Ohio State trustees approve $600M in construction projects
Ohio – The board of trustees at Ohio State University (OSU) approved more than $600 million in construction projects that will support research and health care initiatives.
Rendering of Interdisciplinary Research Facility
The university can now enter into professional service and construction contracts for a number of projects including energy advancement, health care, recreation, and infrastructure. Money will come from a variety of sources, such as university funds, university debt, and auxiliary funds.
One major project involves the Interdisciplinary Research Facility, which has a total budget of $237.5 million. This five-story laboratory building will be constructed in the West Campus Innovation District, and will serve disciplines including biomedical, life sciences, engineering, and environmental sciences. Additionally, two floors will be dedicated to the new Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology.
The Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care center in Dublin, Ohio, will receive more than $149 million for a 272,000-square-foot ambulatory building. The total budget for this project is $161.2 million, and the building will accommodate ambulatory surgery, endoscopy, primary care, and specialty medical and surgical clinics.
Other projects include improvements to Lincoln Field and the Coffey Road Park, construction of a 35,000-square-foot Frank Stanton Veterinary Spectrum of Care Clinic, and development of West Campus infrastructure to support the new facilities.
Several projects are slated to begin this year and conclude in 2023.