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 project is managed by the City's Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD), formerly the Malden Redevelopment Authority. This webpage provides important information about the project.

Environmental Review

Update: The City submitted its Environmental Review, including the Request for Release of Funds, to HUD on April 15, 2022.

Environmental reviews are required when federal 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. Environmental reviews result to findings, which may require the City to take steps to implement mitigation measures.

The City published a Combined Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact & Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds (FONSI/NOI) dated March 18, 2022. That notice can be reviewed here. As part of this notice, the Environmental Review Record for Roosevelt Park was made available for public inspection. You can review the Environmental Review Record here. Information on the Environmental Review Record, the City's Finding of No Significant Impact, and the public comment period are included in the notice. Comments were due on April 4th to or in person or by mail to OSPCD, Malden City Hall, Third Floor, 215 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148 RE: Roosevelt Park Environmental Review. Public comments received, including the City's summary of comments received and the City's responses, are available here. Note that this document makes reference to the Section 108 public comments and responses, which are available here.

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 The disposal site file can be viewed at MassDEP website using Release Tracking Number (RTN) 3-36025 at!/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)