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Campus master plan envisions new Heritage College buildings in 2019

The Heritage College is looking at a three-year time frame to develop new buildings and facilities on the Athens campus. The plan is part of the Ohio University Comprehensive Master Plan 2016, which provides a 10-year roadmap for university development. Now in the final stage of a feasibility study, the college is considering the construction of three buildings along the Union Street corridor, which would provide easy access to OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital and the main university campus; allow for future expansion if necessary; and create a gateway to Ohio University where one did not exist before. Currently, the college’s teaching, office and lab spaces are spread across six buildings, most of which are former dormitories. The feasibility study is expected to wrap up in March. Hammering out specific elements and features of new facilities at the Heritage College, Athens, will occur during the design phase and will include input from faculty, staff and students.

Director of University Planning and Space Management Shawna Bolin presented details about the university’s master plan and the long-term vision for the Athens campus facilities during a community forum for faculty, staff and students on Jan. 27. More details about the master plan can be found online:

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