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Senator Reynolds Announces Millions More for District Projects

Funding Represents Second Phase of $4.2 Billion Capital Budget Process
June 18, 2024
Michele Reynolds News

COLUMBUS—State Senator Michele Reynolds (R-Canal Winchester) announced millions for key Capital Budget projects across Senate District 3 and Franklin County. This is the second phase of the process following last week’s announcement of a $350 million investment by the Senate in Ohio communities from the One-Time Strategic Community Investment Fund.

"This phase of our Capital Budget process is bringing millions more into Central Ohio for us to invest in you," Reynolds said. "These dollars will change countless lives across our region and make our communities the best place to live, work, and raise a family."

The projects funded include:

  • Nationwide Arena Modernization $2,000,000
  • Adaptive Sports: Power of Ability $1,399,000
  • Columbus Museum of Art Upgrades $1,250,000
  • The Buckeye Ranch $1,000,000
  • Canal Winchester McGill Park $600,000
  • LifeTown Columbus: The Kindness Center $500,000
  • Central Presbyterian Church Renovation (CAPA) $500,000
  • Franklin Park Conservatory - Wolfe Palm House and Davis Showhouse $500,000
  • Mid-Ohio Food Collective Eastland Prosperity Center $500,000
  • Netcare Facility Improvements $500,000
  • REV1 Ventures Modern Innovation Center and Incubator $500,000
  • Van Buren Center Essential Renovation $500,000
  • Vista village $500,000
  • City of Grove City Town Center Playground $400,000
  • Linden Green Line Trail Expansion $400,000
  • Maryhaven Residential Treatment Facility Improvements $400,000
  • Final Third Foundation's Pathways Park Facility Development $300,000
  • PAST Foundation - Advanced Manufacturing Fab Lab $300,000
  • AndHealth + Lower Lights Community Specialty Access Project $250,000
  • Childhood League Center $250,000
  • Green Lawn Cemetery Huntington Chapel Restoration Project $250,000
  • Heinzerling Community Capital Infrastructure Project $1,000,000
  • Memorial Wall - Lockbourne/Rickenbacker $250,000
  • Specialty Access Project (PrimaryOne Health & AndHealth) $250,000
  • St. Vincent Behavioral Health Project $250,000
  • The Refuge- New Building $250,000
  • Tobacco Treatment Center of Ohio $250,000
  • Village of Minerva Park Trail Improvement Project $250,000
  • JCC of Greater Columbus $243,000
  • Whetstone Park of Roses $232,000
  • Brobst Park Improvements $200,000
  • Central Ohio Fire Museum Restoration $200,000
  • Sanctuary Night- Expanding to Meet the Need $200,000
  • Shadowbox Expansion $200,000
  • Franklin County Fairgrounds 4H Horse Barns $100,000
  • Livingston Avenue Community New Direction Project $100,000
  • Northern Lights Community Center $100,000
  • Westerville Area Resource Ministry $61,000
  • CRIS Facilities $40,000
  • STEAM and Sensory Motor/Stress Relief for Children and Teachers $25,000

The Capital Budget also includes $600 million for new construction and facility upgrades at Ohio's public schools and $575 million for local infrastructure projects such as roads and water and sewer projects.

The legislature generally approves a Capital Budget every two years, funding needed improvements to public services and facilities across the state, including schools, infrastructure, and mental health and addiction facilities.

The House and Senate introduced similar legislation today that will be vetted in both chambers. See a full list of Capital Budget projects by clicking here, and follow On the Record to keep updated on this year’s Capital Budget process.