It is truly an exciting time in the City of Malden, a city on the move in so many ways! We recently welcomed a new Fire Chief, a new High School Principal, a new Interim Superintendent of Schools and we are in the midst of our move out of 200 Pleasant Street!
As part of the transformation of the Malden City Hall and Police Station site which includes reopening Pleasant Street to through traffic and redeveloping the remaining 2.19 acre parcel, City Hall departments are moving to two temporary locations to make way for the demolition and eventual reconstruction of the site.
The official move began August 22nd with the City Clerk, PIPS (Permits, Inspections & Planning) and the Treasurer's Office moving to 110 Pleasant Street. Employees worked all weekend setting up their offices and I am happy to report that we were open for business at 8 AM the following Monday. The next moves to 110 Pleasant Street took place recently and included the Assessors, Controllers, City Council, Compliance Office, and Veterans Services. I thank all of our staff for going above and beyond, especially Ron Hogan who led the way in making the move practically seamless.
In September, the remaining departments will relocate to 17 Pleasant Street: Engineering, Human Resources, IT, Malden Redevelopment Authority, Mayor's Office, Public Facilities, and Retirement. The Police Department is on target to move to their new location at 800 Eastern Avenue in mid-October. We anticipate that as of early October, City Hall will be vacant and ready to be demolished sometime in early 2017 by the Jefferson Apartment Group for the start of the new development.
As always, the City is committed to informing residents every step of the way in an effort to minimize confusion and inconvenience while accessing City services. We will be providing regular updates on the City website at www.cityofmalden.org, so please stay tuned.
Mayor, City of Malden