Plans, Reports, and Maps

City leaders, staff, and members of the public rely on planning to inform decision-making and to articulate the needs, trends, and objectives of the community. This page is a repository of various plans, reports, and maps produced by or on behalf of the City of Malden. The documents are published in chronological order below. For information on HUD Reports, including for CDBG, HOME, and Lead programs, click here.

Title Year Description
Racial Density Dot Map 2021 This map shows the geographic distribution of Malden residents by race and ethnicity, using data from the 2020 Census. Locations are approximate and accurate at the block-level.
2021 Funded by DHCD. This plan details tactical strategies to help downtown businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Malden Counts: 2020 Census Results
2021 The results of the 2020 Census, as presented to the City Council on October 19, 2021.
Affordable Housing Trust Fund Action Plan 2021 The Action Plan establishes the City's affordable housing goals and strategies.
Inclusionary Zoning Feasibility Study 2021 This study explores the financial feasibility of inclusionary zoning in Malden.
2020 MRA Annual Report 2020 2020 Annual Report of the Malden Redevelopment Authority
Malden River Creative Placemaking 2020 In partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the City of Malden developed a temporary placemaking installation to illustrate how zoning changes could affect public access to the Malden River.
Broadway Corridor Framework Plan 2020 Land use and economic development plan for the Broadway (Rte. 99) Corridor.
Malden River Works Concept Plan 2020 In partnership with the Friends of the Malden River, Mystic River Watershed Association, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Malden River Works is the City's effort to redesign the City's Department of Public Works Yard to incorporate a climate resilient public park along the Malden River.
2019 MRA Annual Report 2019 2019 Annual Report of the Malden Redevelopment Authority
Housing Needs Assessment 2019 Produced by Metropolitan Area Planning Council in partnership with the City of Malden. Describes Malden's existing housing stock and housing needs.
Downtown Parking Facilities Assessment 2019 Assessment of parking facilities and pedestrian and bicycle safety in and around Malden Center.
2018 MRA Annual Report 2018 2018 Annual Report of the Malden Redevelopment Authority
Commercial Corridor Framework Plan 2018 Land use and economic development plan for the Commercial Street Corridor.
2017 MRA Annual Report 2017 2017 Annual Report of the Malden Redevelopment Authority
Malden River Greenway Plan 2017 Developed by the Mystic River Watershed Association, this plan envisions a 2-mile multi-use path around the Malden River, connecting to the Mystic River Greenway and Northern Strand Trail.
Open Space and Recreation Plan 2017 This plan details the city's open space and recreation needs and goals, and develops an action plan for meeting those needs.
2016 MRA Annual Report 2016 2016 Annual Report of the Malden Redevelopment Authority
2015 MRA Annual Report 2015 2015 Annual Report of the Malden Redevelopment Authority
ULI Malden Everett 2015 Developed by the Urban Land Institute, this study focuses on the future of industrial land in Malden and Everett.
2014 MRA Annual Report 2014 2014 Annual Report of the Malden Redevelopment Authority
2013 MRA Annual Report 2013 2013 Annual Report of the Malden Redevelopment Authority
2012 MRA Annual Report 2012 2012 Annual Report of the Malden Redevelopment Authority
Malden Master Plan 2010 Produced in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, this city-wide master plan outlines the community's vision for Malden's future and details actionable steps to make that future a reality.