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Increasing Public Access to the Malden River

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The City of Malden, various advocacy groups, and the Malden Redevelopment Authority joined forces with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to produce this report: “Placemaking: A Catalyst for Change on the Malden River.” The report offers a history of the river and recommendations for how to increase public access to the waterfront.


The work has expanded in so many directions, from Malden River Works, to improvements at 181 Commercial Street, the Malden River Loop, and now the possible extension to Spot Pond Brook Greenway.  PDF is available for download on MAPC project page