Ohio State University trustees last week approved a set of guidelines that will shape Campus and surrounding neighborhoods for the next 50 years.

Ohio State University trustees last week approved a set of guidelines that will shape Campus and surrounding neighborhoods for the next 50 years.

The public is invited to take a look at OSU's revised master plan at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Gateway Film Center. Though it results from three years of planning and an extended architectural review process, the proposal still includes more concept than concrete detail.

Among loftier goals are moving State Rte. 315 farther west, improving the area near Lane Avenue and High Street and tearing down St. John Arena, which needs $40 million in repairs. The plan also includes changes to the medical center, student housing and the West Campus research park.

"We're turning the whole planning process on its head," university President E. Gordon Gee told the Dispatch.

Thursday's panel will include representatives from OSU and Campus Partners for Community Urban Redevelopment. Tickets cost $55 or $10 for students. Find out more at columbus.uli.org.