The Ohio State University’s long-term planning vision, Framework 2.0, identified west campus as a future innovation district. As previously announced, the district will be anchored by three new projects along Kenny Road, including an Interdisciplinary Research Facility, a co-located Energy Advancement and Innovation Center and West Campus Ambulatory Facilities.
To facilitate future development, Ohio State is entering the City of Columbus’ formal process to update portions of its west campus zoning. The effort intends to bring zoning up to 2019 contemporary code and standards and will address some setbacks and storm water management, but the approximately 300 acres will remain zoned as University College Research Park District (UCPRD). The university will not be requesting changes to the 150’ no-build zone along North Star Road.
In September, the university will host a community open house to provide additional details and to gather input from students, faculty, staff and neighbors. Residents of Columbus, Upper Arlington, Clinton Township and all nearby communities are welcome to attend. Dates and final details will be communicated well in advance.
The City of Columbus public review process for rezoning will then begin in October at the City of Columbus Development Commission with the goal to be considered for approval by the Columbus City Council in November.
Questions regarding the open house can be directed to Ohio State’s Erin Prosser (firstname.lastname@example.org).