COLUMBUS -- Ohio State University officials think a $7 million upgrade along the river that runs along the edge of its main campus will turn that area into a hotspot for students.
The makeover of the Olentangy River is part of a long range plan to make better use of the river that flows near OSU's medical center.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that the city project will add green space and wetlands.
Ohio State's head of administration and planning says the university hasn't taken advantage of the setting.
The university hopes to use the river for more recreation along with environmental and other research.
It also has plans to replace parking lots along the river with green space.