Issues and Answers from Malden Councilor-At-Large Candidates, 2021

We reached out to the candidates for Malden Councilor-at-Large seats with questions about the Malden Hospital site, traffic, and open space in general. Here's what they said:

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A New Chapter Begins for Malden Hospital

Malden Advocate | Oct 4, 2019 | by Barbara Taormina

A plan to redevelop the Malden Hospital site has been a long time coming, but this week's presentation at the Beebe School Auditorium proved it was worth the wait. A small crowd turned out Wednesday night for the first public presentation of a commu­nity-focused redevelopment plan that's been in the works for the past year thanks to a partnership between the Friends of Fellsmere Heights and Boston Architectural College's Gateway Initiative Pro­gram.

BAC faculty advisor and architect Rashmi Ramaswamy worked with a team of students to produce a plan based on ideas and aspirations of the Friends, their supporters and Malden and Medford residents who had con­cerns about a proposal for a large private residential development and those who felt the hospital site is a community resource that is meant for a higher use.

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250-Unit Proposal Canceled by Malden Hospital Owners MelroseWakefield Healthcare

Malden Hospital owners MelroseWakefield Healthcare, a subsidiary of Tufts-Wellforce formerly known as Hallmark Health, notified Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and Medford Mayor Stephanie Muccini Burke by letters dated September 5, 2019 from CEO Sue Sandberg:

“that we have concluded our relationship with the Fellsmere Housing Group and will no longer be pursuing their proposal for the site, as we have seen and heard neighbors’ concerns around density and traffic.”

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