Powell council paves way for major OSU Wexner development near Olentangy Liberty #Ohio_StateJanuary 13, 2019
KELLEY YOUMAN, THISWEEKNEWS.COM Jul 17, 2018 at 1:10 PMJul 17, 2018 at 1:34 PM
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is poised to make history in Powell.
City Council on July 5 unanimously approved a pre-annexation agreement between the city and the university for about 30 acres at 3315 Royal Belfast Road, at the northeast corner of Home Road and Sawmill Parkway, across from Liberty High School.
The site will go through the city’s planning and zoning process as part of annexation.
The zoning commission on July 11 reviewed a sketch plan from Ohio State.
The project includes two phases; the first of which will be the construction of a 150,000-square-foot, five-story ambulatory care center and the construction of a second, two-story building consisting of another 56,000-square feet of space.
The university is working on a similar project at Hamilton Road and state Route 161 in Columbus.
Both projects are an effort to bring the services of the main OSU campus medical center closer to home, Underhill said.
Commission members were generally supportive of the project and its location along two, major arterial county roads.
I think this is outstanding, and it’s going to improve the quality of life in this community for years to come,” said commission member Joe Jester.