AUSTIN, Texas -- A feasibility report concerning McKalla Place’s suitability for a Major League Soccer stadium was released Friday, and the findings are positive for the North Austin location.
Overall, the report states, the location is suitable. Research determined the site currently complies with zoning, has sufficient utility capacity, and the need for daily on-site trips would be minimal.
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If a soccer stadium were not constructed at McKalla Place, an alternate plan involves redeveloping it for uses such as affordable housing, creative space, parks and partnerships with nonprofits.
An Austin City Council resolution directed City Manager Spencer Cronk to evaluate 10414 McKalla Place specifically for use for a Major League Soccer stadium. That report came due Friday.
As part of the evaluation process, 11 community engagement meetings were held and online surveys were provided in English and Spanish.
On Thursday, Precourt Sports Ventures released new artist renderings of the proposed stadium.
McKalla Place is situated on 23.5 acres and is located near The Domain, a popular shopping center.
Precourt Sports Ventures hopes to relocate the Columbus Crew SC to Austin, but there are hurdles. The State of Ohio has sued, claiming the team cannot leave without first considering local buyers.