Campus Partners Unveils Plans for 15th & High Development
Representatives from Campus Partners and The Ohio State University announced their full plan for the large-scale redevelopment surrounding the 15th Avenue and High Street intersection in the University District.
“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to provide connectivity between the university and the community,” said Keith Myers, Ohio State’s associate vice president for Planning and Real Estate and chair of the Campus Partners Board. “A signature public space east of High Street, soon to be known as University Square, will complement Ohio State’s dynamic arts district on the west side of High Street.”
The plan calls for an improved connection between the University and off-campus areas through several new components including a new pedestrian-centric public square, new mixed-use buildings, a comprehensive parking strategy to accomodate new development, and a revamped Pearl Alley that will serve as a new retail corridor.
The most significant new built structure will come in the form of a new hotel that mirrors the look of the Thompson Library.
“This is an exciting time as we’re now going to see all of our planning and community discussions come to fruition,” said Amanda Hoffsis, president of Campus Partners. “We can now begin the infrastructure improvements that will benefit the neighborhood well beyond this development’s boundary.”
The new plans include the previously announced Edwards Communities development that was approved in April. Demolition work is expected to begin soon on the eight buildings that will be razed to make room for the new buildings.