Haslam Sports Group and the Edwards Family, investor-operators of Columbus Crew SC, announced on Monday in conjunction with Columbus-based The Pizzuti Companies, the creation of a joint venture for the commercial development of Confluence Village in downtown Columbus. The joint venture will develop the land adjacent to what will be the Crew's open-air stadium, scheduled to open in July 2021.
Through their development of Confluence Village, the Crew and Pizzuti will transform the surrounding area that has been vacant for decades, with Phase I of the development anticipated to include office; other commercial, non-office; residential; and green space. The joint venture includes a commitment to develop residential units that meet City Workforce Housing standards.
“We are thrilled to partner with one of the leading Central Ohio development firms that brings the wealth of experience that Pizzuti possesses,” Josh Glessing, the Haslam Sports Group's vice president of strategy, said in a statement. “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. We remain on schedule for a July 2021 opening of the new Crew stadium and this joint venture is one of the final pieces of the Confluence Village project.”