Traditions at Scott and Curl Market together serve as the culinary hearts of the new community created by The Ohio State University’s 3,200-bed North Residential District project. The two foodservice operations feature one-stop dining, with each station equipped to be a destination.

When it comes to creating a home-away-from-home for college students, it’s usually a safe bet to focus on food. Just ask planners at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, who have spent the past eight years and more than $370 million rebuilding and expanding the school’s North Residential District. The initiative was launched in 2008 with the goal of requiring OSU freshmen and sophomores to live on campus as of fall ’16 to better foster their sense of community. When the construction dust settles, the project will have added more than 3,200 beds, 11 new residential buildings and three additions to existing residential facilities.

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