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Reimagining Broadway

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Community meeting dates set for residents’ feedback on redesign of Broadway

  The City of Malden is reimagining the Broadway corridor with a focus on zoning and transportation. They would like feedback to determine the types of developments residents want for the corridor and how the roadway can be redesigned to be more business- and pedestrian-friendly. Two community meetings are taking place – on Sept. 28 and Oct. 26 – to focus on the transportation part of this project, and feedback is still welcome for the zoning portion.

  The transportation portion of this project will redesign the corridor in a way that addresses residents’ concerns and supports businesses. At the first virtual community meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (https://cityofmalden.zoom.us/j/99261612272, +1 646 518 9805, Meeting ID: 992 6161 2272), residents will learn about the current state of the roadway, share what concerns they have and indicate their desired improvements. Based on this feedback, the City will develop several conceptual renderings showing potential redesigns of the roadway. These will be presented at a virtual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (https://cityofmalden.zoom.us/j/96652353394, +1 646 518 9805, Meeting ID: 966 5235 3394) for further feedback. The goal of this work is to develop a community-based roadway project that can be submitted for consideration by the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Improvement Program, which awards federal funds to construct major multimodal transportation projects in the region.

  To learn more about this project, visit https://www.cityofmalden.org/938/Reimagining-Broadway—Transportation or contact Transportation Planner John Alessi at jalessi@cityofmalden.org.

  The zoning portion of this project will create new zoning amendments that will codify the vision and goals of the Broadway Corridor Framework Plan. The first meeting took place in May and included a presentation of the existing conditions of the corridor and discussions with community members on the types of future development they’d like to see. The second meeting took place on Sept. 15 at the Linden STEAM Academy cafeteria. At this meeting, the City shared the zoning concepts that have been developed based on community input and asked for additional feedback. The City will now be finalizing proposals for the Mayor’s and City Council’s consideration.

  To learn more about this project and previous community meetings, visit https://www.cityofmalden.org/915/Project-Updates or contact Malden’s Senior Planner and Policy Manager, Evan Spetrini, at espetrini@cityofmalden.org.

  Both of these projects are being administered by the City of Malden’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development.

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