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Updating a post from 2016 about the massive Cannon Drive relocation project - which is underway next to the OSU Medical Campus.  OSU now has a dedicated website for the Cannon Drive project at https://fod.osu.edu/cannondrive.  That website shows the four phases of construction for the Cannon Drive relocation project.  So I'm updating my previous post to incorporate this information:

 

The previous configuration of Cannon Drive between John Herrick Drive (northern extent) to King Avenue (southern extent):

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The four phases of construction for the Cannon Drive relocation project from https://fod.osu.edu/cannon_07

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The final configuration of the relocated Cannon Drive between John Herrick Drive and King Avenue:

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This Cannon Drive relocation project is part of the university's Framework 2.0 master plan to support future growth of the university and the Medical Center.

 

-- Cannon Drive will be straightened and moved closer to the Olentangy River.  The relocated road will also be raised 8 feet - which will provide flood protection for the medical center by removing it from an existing 500-year flood plain.

 

-- The project is removing a huge 1900-space parking lot that was located between old Cannon Drive and the river.  The space between the new Cannon Drive and the river will turned into green space.

 

-- The new location of Cannon Drive will also create 12 acres of developable land to allow for the future expansion of the OSU Medical Center, including a planned $1 billion new medical tower.

 

More about the project at https://fod.osu.edu/cannondrive

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Some recent news about the Cannon Drive relocation project:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/08/13/cannon-drive-update-one-rt-315-off-ramp-reopens.html

 

-- In May, the two ramps connecting the old Cannon Drive to the State Route 315 freeway were closed into the project area next to the Medical Center in order to expedite construction for the new Cannon Drive.

 

-- This week, the southern-most ramp connecting SR 315 into the project area was reopened.  This is an exit ramp from northbound 315 to the Medical Center.  Part of the new Cannon Drive, located between King Avenue and this ramp, also opened.

 

-- The northern-most ramp connecting SR 315 and the Medical Center is still closed.  This on-ramp to southbound 315 is scheduled to reopen in late November.

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View looking south of Cannon Drive relocation project area from https://fod.osu.edu/cannondrive

 

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Below is an aerial view the construction area looking northeast toward the Medical Campus.  It shows both ramps from 315 crossing the Olentangy River into the project area.  The ramp closest to the foreground is exit ramp that has reopened this week:

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This is a conceptual rendering from a similar angle showing the same ramp after the Cannon Drive relocation project is completed.  The rendering shows new green space west of the new Cannon Drive facing the Olentangy River.  The rendering also shows conceptual new medical buildings east of the new Cannon Drive on the 12 acres of new developable land created by this project:

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Ohio State plans to build one garage for new hospital tower, then tear two others down

 

Ohio State University's 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.

 

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/11/14/ohio-state-plans-to-build-one-garage-for-new.html

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Ohio State sees development opportunities opening up along relocated Cannon Drive

 

Ohio State 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.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/02/13/ohio-state-sees-development-opportunities-opening.html

 

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^ Just getting around to posting about this February story about the relocated Cannon Drive next to the OSU Medical Center.  Below is an aerial from the print edition of Business First showing the relocated Cannon Drive (with snow because its from February!)189283262_OSUMedicalCenter-CannonDriverelocationaerial-2019a.png.23ec689620589e44362f9ab77a2f556d.png

 

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So this whole thing is being built as originally planned still, right? That article says "replacement" for the 840 beds. It's not an addition? What's going on with the old building with the beds? Just curious.

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1 hour ago, Zyrokai said:

So this whole thing is being built as originally planned still, right? That article says "replacement" for the 840 beds. It's not an addition? What's going on with the old building with the beds? Just curious.

 

It looks the new 840-bed hospital is an "addition" to the 21-story, 420-bed James Cancer Hospital that opened in 2012 - but is a "replacement" to the older 440-bed University Hospital contained in Doan and Rhodes Halls.  According to Business First in https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/02/13/ohio-state-sees-development-opportunities-opening.html

 

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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 new hospital will have twice the capacity of the $1.1 billion, 420-bed, 21-story James Cancer Hospital that opened in 2012.  The future center will replace the 440-bed Doan and Rhodes halls.  If all goes to plan, the new hospital will open in 2025.  The new corridor also will include a 1,870-space parking garage to replace two others that have a combined 1,100 spaces.  And the school will demolish Starling-Loving Hall, the former inpatient building that’s been repurposed as office space.

