Jump to content
Guest noozer

Columbus: Downtown: Columbus Crew Arena / Confluence Village

Recommended Posts

19 minutes ago, cbussoccer said:

 

Here's the site as of 12:40 pm on December 13th, 2019. 

 

image.thumb.png.288ea44b4da345c71740427033a4b53a.png

Ok duh I forgot there was a construction cam..even though I upvoted the post listing it 😖! Thanks for the reminder.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Toddguy said:

Ok duh I forgot there was a construction cam..even though I upvoted the post listing it 😖! Thanks for the reminder.

 

Ha! No worries. I haven't seen any recent drone type shots unfortunately. They've definitely been working full steam ahead though. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A lot of work is currently being done on the foundation of the stadium. To the right of the screenshot you can see some of the below ground foundation work. 

 

image.thumb.png.73bcecb84a55332a2a0af448e1acc824.png

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, TH3BUDDHA said:

Awesome shot! I really despise that weird triangle no-man's land between the tracks, though.

 

Me. Too. Either build some apartments or make it a park or SOMETHING.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lots of work going on at the stadium site. I'm sure this mild winter weather we've been having has been a blessing in terms of construction productivity. 

 

image.thumb.png.ece259cfa1c2708a012550c29a39e596.png

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.thisweeknews.com/news/20200213/email-ties-crew-stadium-land-to-nationwide-loan-restructuring

 

Quote

The negotiations for Nationwide’s 21 acres west of the Arena District went on for 11 months, finally concluding with a sale on the same day that the new economic development agreement settling the loan with Nationwide also was signed.

 

An email last summer from Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s office urged the City Council to approve an unusual property tax deal worth up to $65 million to Nationwide Realty Investors because failing to do so could jeopardize buying land from the company that was needed for a new Downtown soccer stadium.

 

Quote

“Specifically, passage of the (agreement with Nationwide Realty Investors) now will allow the Crew to move forward with preliminary site prep currently planned to commence on August 1, 2019, and real site work and demolition currently planned to commence in early September,” Paul wrote. “Our belief is that NRI may not accommodate if they do not have passage of the (tax increment financing) changes with the city.”

 

The email, first reported this week by public radio station WOSU, repeatedly ties the two agreements together, noting that “the acquisition of the stadium land” faced an Aug. 31, 2019, deadline, requiring that the property tax deal be approved quickly “so that we can start construction” of the soccer stadium.

 

  • Thanks 1

Very Stable Genius

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/20/2019 at 5:41 AM, DTCL11 said:

Looks like NRI has some pretty tough demands on releasing the land if it still hasn't been inked. Hearing that the deal is 'close' for a couple months indicates that it's much more than a simple transaction of selling land in the effort to save the team and makes me believe they are looking for a long term financial benefit rather than a one time transaction. It harkens back to a brief reference in a thread of NRI holding land. NRI and Kaufman have an 'agreement to acquire' rather than 'purchase' or stating that Kaufman is buying the land as articles at the time reported for the non-NRI parcels. Could be semantics but the word choices seem pretty specific. 

 

The article also goes on to talk about the fact the city still has not transferred their land and won't until the final private land deal is signed. 

 

No one has stated the deal is in trouble but someone is definitely playing some hardball to squeeze out benefits. 

 

 

 

I'm just gonna leave this here from September....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Commission to Weigh in on New Downtown Park, Pedestrian Bridge

 

spacer.png

 

The latest plans for a new pedestrian bridge and riverfront park near the new Crew stadium will be presented to the Downtown Commission next week.

 

Materials submitted to the city in advance of the meeting show new landscaped areas on both sides of the river, as well as other amenities like a kayak launch, a bike share station, a dog park, and a new trail running along the east side of the river that appears to extend both south to the Downtown riverfront and north to the Reach on Goodale site.

 

https://www.columbusunderground.com/commission-to-weigh-in-on-new-downtown-park-pedestrian-bridge-bw1/

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

  • Like 6
  • Love 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, cbussoccer said:

 

Commission to Weigh in on New Downtown Park, Pedestrian Bridge

 

spacer.png

 

The latest plans for a new pedestrian bridge and riverfront park near the new Crew stadium will be presented to the Downtown Commission next week.

 

Materials submitted to the city in advance of the meeting show new landscaped areas on both sides of the river, as well as other amenities like a kayak launch, a bike share station, a dog park, and a new trail running along the east side of the river that appears to extend both south to the Downtown riverfront and north to the Reach on Goodale site.

 

https://www.columbusunderground.com/commission-to-weigh-in-on-new-downtown-park-pedestrian-bridge-bw1/

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

I like it. The kayak storage is a great idea.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like it, which means I'm going to be really underwhelmed when the designs/heights for the mixed-use part of all this is presented.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

New renderings released for pedestrian bridge near Crew stadium 

 

A fuller picture has emerged of the proposed $2 million pedestrian bridge that aims to connect the new $300 million Crew stadium, now under construction, with the west side of the Olentangy River, the Olentangy Trail and the Central Ohio Greenways System.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/02/21/new-renderings-released-for-pedestrian-bridge-near.html

 

New-Columbus-Crew-Stadium-rendering-fall


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is great. Design is a bit bland so I hope they dress it up with LED lighting accents of some sort. 

 

hopefully this paves the way for another pedestrian bridge from North Bank park into franklinton/Scioto peninsula. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/21/2020 at 8:27 PM, jonoh81 said:

I like it, which means I'm going to be really underwhelmed when the designs/heights for the mixed-use part of all this is presented.

 

They're (probably) going to be 4 to 5 stories, you can see the heights labeled in this image.

Edited by .justin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, .justin said:

 

They're (probably) going to be 4 to 5 stories, you can see the heights labeled in this image.

Good eyes. I'd missed that originally. I'd almost rather they not force it and leave one or two lots as an empty grass lot for now and then go taller later. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, 17thState said:

Good eyes. I'd missed that originally. I'd almost rather they not force it and leave one or two lots as an empty grass lot for now and then go taller later. 

 

Or build them to allow upward expansion in the future 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Columbus council OKs initial $13 million for new Crew stadium, Mapfre project

Bill Bush - Mon. Feb 24, 2020

Link: https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200224/columbus-council-oks-initial-13-million-for-new-crew-stadium-mapfre-project

 

"The payment is the first of three annual cash installments totaling $38 million that the city originally announced it would contribute to the project under its initial pledge to provide $50 million. The city also will donate an additional $12 million in city-funded infrastructure improvements to the Confluence Village stadium site west of the Arena District."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...