Construction has finally begun on the Riverview soccer field.
The project began in 20003 with plans to build a soccer field and recreation center at Riverview Park in the Northside.
After an official ground breaking ceremony in October 2010, the project faced complications due to its location over a site formerly used to deposit industrial waste.
Upturning existing dirt could result in the release of toxic waste, so workers truck clean fill onto the site in order to create a safe environment.
After waiting several months for the fresh soil to compact and settle, the site will be ready for further work.
The completed soccer field will be synthetic in order to allow play in all types of weather.
The first phase of the project including the soccer field and a walking track that will surround the field, is expected to be complete in the spring of 2013.
The second phase of construction will be the recreation center.