 

 

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20 minutes ago, aderwent said:

From Instagram you can see the Canon Drive realignment and the Battelle property development.

 

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This is mine! I was just getting ready to upload it haha

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1 hour ago, jebleprls22 said:

This is mine! I was just getting ready to upload it haha

Great picture! Most airplane window seat pics aren't that good!

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/06/21/ohio-state-construction-watch-heres-when-cannon.html

 

According to the above linked Business First article, the newly built section of Cannon Drive between 12th Avenue and John Herrick Drive was scheduled to open Friday night.  This $52 million first phase of the project is largely complete, except for the final landscaping work which will continue throughout 2019.  The total two-phase project straightens Cannon Drive, moves it closer to the Olentangy River and raises it 8 feet - shielding the medical center from a 100- and 500-year flood risk.

 

The second phase will extend Annie and John Glenn Drive to Cannon Drive, create flood protection walls and demolish the Drake Union building (relocating it to the developing arts district near High Street).  That phase will last into 2022 and will cost $120 million.

 

Cannon Drive runs along OSU's hospital district, where the school will build an 840-bed replacement for the original University Hospital.  This new hospital will have twice the capacity of the $1.1 billion, 420-bed, 21-story James Cancer Hospital that opened in 2012.  This future hospital will replace the 440-bed Doan and Rhodes halls.  As currently scheduled, the new hospital would open in 2025.

 

The OSU Medical Center also plans a 1,870-space parking garage to replace two others that have a combined 1,100 spaces and would also demolish Starling-Loving Hall, a former inpatient building that’s been repurposed as office space.

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1 hour ago, Columbo said:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/06/21/ohio-state-construction-watch-heres-when-cannon.html

 

According to the above linked Business First article, the newly built section of Cannon Drive between 12th Avenue and John Herrick Drive was scheduled to open Friday night.  This $52 million first phase of the project is largely complete, except for the final landscaping work which will continue throughout 2019.  The total two-phase project straightens Cannon Drive, moves it closer to the Olentangy River and raises it 8 feet - shielding the medical center from a 100- and 500-year flood risk.

 

The second phase will extend Annie and John Glenn Drive to Cannon Drive, create flood protection walls and demolish the Drake Union building (relocating it to the developing arts district near High Street).  That phase will last into 2022 and will cost $120 million.

 

Cannon Drive runs along OSU's hospital district, where the school will build an 840-bed replacement for the original University Hospital.  This new hospital will have twice the capacity of the $1.1 billion, 420-bed, 21-story James Cancer Hospital that opened in 2012.  This future hospital will replace the 440-bed Doan and Rhodes halls.  As currently scheduled, the new hospital would open in 2025.

 

The OSU Medical Center also plans a 1,870-space parking garage to replace two others that have a combined 1,100 spaces and would also demolish Starling-Loving Hall, a former inpatient building that’s been repurposed as office space.

Disappointed about demolishing Starling-Loving Hall. It's a beautiful historic building, but I understand the pressures from the medical center for modern spaces. Seemingly it could be avoided if done in tandem with whatever will replace the Doan and Rhodes halls... But I guess the timeline isn't working out that way.

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"This new hospital will have twice the capacity of the $1.1 billion, 420-bed, 21-story James Cancer Hospital that opened in 2012." ummmmmm yes!! 😲 I wonder how many stories this thing could reach 

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9 hours ago, SavedTheCrew said:

"This new hospital will have twice the capacity of the $1.1 billion, 420-bed, 21-story James Cancer Hospital that opened in 2012." ummmmmm yes!! 😲 I wonder how many stories this thing could reach 

 

42-stories?! 😮

 

Seriously though, just because it will have twice the capacity (which I'm assuming means twice the beds) doesn't automatically mean it will be twice the size. I'm not familiar with what all is in the James, but in theory half of the existing building could be office space that won't need to be replicated in the new building. Regardless, it's going to be a very large building. 

