Residence Hall has summer date with wrecking ball

After 35 years of service, Ohio State ATI's residence hall is scheduled for demolition. Construction began on the residence hall in 1974 and the building was closed in 2009. An attempt to find a buyer for the building was unsuccessful.

According to Brian Hannah of the CFAES Facility Planning Office, the university performed a thorough facility assessment and determined that the residence facility has outlived its useful life and is too costly to repair.  "The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has teamed up with OSU Student Life to demolish this building," Hanna said.  "An architectural firm is currently finalizing the design documents with demolition expected to take place this winter. In the meantime, the college is evaluating student projections and investigating current market conditions to determine how to meet the needs of the growing undergraduate and graduate student populations on the Wooster Campus.”

Once the demolition is completed, the site will be converted to greenspace.