Participation of residents begins as the planning application for new SC Freiburg stadium moves forward. Long 5 months after it had been initiall filed. A Stadionwelt.de report.
It's been quite some time since the planning application filing back on November 30, 2017. Since then numerous amendments and additional documents were needed before the proceedings were allowed to move forward.
Now the participatory part is open, which means local residents are allowed to indicate how the stadium project would affect them and what measures might need to be taken. Also during this part all relevant governing bodies which have authority over the stadium sites need to be consulted.
It's not clear at this point when a planning permit could be granted. Before that happens, the city of Freiburg will change zoning for the Wolfswinkel site. This part should be done around this summer.
Initially it was hoped that construction on the nearly-35,000-capacity stadium might begin this year, however it may slip to 2019 with the current pace. Expected to cost €76 million, the stadium would thus be ready for opening between 2020 and 2021.