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Pizzuti Partners on Mixed-Use Development at New Crew Stadium Site

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pizzuti Partners on Mixed-Use Development at New Crew Stadium Site
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A joint venture between Haslam Sports Group, The Edwards Family, and The Pizzuti Companies was announced today to lead the mixed-use development portion of the Confluence Village project, which will surround the new Downtown Crew Stadium currently under construction.

“We are thrilled to partner with one of the leading Central Ohio development firms that brings the wealth of experience that Pizzuti possesses,” stated Josh Glessing, VP of Strategy for Haslam Sports Group. “They have a long history of developing projects in Columbus and share our vision to complement the Arena District in a way that will spur further investment and advance the City’s Workforce Housing priorities”

Crew Stadium — Under construction on May 4, 2020 — Photo by Walker Evans.

The release stated that Phase I will include office space, non-office commercial space, a residential component and greenspace. A separate announcement from Columbus City Council today stated that the residential plan calls for 440 units of housing with 10 percent of apartments priced at the 80 percent area median income level, and 10 percent priced at the 100 percent area median income level.

Columbus City Council is slated to vote tonight on approvals for the project which will launch the design development phase of the project, which includes the construction of a city-owned parking garage on 1.25 acres of the site. The new 600-750 space garage will service businesses, residents and events at Confluence Village.

The original plans for Confluence Village from 2018 outlined that 15 acres of the 33 acre site would be designated for private development, slated at that time to include 270,000 square feet of private commercial and office space that can accommodate up to 1,300 employees and 885 residential units, with a minimum of 20% affordable units.

The plan for Confluence Village was first announced in December 2018, and the stadium plan was approved in December 2019. The large-scale project also includes a new bike/pedestrian bridge that will connect Confluence Village with the Olentangy Trail system. The stadium is expected to open in July 2021.

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