Roosevelt Park Project

The City of Malden is in the process of making improvements to Roosevelt Park, located at 529 Salem St., Malden, MA. The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is administering this project on behalf of the City. This webpage provides important information about the proposed project and the public comment period.

Roosevelt Park was originally constructed prior to 1910. For over 100 years the park has served the city and its residents well supporting a host of uses such as civic gatherings and community events; informal active and passive recreational activities; city recreation programs; and today’s ever-growing school, youth and adult sports programs.

The City of Malden is requesting financing under the Department of Housing and Urban Development Section 108 Loan program in the amount of $1.2 million to support the renovation of Roosevelt Park. The Section 108 Loan constitutes a Substantial Amendment to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CDBG Annual Action Plan. Pursuant to HUD regulations and the City of Malden’s Citizen Participation Plan, the City and MRA will hold a 30-day public comment period on the Substantial Amendment prior to its submission to HUD.

Public Comment Period

The 30-day public comment period begins January 25, 2021 and ends February 25, 2021. A public hearing will be held February 9, 2021 at 6:00pm, which will include a presentation on the Substantial Amendment and an opportunity for public comment. (Note: This hearing was previously scheduled for 5:30pm.) Due to the ongoing health emergency, the hearing will be held remotely on Zoom to ensure public health and safety. Residents who require an accommodation in order to ensure access to the public hearing should contact the City's ADA Compliance Officer Maria Luise at mluise@cityofmalden.org at least five business days prior to the meeting. The Zoom log-in information is below:

When: Feb 9, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Roosevelt Park Public Hearing

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All comments received will be considered and sent to HUD along with the City’s responses. Comments may be emailed to dburke@maldenredevelopment.com or sent in writing on or before February 25, 2021 to the Malden Redevelopment Authority, 215 Pleasant St., Malden, MA 02148, Attn: Deborah Burke, MRA Executive Director.

The Proposal

The City and MRA are publishing the project proposal so that members of the public can comment during the 30-day public comment period. The proposal includes the project description, sources and uses (budget), institutional arrangements, a proposed loan repayment schedule, City collateral, proposed time table, project eligibility information, Citizen Participation, and other miscellaneous information.

Documents

Project proposal and Section 108 Loan application
Site rendering
Opinion of Probable Cost
Public Hearing minutes