Ohio Dominican Acquires AMP Building on Airport Drive

AMP Building

2009-08-07

Columbus, OH - Ohio Dominican University has reached an agreement to purchase the American Municipal Power-Ohio, Inc (AMP-OHIO) building and land at 2600 Airport Drive (Columbus, 43219). The building, built in 1995, spans 32,000 square feet and is situated on 9.3 acres. ODU plans to occupy the building in Fall 2010 following a space conversion.

“The university will convert the space to classrooms to be used primarily to accommodate the future enrollment growth in our adult education program,” said Ron Seiffert, Interim President. “This was a strategic acquisition for the university, as the land and facility is adjacent to our main campus on Sunbury Road.”

ODU’s  LEAD  (Learning Enhanced Adult Degree) program is designed specifically for working adults. The program integrates adult professionals’ work and life experiences in the classroom, while covering more material in less time. Currently ODU LEAD classes are offered at ODU’s main campus and two branch locations -- Easton and Dublin (Tuttle Crossing).

ODU’s main campus currently has 17 buildings that house undergraduate and graduate academic programs, administration offices, faculty offices, a wellness center, classrooms, library, dining hall, coffee shop, bookstore, fitness facility, art gallery, chapel, auditorium and five residence halls. The university also has six athletic fields and facilities as well as five parking lots.

Next week, the university will officially open the new  Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center  – an 82,000-square-foot facility on the west side of Sunbury Road. Construction continues on a new 25,000-square-foot science building, Battelle Hall, scheduled to open on the east side of main campus on Sunbury Road, in August 2010.