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Construction on new Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Building starts April 1

Campus News | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Columbus State will start the construction project for our new Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Building at Mount Vernon and Cleveland avenues on Sunday, April 1. Construction is scheduled to run through August 2019. Here’s what you need to know about construction impact.

rendering of building

Starting April 1, parking lot access at Cleveland Avenue and Naghten Street will close during construction and will reopen at the completion of the project.

During construction, parking will be restricted in the lot bordered by Cleveland Avenue, Spring Street and Mount Vernon Avenue. Parking will remain reserved for students within the lot adjacent to the construction site, with access from Spring Street and Mount Vernon Avenue. Parking for construction workers is being provided off campus. It is important to know that Columbus State restriped all campus parking lots last year to ensure sufficient parking during this construction project, and that some parking reserved for the construction site will reopen when the project is complete.

The sidewalk on the east side of Cleveland Avenue between Spring Street and Mount Vernon Avenue will be closed during construction. Pedestrians will be directed to use the sidewalk on the west side of Cleveland Avenue.

Fencing will be maintained around the construction site perimeter for the duration of the project. Click here for an image of the impacted area.

As part of the construction, Mount Vernon Avenue will permanently close at Cleveland Avenue in 2019. Anticipated in early spring of 2019, this closing will result in the termination of Mount Vernon Avenue at existing parking access points, its conversion to a two-way drive with on-street parking, and the creation of continuous green space between the new building and the Center for Technology and Learning. The city will also add limited public parking along Cleveland Avenue.

Thank you for your patience as we take on this major campus improvement project.


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