A number of restaurant owners in downtown Columbus say communication from the Kristen Brown administration is a major reason they could not succeed.
One member of the Downtown Columbus Independent Restaurant Association says more retail is needed downtown.
Before Downtown Columbus, Incorporated may be disbanded, leases with its tenants must be renegotiated.
Earlier this month, the project also lost the financial backing of the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation.
Mayor Kristen Brown campaigned, in part, on a platform of eliminating the sports complex.
The Columbus Redevelopment Commission has awarded a $12.4 million bid on the new downtown Commons to a Columbus-based company.
Bids for the construction of the new Commons in downtown Columbus have come in millions of dollars lower than projected.
The City of Columbus is already advertising for bids to build the Commons, even though the results of a remonstrance to block its construction are not known.