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The Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (formerly Malden Redevelopment Authority) is located at 215 Pleasant St., 3rd Floor.

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MRA Begins Section 106 Historic Review Process for St. Therese Senior Housing in Everett

The North Suburban Consortium (NSC) has reserved $1.5 million for construction of 77 units of senior housing on the site of St. Therese Church in Everett.  Also planned for the site is a senior-focused health center. The project involves the...

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Notice of Public Hearing, PY 2017 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) 15-Day Public Comment Period

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) has completed a draft of the PY 2017 (FY 2017-18) Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and is making it available for public review and comment for 15 days – September 7, 2018...

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Developer Touts Malden’s “Super Authentic” Downtown

Sandi Silk, Senior Vice President of Jefferson Apartment Group, who is redeveloping the former city hall and police station site in Malden Center into a mixed-use development with 320 apartments, 22,000 SF of retail and a 44,000 SF office condo...

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Donation to World War I Memorial Project

The organizers of the recent 10K road race in Malden presented a $10,000 check to the City for the World War I Memorial Project at Devir Park. Accepting the check on behalf of the City was Mayor Gary Christenson along with Veterans Services...

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MRA Staff Makes Annual Donation of School Supplies to Housing Families

Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) staff members donated funds and purchased school supplies including backpacks, folders, pencils, pens, calculators, etc. for Housing Families' Annual Backpack Drive.  Housing Families is a Malden-based agency...

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MRA Director Joins City Officials on Tour of Everett Casino

Malden Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Deborah Burke joined a group of City of Malden officials led by Mayor Gary Christenson on a recent tour of the casino project in Everett. The group learned several interesting facts about the $2.5...

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MRA Staff Participate in Housing Panel

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) partnered with the Malden Housing Authority (MHA) on a panel discussion “Federal Capital Fund Program and Environmental Review Process” at this week’s annual meeting of the Massachusetts Chapter of the...

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Grand Opening of Infused Kreyol

City and Malden Redevelopment Authority officials recently celebrated the grand opening of Infused Kreyol at 423 Main Street, the latest addition to Malden’s diverse dining scene. The family owned business features a fusion of Haitian, Latin and...

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MRA Partners With Local Artists on Garage Mural Project

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) partnered with MaldenArts on a mural project that will enliven a small pocket park in front of the CDB Garage at the corner of Route 60, Middlesex and Exchange Streets.


The mural has been...

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Malden's Downtown Success Topic of MassDevelopment Webinar

Malden Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Deborah Burke joined Jefferson Apartment Group Vice President Sandi Silk on a webinar talking about the successful transformation of Malden Center through a public private partnership.


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Malden Celebrates Community Development Week

As communities across the nation celebrate National Community Development Week, April 2-6, 2018, the City of Malden is preparing another year of projects funded under the Community Development Block Grant program. The Mayor, Gary Christenson, is...

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City Uses Gaming Commission Grants for Parking, Planning and Transportation Assessments

On behalf of the City of Malden (City), the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is currently managing three grants from the Gaming Commission that fund an array of planning and transportation activities. They are as follows:


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Notice of Intent to Request Release of Grant Funds



Malden Redevelopment Authority

17 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor

Malden, MA  02148

Nick Pernice, Environmental Specialist (781) 324-5720


Grant Number: MALHB0650-17

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MRA Site Office Hours Changed

Beginning Tuesday, January 16, 2018, hours at the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) Site Office, 176 Pearl Street, will be:

Monday: 8 AM to 4 PM
Tuesday: 8AM to 7 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM to 4 PM...

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Notice of Funding Availability, Public Hearing and Revision to Citizen Participation Plan for Community Development Block Grant and HOME Program

In accordance with U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development regulations, the City of Malden is required to advise residents about the progress of its current Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs and seek input from residents...

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Construction Progresses at 184 and 200 Pleasant Street

Construction progresses at the site of the former Malden Government Center.  Pictures below (Dec. 13, 2017) show the North Building which will eventually house the new City Hall offices. 


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Housing Prices Strong in Malden

The Warren Group has released a report that Malden continues to attract homebuyers. According to the report, the median selling price of a single family home in Malden is $430,000.00 which is an increase of 19.5 percent.

MRA Staff Makes Donation to Housing Families Holiday Gift Drive

MRA staff purchased toys, clothing, etc. to donate to Housing Families' Annual Holiday Gift Drive. Housing Families, a Malden-based agency that aims to end family homelessness in Massachusetts, will open a Wonderland Boutique where parents can...

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Increased Pedestrian Safety at Eastern Avenue (Route 60) and Franklin Street Intersection

The Route 60 and Franklin Street intersection, notorious for drivers not yielding to pedestrians, received a face lift. The newly installed solar pedestrian-activated rectangular rapid flash beacon (RRFB) system complements new sidewalks with...

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