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46 minutes ago, cbussoccer said:

What's the current OSU crane situation? I haven't been by in a while. Have the remaining cranes gone up yet?

As of yesterday, no. And no signs of them. 

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^^^ I love it! Just yesterday I learned that the crane building the Lumen in Cleveland was named Ichabod the Crane, lol.

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On 2/24/2020 at 5:10 PM, ColDayMan said:

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center ready to build Dublin, west campus outpatient complexes

 

Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center is ready to start construction on the next two of four massive outpatient complexes it has planned, in Dublin and on west campus.

 

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.

 

Construction is well underway on a $137.9 million medical office and outpatient surgery center in Hamilton Quarter in far northeast Columbus near New Albany. Powell is next on the list.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/24/ohio-states-wexner-medical-center-ready-to-build.html

 

Cross-posted from the Dublin thread:

 

The above article also included news about the approval for $132.3 million on the first phase of a larger west campus complex, which joins an also advancing interdisciplinary lab in the new west campus Innovation District laid out in the university's latest master plan.

 

Design is still under way on a 385,000-square-foot medical center focused on outpatient cancer care, including a $105 million, 60,000-square-foot proton therapy facility in a partnership with Nationwide Children's Hospital.  Other features of the campus include outpatient surgery, radiology, chemotherapy, an extended recovery unit, imaging, retail pharmacy, and clinics.  The entire complex eventually will total $344 million.  The proton center is expected to open in early 2023, and the rest of the medical center and parking garage a year earlier.

 

Separately, the university is seeking the go-ahead to build the Interdisciplinary Research Facility - also planned for the school's west campus Innovation District.  Construction could start in July on the $237.5 million, 305,000-square-foot laboratory building west of Kenny Road and south of Lane Avenue.

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WOSU Building on 14th (2-26-20):

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Looking north from 14th in front of the WOSU building to "Building A"

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WOSU rendering (looking north from across 14th): 

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"ENGIE" from that site plan view is the Energy Advancement and Innovation Center. From Ohio State:

 

"The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center will be co-located in the West Campus innovation district Interdisciplinary Research Facility. The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center will be a hub for Ohio State faculty members, students, alumni, ENGIE researchers, local entrepreneurs and industry experts work together on the next generation of smart energy systems, renewable energy and green mobility solutions. The project is a cornerstone of the university’s public-private partnership with Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP) who has committed $50 million for the project, including $36.7 million in design and construction costs."

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20 hours ago, Columbo said:

Separately, the university is seeking the go-ahead to build the Interdisciplinary Research Facility - also planned for the school's west campus Innovation District.  Construction could start in July on the $237.5 million, 305,000-square-foot laboratory building west of Kenny Road and south of Lane Avenue.

 

3 hours ago, aderwent said:

Renderings of the West Campus Interdisciplinary Research Facility:

 

Ohio State seeking construction approval for Interdisciplinary Research Facility

Mon. Feb. 24, 2020

https://buildingthefuture.osu.edu/news/2020/02/24/ohio-state-seeking-construction-approval-interdisciplinary-research-facility

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Based on the renderings, I'm pretty excited to see how this entire development plays out. I know we all like to see high rises, but this looks like it could/should be a fairly dense urban development. 

 

These renderings in particular have me pretty excited.

 

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18 minutes ago, cbussoccer said:

Based on the renderings, I'm pretty excited to see how this entire development plays out. I know we all like to see high rises, but this looks like it could/should be a fairly dense urban development. 

 

These renderings in particular have me pretty excited.

 

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Lane Ave is going to be a pretty dense corridor all the way through Upper Arlington in a few years with this combined with projects like Arlington Gateway.

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Well, except for...

 

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9 minutes ago, ColDayMan said:

Well, except for...

 

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They could always develop the land right by the road. I’m sure that won’t happen, but you never know.

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OSU trustees approve more than $600M in construction projects, including $220M for new research facility

 

Ohio State's planned Interdisciplinary Research Facility on the school's west campus is moving forward, with most of the facility’s $237.5 million price tag approved Thursday by the university’s board of trustees.

 

The five-story laboratory building will host several research disciplines, including biomedical, life sciences, engineering and environmental sciences. Two floors will be dedicated to the new Pelotonia Institute for Immune-Oncology.

