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.

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.

Section 108 Loan
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 held a 30-day public comment period on the Substantial Amendment prior to its submission to HUD. The Section 108 application was submitted to HUD on May 4, 2021 and is available for download below.

Public Comment Period
The 30-day public comment period began January 25, 2021 and ended February 25, 2021. A public hearing was held February 9, 2021 at 6:00pm, which included a presentation on the Substantial Amendment and public comment. All comments received were included in the Section 108 application submitted to HUD along with the City’s responses. This information is included in Appendix B of the application which is available for download below.

The Proposal
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.

This  project was brought to you by Malden residents through the Malden Community Preservation Act Fund.

Section 108 Documents
Section 108 Loan application (final)
Section 108 Loan application Appendix A
Section 108 Loan application Appendix B
Site rendering
Opinion of Probable Cost
Section 108 Public Hearing minutes

Public Involvement Plan
A release of oil and/or hazardous materials has occurred at this location, which is a disposal site as defined by M.G.L. c. 21E, § 2 and the Massachusetts Contingency Plan, 310 CMR 40.0000. On 30 January, the City of Malden received a petition from residents in Malden requesting that this disposal site be designated a Public Involvement Plan site, in accordance with M.G.L. c. 21E §14(a) and 310 CMR 40.1404. As a result, a public meeting was held via a publicly accessible remote Zoom video conference on April 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to present the draft Public Involvement Plan, to solicit public comment on the draft Public Involvement Plan, and to provide information about disposal site conditions. Questions regarding this meeting and the PIP process should be addressed to James P. Parker, L.S.P. at 45 Dan Road, Suite 115, Canton, Massachusetts 02021, by telephone at 781-821-0521 or by email at jparker@ncaenv.com. The disposal site file can be viewed at MassDEP website using Release Tracking Number (RTN) 3-36025 at https://eeaonline.eea.state.ma.us/portal#!/search/wastesite or at MassDEP, 205B Lowell Street, Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887, 978-694-3200.

Other PIP documents:
PIP meeting translated flyer for April 15, 2021
PIP presentation from April 15, 2021
PIP meeting minutes from April 15, 2020
Public Involvement Plan (April 2021 draft)

Environmental Review
Environmental reviews are required when CDBG funds are used in a project. As a part of the environmental review process, the City evaluates the project's compliance with various environmental factors, statutes, executive orders, and regulations, depending on the nature of each project. If the project is not in compliance and/ or if mitigation steps are required, the City may be required to take steps to bring the project into compliance and/ or implement mitigation measures.

The environmental review process is currently underway for Roosevelt Park. Information on this process will be published here. 

As a part of the review, the City will complete the Floodplain Management 8 Step Process. As part of the 8 Step Process, there will be a public comment period of at least 15 days. Given the Thanksgiving holiday, the City has added a week to the comment period, which must be a minimum of 15 days. The public comment period begins November 20th and ends December 10th. Comments must be received by December 10, 2021, and can be sent to info@maldenredevelopment.com or City of Malden Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, 215 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor, Malden, MA 02148, Attention: Deborah A. Burke, Director.

Documentation on Step 1 and Step 2 of the 8 Step Process for this project can be viewed here. Legal notice in English and simplified Chinese can be found here.