Controlling Board Approves Transfer of More than $6 Million for OSU Projects, Stinziano Says

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than $6 million in priority capital projects were freed up for Ohio State University, thanks to State Controlling Board action on Monday, state Rep. Michael Stinziano said.

“The projects that were funded today are priorities for The Ohio State University and go directly towards student safety and improving education for students. I’m pleased to see these projects move forward,” said Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat.

The Controlling Board approved the transfer of $6.098 million to priority capital projects authorized previously by the Legislature.

The board approved the transfer of:

  • $298,855 to various elevator upgrades.
  • $2.6 million to the Hale Hall renovation project.
  • $1.5 million to the Kottman Hall renovation project.
  • $1.7 million to Smith Lab rehabilitation.

According to state records, the funds will be used for elevator upgrades at several buildings,  the repair to the exterior of Hale Hall and a number of repairs at Smith Lab and Kottman Hall.

The board also approved the release of $1.044 million for improvements to the cooling systems at the Biological Sciences, Parks and Riffe buildings on campus.

Made up of six state lawmakers and a representative of the governor’s office,  the State Controlling Board has the final say over some of the state’s largest spending projects.