 

The board approved more than $220 million for the 305,000-square-foot project Thursday, which will allow OSU to complete the design phase and enter into construction projects.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/27/osu-trustees-approve-more-than-600m-in.html

 

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The right development could bring the next level of Farm to Table dining with a skyline view.... who needs a cart of cuts of meat when the entire cow can be paraded right by the table?

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1 hour ago, jeremyck01 said:

 

I don't know...they can fit a lot of cows in that barn.  Cow density.

Perfect opportunity for vertical farming. Build a 15 story farm. 

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Moving right along. I was watching iron workers scampering around - not for the faint of heart...

 

 

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Ohio State construction projects move forward despite Covid-19 outbreak, early campus move-out

 

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Ohio State University has several major construction projects in the pipeline, adding up to at least $2.4 billion over the next five years alone.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/03/23/ohio-state-construction-projects-move-forward.html

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However, it is unclear is OSU's private real estate offshoot company, Campus Partners, is allowed to still continue its projects under the order. Columbus Business First has reached out to Campus Partners to clarify.

 

From what I've understood, some central Ohio departments of health are interpreting it as construction (including private home contruction/remodel) is not essential and it is expected that most projects in town will likely come to a halt for awhile. I'll be curious to see what the ultimate decision is since the local health departments are the ones making the determination.  Will the big 3 come to the same interpretation or will some see them as essential? I guess we'll know shortly. 

 

I wish the state had been a little more clear on that. 

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Thanks for sharing. Not thrilled about the choice of windows for the Dentistry building. Very handsome masonry, surprised the windows don't have more detail to match...

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School of Music building at the Arts District continuing to rise (via the worst construction cam angle I've ever seen):

https://buildingthefuture.osu.edu/projects/arts-district

 

New Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center is starting to come out of the ground behind Hamilton Hall. Waiting for when they're gonna start demolishing parts of Starling-Loving:

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https://buildingthefuture.osu.edu/projects/interdisciplinary-health-sciences-center

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Ohio State eyeing ice hockey arena addition to Schottenstein Center

 

The facility would used for women’s hockey team games. It would also be the practice site for both the men’s and women’s teams. The men’s team would continue to play at the Schottenstein Center.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/04/22/ohio-state-eyeing-ice-hockey-arena-addition-to.html

 

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^The Schott is, what, 22 years old?  If it were a professional arena (see: Georgia Dome, Texas Rangers, etc.) it'd already be slated to be razed!


Very Stable Genius

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On 4/22/2020 at 4:17 PM, ColDayMan said:

Ohio State eyeing ice hockey arena addition to Schottenstein Center

 

The facility would used for women’s hockey team games. It would also be the practice site for both the men’s and women’s teams. The men’s team would continue to play at the Schottenstein Center.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/04/22/ohio-state-eyeing-ice-hockey-arena-addition-to.html

 

The original plan was to build a new 4,000-seat hockey arena north of the recently opened Covelli building that would have housed both the men's and women's hockey teams.  But I like this idea better.

 

The 1,000-seat hockey arena addition would replace the old Ice Rink of about the same size for women's games and practices.  And the men's team can continue to play in the Schott (they also announced plans to close off the upper deck to reduce capacity during most games).  Plus they can use the existing ice making infrastructure for the new rink addition, which will save money.

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Ohio State halts nearly a dozen construction projects

 

Ohio State University is hitting the pause button on "hundreds of millions" of dollars in construction projects in an effort to preserve financial liquidity as the fallout from Covid-19 continues. ... The construction pause is part of a cost-saving mission for OSU in light of the university already racking up more than $35 million in costs from refunded student fees.

 

Here is the list of the 11 paused projects:

  • 15+HIGH: While Campus Partners, OSU's development arm, will continue to work on the first mixed-use building, already under construction, a second building has been paused.
  • Arts District: The Department of Theatre building will be paused. However, renovations to the School of Music building will continue. The total cost of both projects together is $161.6 million.
  • The Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex will continue design work but will pause after that as "the university evaluates a future timeline and scope."
  • The scope of work for the Instructional Science Building RDM will be evaluated.
  • The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center will be paused. Excavation work is nearly complete.
  • The lacrosse stadium will complete design work and then pause to "evaluate a future timeline and scope as well as fundraising."
  • The library book depository will be delayed. The project had not yet started.
  • Renovations to Lincoln Fields will be delayed.
  • Newton Hall, to expand service for the College of Nursing, is temporarily paused.
  • Taylor Tower renovations will pause.
  • Waterman Multi-Species Animal Learning center will be delayed.

