Ohio State University’s west campus transforming into tech R&D hub

Ohio State University has recommitted to developing its western reach at Kenny Road and Lane Avenue as a technology-focused center of research and innovation after decades of indecision as to the role it should play in the university’s education mission.

The OSU Board of Trustees in late February accepted the Framework 2.0 guide to the broader development of university properties. But the creation of a science and technology research park on 280 vacant acres bounded by Kenny, North Star and Kinnear roads and Lane Avenue dominated the discussion of OSU’s long-term development plans of the west campus as the emerging centerpiece of the university’s mission.

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Written by Brian Ball.

Originally published May 13, 2019.

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