The city of Austin's Major League Soccer team has received the second of two site plan permits needed for construction work on-site.
The city granted Austin FC the first site plan permit, called an F1, in August prior to the Sept. 9 groundbreaking. The F1 permit allows crews to do what is called flat work, said Sylvia Arzola, public information specialist for the city's development services department, in an email. This involves clearing the land and grading, or leveling, the site. The stadium site is located at 10414 McKalla Place, Austin near the intersection of Burnet Road and Braker Lane.
On Oct. 2, the city awarded the second site plan permit, called the F2, that allows for more earthwork and drilling, said Tom Webb, vice president of public relations and broadcast for Austin FC.
Next steps for the stadium include securing the building permit as well as the trade permits for plumbing, electrical and mechanical work. Arzola said via email that inspections of the trade and building permits will occur during construction, and the building cannot be occupied until Austin FC receives a final inspection and the certificate of occupancy.
Austin FC officials have previously stated construction would take about 18 months and the team anticipates starting play in spring 2021.
The team set up a construction camera so residents can watch the construction progress in real time. The video is available here: https://austinfc.com/#stadium.