If you can recall my previous article about the deal between the New York City Football Club and developer Maddd Equities to build a new soccer stadium in the South Bronx, well they're getting closer. The Urban Land Institute New York (ULI NY) and Bronx Community Board 4 (CB4) have issued a report outlining how the new stadium would be a catalyst for the growth of the surrounding community. As I previously mentioned, the 25,000-seat stadium is part of a $1 billion development plan that includes a hotel, new school, and affordable housing. The panel’s recommendations are broken out into three categories: Design and Programming, Connectivity and Planning for a Community-Focused Neighborhood. Within that framework are recommendations for stadium design and community programming, increasing use of public and alternative transit options and improving neighborhood walkability and connectivity to open space and the waterfront. A full copy of the report can be read here.