I hope you are well and safe during this difficult time. We know it's important to stay-in-place, but we still wanted to communicate with area homeowners, safely.
While the Columbus Landmarks Home Preservation Program won't be able to make site visits or conduct workshops, we wanted to share some things that homeowners can do to continue to care for the places in which they live. Now more than ever it is important to maintain safe, healthy homes.
There are also some fun activities for any younger Italian Village residents. Please feel free to share with your community.
Home Preservation Program
Time For DIY Visual Home Inspection Make the most of your time at home by conducting this straightforward visual inspection of your property. Susan Keeny, our Home Preservation Program Director, recommends this annual exercise to identify critical areas to watch and those to resolve. Once complete, if you want to troubleshoot your findings or if you need names of experienced contractors to help with maintenance issues, call/email Susan at 614-221-4508 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ►VISUAL HOME INSPECTION TOOL And don't forget - our Home Preservation Program is a super helpful, free resource for owners of homes 50-years-old and older! ►OLD HOUSE DOS & DON'TS
... And One For The Kids! We know it isn't easy to have kids home all day every day during the COVID-19 crisis. Keep them busy with this home inspection activity that will not only kill a little time (!) but may heighten their understanding of and appreciation for seemingly small things that make home, sweet home. ►KIDS HOME INSPECTION ACTIVITY
SR-315 Updates, Events to Impact Travel Through Aug. 20
State Route 315 Exit Ramp to Reopen August 15
The northbound SR-315 exit ramp to Medical Center Drive and King Avenue will open August 15. New Cannon Drive, between King Avenue and the exit ramp, also will open August 15. Work on Cannon Drive near the Wexner Medical Center will continue through 2019. Traffic will continue to access North Cannon Garage via 10th Avenue to old Cannon Drive. Additional information will be shared in advance to inform motorists when access to the North Cannon Garage resumes via 12th Avenue. View an overall picture of the next phases of construction.
Events to Impact Traffic, Parking, Bus Impacts Through Week of August 20
Multiple events occurring through the week of August 20 will result in roadway restrictions and closures, heavy traffic, travel and bus service delays and increased demand for parking across campus. Motorists should plan ahead, allow additional time and follow the directions of traffic officials. Upcoming events include:
Early Arrival Move-In (Aug. 15) - Multiple roadways, including College Rd., Woodruff Ave., Woody Hayes Dr., Fred Taylor Dr., 11th Ave., 12th Ave., Herrick Dr., Neil Ave., Lane Ave. and High St., will be impacted.
Jay-Z and Beyonce Concert at Ohio Stadium (Aug. 16) - Several parking areas, including those near Ohio Stadium, will be reserved for event at 2 p.m. Traffic delays and minimal parking availability are anticipated around 4 p.m.
Please Note: The Med Center Express and the Overnight On-Demand service will not operate from 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 18 through 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 19. The Overnight On-Demand service will be available starting at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday. The Med Center Express will resume normal operations at 5 a.m. on Sunday. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, allow additional travel time and follow the directions of traffic control officers in this area.
The university continues to support transportation and parking changes related to the relocation of Cannon Drive. To learn more about the Cannon Drive relocation project, please visit fod.osu.edu/cannondrive. For associated parking changes, visit osu.campusparc.com. Please note that all dates are subject to change.