Saturday, January 9, 2010

Medical Center Expansion - New Greenspace on West 8th & Community Garden Update

Good afternoon, NECKO...  Here is the second part of the communication from the OSU Medical Center.  In summary, it appears that the neighborhood's longstanding request to address the gravel lot on West 8th at Michigan will be addressed this year!  And, the community garden project off of Perry is also moving forward.  Great news for the neighborhood!

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To:       Our Neighbors

From:   Steven G. Gabbe, MD
Senior Vice President for Health Science
  Chief Executive Officer, OSU Medical Center

(continued from Section One)

During the meeting one of the NECKO residents commented on the amount of dust originating from the gravel parking lot on Eighth Avenue adjacent to our parking garage.  We have looked into this matter and feel that we can go forward with removing that parking lot and creating a green space that will enhance the aesthetics of our Medical Center campus and be enjoyed by NECKO residents.  We will start the design activities during the winter and try to begin the construction in the spring. It is also my understanding that progress is being made to finalize your efforts to create a community garden on the University property nearby. We at the Medical Center and throughout the University are interested in demonstrating that we do want to be good neighbors and work together to create mutually beneficial initiatives. (emphasis added)

(continued in Section Three)
For more information about the community garden project, please see our website at: