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Parking Garage Design Unveiled for Newly Renamed Development

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The mixed-use development formerly known as Confluence Village will now be called Astor Park, and the parking garage planned for it will get a first review from the Downtown Commission this week.

As work continues on the new Crew Stadium next door, the Pizzuti Companies and its partners have been unveiling new elements of the development to the commission piece by piece – first the planned office building, then the 440-unit residential portion, and now the garage.

Columbus-based architecture firm Moody Nolan will present its design for the five-story structure during a virtual meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 23.

Plans submitted to the city in advance of the meeting show an angular building with a facade made out of perforated aluminum. Also shown on the plans is a first-floor “bike hub” accessed from the alley running along the southern edge of the building.

A press release sent out last week explained that the development’s new name is meant to honor the 1913 founding of the United States Football Association (now known as the US Soccer Federation), which happened in the Astor House hotel in New York City, in 1913.

“We love how Astor Park is evolving and are excited for the Columbus community to experience the neighborhood in so many unique and exciting ways,” said Dee Haslam, Chief Executive Officer of Crew owner Haslam Sports Group, in a statement. “We’re certainly thrilled that New Crew Stadium within Astor Park points to the exciting future of Crew SC, Major League Soccer and the world-class city of Columbus. While the name Astor Park was derived from its historic soccer roots, we know the neighborhood itself will be vibrant and dynamic with great energy year-round from people working, living, and enjoying the beautiful green space.”

A new three-acre park along the Olentangy River and a pedestrian bridge that will connect up with the Olentangy Trail on the river’s west bank are now both under construction.

For more information on the Downtown Commission, see www.columbus.gov.

The garage would sit across the street from the stadium. Also shown is the proposed five-story office building to the south. Rendering by Moody Nolan.
A new rendering provides an aerial view of the proposed development and the stadium. Courtesy of The Pizzuti Companies and Haslam Sports Group.
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