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North Residential District Transformation

At the core of Ohio State University’s new initiatives is a commitment to redefining the student experience with a focus on enhancing the education of students beyond the classroom through an innovative second-year plan. This initiative will allow for a two-year on-campus residency requirement designed to lead to higher graduation and retention rates, improved student engagement and satisfaction, as well as post-graduation success.

To allow this groundbreaking second-year experience to achieve its full potential, it has become clear that facilities improvements must be integrated with program innovations. The plan will create a unique living environment that is designed to incorporate the elements of student success, programmatic needs, architectural innovation, student and faculty interaction, and One University Framework Principles.

Infrastructure and enabling projects area anticipated to begin summer 2013. The project will be complete for use Fall Semester 2016.

North Residental District Transformation First Phase Update

The project is proceeding as planned with enabling and infrastructure work occuring this past fall and throughout the winter. The next most visible part of the enabling work is underway right now with building demolition in the district occuring in January and February 2014. Work will start with the west-most Lane Avenue Row house. Scott House and Raney Commons will also be demolished in February.

Excavationa and foundations for several buildings will begin this spring, including one building located along Lane Avenue at Neil Avenue, a building near Lane Avenue and High Street, and the dining hall/residence hall which will be located across from the new Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Building on Woodruff Avenue. The concrete structure of these buildings will start to be poured throughout the summer months.

Summer will also be a very intense period of work on the underground utilities and infrastructure which will occur across the entirety of the site. This is specifically planned for this time period as this portion of the utility and infrastructure work is more intrusive and we want to complete it when students are not living in this area of campus over the summer.

 

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