward with the development of a new hospital and ambulatory center that, combined with modern educational space, will enhance a unified Wexner Medical Center complex providing cutting-edge research, outstanding clinical training and world-class patient care.
The university today announced requests for qualifications seeking design professionals for the inpatient tower and outpatient care facility that are key components of this bold plan.
The time for sweeping modernization is now, university officials say. The medical center closed out its most financially successful fiscal year in June, and the...
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.