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Details shared on development around new Columbus Crew SC stadium

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Phase 1 development plans around the new Columbus Crew SC Stadium as of Dec. 16, 2020. Groundbreaking expected Q4 2021. (The Pizzuti Companies)

Details have been shared on the first phase of mixed-use development around the new Columbus Crew soccer stadium.

The Pizzuti Companies and Haslam Sports Group shared Wednesday the development will include office, retails and residential spaces.

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“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 organizations say the first phase of a mixed-use development, extending west from the stadium to the new riverfront park, will provide access to miles of paths through a planned pedestrian bridge over the Olentangy River. Pizzuti said development will focus on creating a walkable neighborhood within a park-like, riverfront setting.

He says the mix of office, residential, and retail will siot on 6.7 acres of land, and 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.

“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.”

Groundbreaking for the first phase is expected late 2021 with completion in 2023. The new stadium is still on track to open July 2021.