Many projects are still moving forward, including the new inpatient hospital and garage, the new WOSU building, three outpatient care centers for OSU Wexner Medical Center, the School of Music building and more.  At the start of the outbreak, the university had at least 19 ongoing projects that cost at least $20 million each, and several more under that amount.

 

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/04/27/ohio-state-presses-pause-on-11-construction.html

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1 hour ago, Columbo said:

Ohio State halts nearly a dozen construction projects

 

Ohio State University is hitting the pause button on "hundreds of millions" of dollars in construction projects in an effort to preserve financial liquidity as the fallout from Covid-19 continues. ... The construction pause is part of a cost-saving mission for OSU in light of the university already racking up more than $35 million in costs from refunded student fees.

 

Here is the list of the 11 paused projects:

  • 15+HIGH: While Campus Partners, OSU's development arm, will continue to work on the first mixed-use building, already under construction, a second building has been paused.
  • Arts District: The Department of Theatre building will be paused. However, renovations to the School of Music building will continue. The total cost of both projects together is $161.6 million.
  • The Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex will continue design work but will pause after that as "the university evaluates a future timeline and scope."
  • The scope of work for the Instructional Science Building RDM will be evaluated.
  • The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center will be paused. Excavation work is nearly complete.
  • The lacrosse stadium will complete design work and then pause to "evaluate a future timeline and scope as well as fundraising."
  • The library book depository will be delayed. The project had not yet started.
  • Renovations to Lincoln Fields will be delayed.
  • Newton Hall, to expand service for the College of Nursing, is temporarily paused.
  • Taylor Tower renovations will pause.
  • Waterman Multi-Species Animal Learning center will be delayed.

Many projects are still moving forward, including the new inpatient hospital and garage, the new WOSU building, three outpatient care centers for OSU Wexner Medical Center, the School of Music building and more.  At the start of the outbreak, the university had at least 19 ongoing projects that cost at least $20 million each, and several more under that amount.

 

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/04/27/ohio-state-presses-pause-on-11-construction.html

It doesn't seem like they mentioned the research facility for the new Innovation District on Lane and Kenny in either list.  Is that still moving forward?  Maybe I missed it.

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8 minutes ago, TH3BUDDHA said:

It doesn't seem like they mentioned the research facility for the new Innovation District on Lane and Kenny in either list.  Is that still moving forward?  Maybe I missed it.

 

They didn't specifically mention the Innovation District as a project on the paused list.  But that's probably because the Innovation District is still in a planning stage where its not ready to break ground just yet.  Almost every OSU project on this paused list was either ready to use funds to break ground or ready to use funds that would begin a new phase of construction (like 15+High and the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center).

 

OSU is acting like most developers will likely be acting in the next quarter.  If a project is going vertical, it likely will continue construction.  If a project hasn't broken ground or is still in a planning stage, assume its on hold until the economy reopens to a degree that they can see consumer demand returning to pre-virus levels.

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There was some more information about the West Campus Innovation District in yesterday's CU report about the OSU construction projects being paused:  https://www.columbusunderground.com/osu-pausing-some-construction-projects-bw1

 

According to the CU report, "Work will continue, meanwhile, on two significant buildings on OSU’s West Campus – the Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care and the Interdisciplinary Research Facility".  The Interdisciplinary Research Facility will be the anchor for Ohio State's future West Campus Innovation District.

 

According to OSU's website - https://buildingthefuture.osu.edu/projects/interdisciplinary-research-facility - construction is scheduled to begin in July 2020 and continue until March 2023.

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On 5/1/2020 at 9:28 PM, Columbo said:

There was some more information about the West Campus Innovation District in yesterday's CU report about the OSU construction projects being paused:  https://www.columbusunderground.com/osu-pausing-some-construction-projects-bw1

 

According to the CU report, "Work will continue, meanwhile, on two significant buildings on OSU’s West Campus – the Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care and the Interdisciplinary Research Facility".  The Interdisciplinary Research Facility will be the anchor for Ohio State's future West Campus Innovation District.

 

According to OSU's website - https://buildingthefuture.osu.edu/projects/interdisciplinary-research-facility - construction is scheduled to begin in July 2020 and continue until March 2023.

 

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Extents of construction fencing through August this year, according to FOD

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