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Dream City breaks ground in Southwest Austin

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One pastor's dreams are one step closer to coming true.

The PromiseLand West church has broken ground on Dream City, a multi-million dollar compound in Southwest Austin which includes an outdoor amphitheater.

Built on a 68-acre lot, Dream City is slated to include student and counseling centers, a worship center, hike and bike trails and an amphitheater.

Located in the middle of three residential neighborhoods, many neighbors say they welcome the church, but are concerned with what else could come with it.

"We want the community to be part of our church,” Pastor Randy Philips with the church said. “We're not trying to alienate them. We're trying to be part of the fabric that they've already created."

Traffic and noise are among the top concerns held by neighbors.

"The traffic is what I was wondering about,” neighbor Paula Grasso said. “The entrances and exits I think one is not enough and they'll definitely need a light."

Pastor Philips said he'll hire officers to manage the traffic and will be sure to comply with the city's noise ordinances.

"We want to get people to dream again,” he said. “That's why we call it Dream City. Body, soul and spirit, completely well and whole.”

Concerned residents have had several meetings with the city and the Pastor about the amphitheater.

Dream City will be open in the fall of 2012.

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