Boundless, Worthington Schools and National Church Residences Explore Inclusive Campus to Benefit Worthington

Joint development planned for 45-acre Worthington site

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Columbus, OH – I Am Boundless, Inc. enthusiastically announced a potential partnership with two other community-focused entities, Worthington City Schools and National Church Residences, as it continues the master planning process for its 45-acre Worthington property located on E. Dublin Granville Road, the former home of Harding Hospital.

“We started the Worthington campus master planning process to evaluate how best to create a world-class facility focused around children with autism,” said Dr. Patrick Maynard, president & CEO, Boundless. “When we found we had more land than we needed, we sought partner organizations that care about people as much as we do. Though we’re just at the start of a lengthy process, we are confident we’ve chosen the right partners to build a state-of-the-art campus that integrates holistically with other community needs.”

In December of 2018, Boundless released a Request for Proposal which ignited the partner selection process. Worthington City Schools and National Church Residences were selected based on their shared vision of service to the Worthington community.

“The need for senior housing in Worthington exceeds what’s currently available,” said George Tabit, vice president of senior housing development, National Church Residences. “That’s why we’re so excited about the possibilities of this exceptional partnership,” he continued. “Our goal is to enable seniors to remain home for life and to be part of an intergenerational campus inclusive of all abilities, ages, and neighbors.”

“The Boundless property becoming available presented an unexpected and rare opportunity to acquire land,” said Trent Bowers, EdD, superintendent, Worthington Schools. “We look forward to working closely with Boundless and National Church Residences to further develop this vision together with Worthington families.”

Boundless is a nonprofit with nearly forty-years’ experience providing person-centered services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges. After acquiring and integrating Step-by-Step Academy in 2018, Boundless moved its offices to Worthington and began a master planning process to optimize the use of the campus while honoring the history and natural beauty of the location and surroundings.

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