Says preserve site, honor vet’s memories
By JOSH RESNEK
The mayor’s plans to sell Everett Memorial Stadium and to build a hotel or 300 units of apartment housing on the site, is being questioned and discouraged by candidate for mayor, Councilor Fred Capone.
The mayor and a developer have apparently agreed on a money deal, as reported more than a year ago by the Leader Herald.
How much will be paid and by whom and what will be built on the site remains in question.
Those questions are being pursued in earnest by Capone. He believes the stadium, which was built as a war memorial to the city’s fallen war dead, would be better left alone by the mayor.
“Relocating the stadium would result in the loss of one of our community’s most historical treasures. Additionally, without the stadium, the veteran memorials both outside the park and within it would be out of place, lose some of its significance or risk significant damage during a relocation effort. Moreover, if another large-scale construction project is proposed one more neighborhood would become overcrowded and engulfed,” Capone said during a recent Zoom meeting where he discussed the issue with voters and members of the city government.Continue reading Capone rails against potential stadium deal