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^ It could be, although that rendering is purely conceptual and was not done by the architect that will be designing the new building because they haven't even selected one yet. 

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On 6/24/2019 at 10:40 AM, jebleprls22 said:

Disappointed about demolishing Starling-Loving Hall. It's a beautiful historic building, but I understand the pressures from the medical center for modern spaces. Seemingly it could be avoided if done in tandem with whatever will replace the Doan and Rhodes halls... But I guess the timeline isn't working out that way.

 

I can't find the written source but I had heard that only the relatively hideous 1950s era portion of Starling-Loving was going to be demolished, along with the low-slung optometry building to the south. Fingers crossed that is still the case. 

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8 hours ago, HarrisonWester2 said:

 

I can't find the written source but I had heard that only the relatively hideous 1950s era portion of Starling-Loving was going to be demolished, along with the low-slung optometry building to the south. Fingers crossed that is still the case. 

The whole complex is a strange mixture of architecture -- the two original buildings were connected and then added onto and then expanded again... I don't see Ohio State attempting to preserve a historic facade shell with a new build interior, but stranger things have happened... 

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20 hours ago, NorthShore647 said:

Looking north from Med Center Drive at the new and old Cannon Dr. cannon.thumb.jpg.c0b3649180ec39b8ceda5a423ea2a1e5.jpg

 

I like how this image shows the 8 foot elevation difference between the new and old Cannon Drive that will provide flood protection for the OSU Med Center.

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Ohio State to seek trustee approval for $156M health sciences center

 

Ohio State University is ready to move ahead with a $156 million Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center in which hands-on and collaborative learning among several disciplines does away with the century-old model of academic medicine, said Dr. Hal Paz, health affairs chancellor.

 

Trustees are to vote on the proposal next week, although staff has not yet defined a funding source. The board had already approved the broader concept of a health sciences campus in the 2017 master plan.

 

"This new academic health model takes advantage of the latest technology and brightest minds to educate professionals prepared to address the changing health needs of diverse populations. This is the key to building healthier communities," Paz, the university's executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs and Wexner Medical Center CEO, said in a statement.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/08/23/ohio-state-to-seek-trustee-approval-for-156m.html

 

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On 8/24/2019 at 10:25 PM, ColDayMan said:

Ohio State to seek trustee approval for $156M health sciences center

 

Ohio State University is ready to move ahead with a $156 million Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center in which hands-on and collaborative learning among several disciplines does away with the century-old model of academic medicine, said Dr. Hal Paz, health affairs chancellor.

 

Trustees are to vote on the proposal next week, although staff has not yet defined a funding source. The board had already approved the broader concept of a health sciences campus in the 2017 master plan.

 

"This new academic health model takes advantage of the latest technology and brightest minds to educate professionals prepared to address the changing health needs of diverse populations. This is the key to building healthier communities," Paz, the university's executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs and Wexner Medical Center CEO, said in a statement.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/08/23/ohio-state-to-seek-trustee-approval-for-156m.html

 

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I like that OSU is keeping portions of Starling-Loving and Hamilton. Hopefully they're renovation is part of the project.

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Demolitions Part of Latest Plan from OSU

 

The OSU Board of Trustees will vote this week on a $156 million plan to renovate and expand Hamilton Hall at 1645 Neil Ave.

 

The new, 100,000-square-foot addition would be built along West 10th Avenue and would require the demolition of portions of Starling Loving Hall and Fry Hall.

 

The new facility is to be called the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center and would hold classrooms, a 6,000-square-foot “informal learning space,” and a 125-seat reading room.

 

More below:

https://www.columbusunderground.com/osu-neil-avenue-corridor-bw1

 

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Ohio State Wexner Medical Center proposes parking garage, preparatory projects for ongoing expansion

 

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Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center plans to build another hospital-area parking garage, bringing the total back to eight when all projects are done, as plans take shape for a future 880-bed hospital tower.

 

Medical center and university trustees are set to vote this week on several construction projects for both inpatient and outpatient expansion, as well as a $156 million interdisciplinary educational building for multiple health sciences colleges. (More on that here.)

