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Confluence Village is out, and Astor Park is in.
Astor Park is being developed alongside the new Crew Stadium in the Arena District. The stadium will be housed on 13 of the 33 acres on the site, while the majority of the remaining acreage will be dedicated to the mixed-use development.
The name change is a tribute to the birthplace of American soccer. The first American Soccer League was formed in New York City in 1921, when representatives from eight US soccer teams met at the Hotel Astor in Manhattan.
Astor Park here in Columbus will have hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial and office space along with 885 residential units. The residential areas will consist of two large apartment buildings.
“We are committed to designing and programming a walkable neighborhood that not only adds to the vibrancy of the community, but provides opportunities for people to gather, live with art, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience one of the nation’s most dynamic, world-class soccer stadiums,” said Joel S. Pizzuti, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Pizzuti Companies.
One bright future ahead of us, Columbus.
Views from Astor Park: pic.twitter.com/37fHaLlYkh
— Lower.com Field (@LowerFieldCbus) March 16, 2021
The residential buildings will be five and six stories, respectively, and will include a massive fitness center, a pool, and a 4,0000 square foot amenity area complete with a gorgeous rooftop.
Price points for the new development haven’t been disclosed, but there are expected to be 65 studio units, 225 one-bedroom units, 112 two-bedroom units, 34 townhomes, and 8 three-bedroom units.
“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 Haslam Sports Group. “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.”
The stadium is expected to open in July. The full area will eventually include the stadium, the mixed-use development, and a new public park which will have a pedestrian bridge across the Olentangy River.
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