Residents Present a Community Plan for Malden Hospital Site

Malden Advocate | May 4, 2018 | by Barbara Taormina

The Friends of Fellsmere Heights were at the City Council meeting this week to present a proposal to redevelop the Malden Hospital site, a plan to help pay for the project and a strategy to get to the next step. Bob Doolittle, vice president of the nonprofit group, outlined the Friends’ proposal to devote 16 acres of the site to open space and community uses, such as athletic fields, gardens and a performance space. The remaining two acres would be reserved for private development, ideally for senior housing.

“The great goal of the Friends, an alliance to bring together former adversaries, is to do something wonderful up there on the hill,” said Doolittle.

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Medford, Malden Councilors Meet to Discuss Future of Malden Hospital

Wicked Local Malden | Mar 3, 2018 | By Miranda Willson

It was the first of many joint community meetings, according to the councilors.

Nearly 20 years after the historic Malden Hospital closed its doors, the Malden Hospital Ad Hoc committees from both the Medford and Malden City Councils met for the first time on Feb. 28 to discuss the future of the 18-acre site.

Now, Medford City Councilors John Falco Jr., George Scarpelli and Breanna Lungo-Koehn, who serve on Medford’s ad hoc committee, are asking Mayor Stephanie M. Burke to form a partnership with Malden Mayor Gary Christensen to engage in discussions with MelroseWakefield Healthcare, formerly Hallmark Health, the site’s owner.

The councilors voted unanimously to make that request at the meeting, as well as to ask the city administration to survey residents about what they want – and don’t want – to see on the Malden Hospital site, part of which crosses the Medford border.

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