University Community

Reminder: OHIO to host town hall discussions focused on The Ridges

Ohio University will host town hall discussions on Feb. 21 and March 24 to share information about The Ridges Development Strategy and provide an opportunity for both the University and the Athens community to learn more and share feedback.

Ohio University has partnered with the Buckeye Hills Regional Council and Community Building Partners to create The Ridges Development Strategy. The goal of the strategy is the continued rehabilitation and preservation of the property, including the historic Kirkbride buildings.

The Ridges Development Strategy is intended to move The Ridges Framework Plan, approved in 2015, to implementation and create mixed-use space that will benefit the larger community and leverage an external investment strategy.

Town hall dates and times

Feb. 21, 2023
The Ridges Building 14, Second Floor 

  • Town hall for University Community: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Town hall for Athens Community: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

March 24, 2023
The Ridges Building 14, Second Floor 

  • Town hall for all University and Athens Community members: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Please note, to access Building 14, members of the community are asked to go through the entrance of Building 19 and then follow the signs to the event. For a map of The Ridges, please see this website.

All members of the community who are not able to attend the town halls are invited to submit feedback or ask questions at this website.

For additional information on The Ridges Development Strategy, as well as information on the Ridges, visit

February 14, 2023
Staff reports