Letter: White Stadium Plans Do Not Align with Franklin Park Action Plan

As many neighbors are aware, the city is planning a major expansion of White Stadium in partnership with Boston Unity, a professional women's soccer franchise. I am concerned about the planning process, which has not weighed the merits of the proposal as a whole, but has focused on tweaks around the edges. In particular, there has been no conversation about the design of Franklin Park and the role the stadium plays in the park. The city spent a lot of money and hundreds of hours creating a thoughtful, thorough plan for Franklin Park, the Franklin Park Action Plan. The public meeting to discuss how this current stadium proposal integrates (or doesn't) with that plan is coming on February 12, after the Article 80 review and the public comment period is closed.