 

Also, the College of Nursing is seeking approval to finish design and start construction on a $24.5 million revamp of its Newton Hall headquarters, including renovation of the 50-year-old building and a 35,000-square-foot addition, which would enable some offices of the college to return from off-campus leased space. This proposal will go to the full board but not medical center trustees.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/08/27/ohio-state-wexner-medical-center-proposes-parking.html

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Ohio State Wexner Medical Center revenue surges past $4 billion

 

Revenue surged past $4 billion for the first time in yet another record year for Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center as it gears up for another expansion, according to a presentation for trustees.

 

Operating income also hit $402 million, a 10% margin and the highest total since $358 million in 2015, according to Columbus Business First analysis of historic results.  Revenue for the year ended June 30 increased 9.4% over fiscal 2018, and was 3.7% over budget.  Operating income surpassed budget estimates by a whopping 42%.  In a time of declining or steady inpatient admissions nationwide, Ohio State's admissions increased by 4% over 2018, but still were a hair under budget projections.  Outpatient visits were up by 6% and surgeries 4%.

 

There are several reasons why OSU's inpatient volume is expected to increase as community hospitals shift to more outpatient care.  Among them, the academic medical center has Central Ohio's only transplant center, a federally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a trauma center certified for the most severe injuries.  That's why it's among the few systems in the country planning a more than billion-dollar inpatient expansion that adds net new beds instead of simply replacing old.  Trustees are to consider a proposal this week for another parking garage, yet another preparatory project for a new hospital and other expansion plans.

 

MORE:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/08/28/ohio-state-wexner-medical-center-revenue-surges.html

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4 minutes ago, GCrites80s said:

Not really, people assume that he stole millions from Wexner. Wexner had to get rid of him back in 2007 because he saw stuff he didnt like.

 

I have spoken with a lot of people who believe there is a good chance Wexner was much more than an innocent bystander who was duped by Epstein. I personally lean toward that opinion as well. However, keep in mind that the vast majority of people are likely unaware that Wexner and Epstein are connected, are generally unaware of much of Epstein's story other than it was a big deal that he "committed suicide" a couple weeks ago.

 

Anyway....this is probably a topic for a current events thread.

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I came across some interesting comments about the potential height of the new medical tower in the comments section of a CU article.  Take them with a grain of salt, but it’s fun to read and speculate.

 

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FYI. I heard from a reliable source that the OSU Hospital tower will be 420 feet tall with a 60 foot lighted "lantern" feature on top. I am not sure if the 60 foot feature is included in the 420 ft or in addition. The new tower will be 12 floors taller than the most recent tower.

 

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Bob- I am a part-time uber driver. Back in March i picked up the lead engineer from the Architecture firm working on the project and took him to the airport (to Nashville). We talked about the project the whole time. It will consist of 820 beds which is twice the number in the current tower. According to this gentleman the new tower will not only be 120 taller than the current tower but will also have a bigger footprint. It will be according to him the biggest capital project in OSU history and will be the the fourth tallest hospital in the USA. He said that as soon as two parking garages are built near cannon and the hospital exit, two existing garages will be demolished and the construction will begin. Give me props if I turn out to be correct! lol

 

Here’s the article it’s from: https://www.columbusunderground.com/north-market-tower-gets-major-design-update#disqus_thread

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2 hours ago, TH3BUDDHA said:

I came across some interesting comments about the potential height of the new medical tower in the comments section of a CU article.  Take them with a grain of salt, but it’s fun to read and speculate.

 

 

Then, in response to another comment:

 

 

Here’s the article it’s from: https://www.columbusunderground.com/north-market-tower-gets-major-design-update#disqus_thread

Perhaps something along the lines of this hospital in Houston.  Ya never know.....

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I took these while biking up the Olentangy so they aren't the best quality. The first two are from the trail between King and the 315 off-ramp. All of the landscaping is done between Cannon and the river here.

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The bike path currently goes up to the future intersection at W 10th where much of the terraforming in this section finishing up. Until the trail section between W 10th and the 315 on-ramp is finished, the trail detours onto Cannon until Herrick. It is in this section where the future hospital tower will be on the right. 

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