The Pizzuti Companies and Haslam Sports Group Announce Conceptual Plans for Mixed-use Development

The Pizzuti Companies and Haslam Sports Group today presented conceptual design plans and renderings for the first phase of a mixed-use development, extending west from the new Columbus Crew soccer stadium to the new riverfront park which provides access to miles of paths, connected by a new Pedestrian bridge over the Olentangy River.

The project will continue the transformation of undeveloped land into a thriving urban destination featuring modern, internationally inspired architecture, and intimate streetscapes with a curated collection of public art. The updated master plan focuses on creating a pedestrian friendly neighborhood within a park-like, riverfront setting.

“Great urban development’s define cities and bring people together,” said Joel S. Pizzuti, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Pizzuti Companies. “This site is centrally located and boasts connectivity to many of Columbus’ great neighborhoods – including the core of downtown and the Arena District, Grandview, Franklinton, and the Short North – and is just two miles from Ohio State University. We are thrilled at the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind, mixed-use destination locals and visitors can enjoy today and well into the future.”

The design style of the architecture was created by Goettsch Partners, drawing off the contextual influences of the project’s site, positioning next to the new Columbus Crew Stadium and adjacent to the rivers. Connecting neighborhoods with beautiful natural resources like riverfront park was also integral to the landscape design, developed by landscape architect, MKSK.

“Together with Haslam Sports Group we have assembled what we believe is a terrific and extremely well-qualified team to deliver on this vision,” added Pizzuti. “Pizzuti has successfully partnered with both Goettsch and MKSK on previous projects and we look forward to continued collaboration as we bring this dynamic project to life.”

“We love the dynamic potential of this community to connect people in a unique and beautiful live, work, and play environment,” said Dee Haslam, CEO of Haslam Sports Group. We are so proud to be part of such a positive community story and economic development project.”

Offering a cohesive mix of office, residential, and retail uses on 6.7 acres of land, the first phase will include a 120,000-square-foot Class A office building with 12,000 feet of ground-floor commercial space, 440 residential apartment homes, and a 15,000-square-foot public plaza.

The five-story office building will have uncompromised views of city skyline and a new riverfront park. The building is designed with tall ceilings, open floor plans, and an abundance of fresh air from the outdoor terraces on each floor of the building. The residential component consists of two buildings, each rising between five and six stories and will feature an elegant palette of materials including brick and natural wood siding and robust property amenities.

Located to the west of its anchor, a world-class open-air stadium and home of the Columbus Crew, phase one is expected to break ground in Q4 of 2021 with an estimated completed date of Q2 2023. Scheduled to open in July 2021, the stadium will host soccer, entertainment, and corporate events.

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