Special to The Advocate
The City is exploring the idea of creating a new zoning plan for the Broadway (Route 99) Corridor and is looking for feedback at its first community meeting on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at Town Line Luxury Lanes, 665 Broadway. Persons who live, work or travel on that corridor are urged to attend.
In 2018, the City of Malden was awarded a Massachusetts Gaming Commission Non-Transportation Planning Grant to complete a land use and economic development plan for the Broadway (Rte. 99) Corridor. The framework plan included a study of existing physical and economic conditions of the corridor, projections of Encore Casino related impacts, and recommendations on land use, economic development, and job retention and creation strategies. The plan, completed in December 2020, addressed specific challenges and opportunities of the corridor by providing the City of Malden with a clear and action-oriented plan to protect important uses, prepare for and regulate new development, and utilize gaming facility-driven economic opportunities to grow Malden’s business community and prevent Corridor deterioration.
Building off this effort, the City is now developing new zoning amendments that will codify the vision and goals set in the framework plan. BSC Group, the firm that worked on the framework plan, is providing planning services for this next phase of work. The process will include interviews with stakeholders, two community meetings, and the development of an action plan before any new zoning amendments are drafted.
To learn more about the project and the Broadway Corridor Framework Plan, please visit the City’s webpage: www.cityofmalden.org/915/Project-Updates.