COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --Nationwide Children's Hospital has announced plans to grow its campus near downtown Columbus by two buildings.
Groundbreaking is planned later this year on a faculty office building at the corner of Livingston Ave. and Parsons Ave. Medical staff now at the hospital's main campus will be moved there.
Under discussion is a tunnel connecting not only that new building but others to the main campus.
Also, construction is expected to begin in January, 2015 on the Livingston Ambulatory Building at the corner of Livingston Ave. and S. Grant Ave. on what is now the football field and parking lot for Columbus Africentric School.
Columbus City Schools is leasing the property from the hospital through the 2014 football season while the school district moves forward with their plans to relocate the school.
In a news release, Nationwide Children's Hospital says traffic patterns have been examined and no negative impact on the current residents and businesses in that area is expected.
At the same time, the hospital says, businesses likely will benefit from increased exposure to families accessing the new ambulatory services facility.