News Flash Home
The original item was published from 1/5/2022 1:30:25 PM to 1/6/2023 12:00:03 AM.

News Flash

City of Malden News

Posted on: January 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City, MVRCS Agree to Seek Alternatives to Demolition of Maplewood Square Buildings

News Photo

Mayor Gary Christenson, Ward Six Councilor Steve Winslow, and the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (MVRCS) have announced they reached an agreement to pause efforts to redevelop property MVRCS purchased in Maplewood Square. Core to the agreement is that the City and Mystic Valley have agreed to work together for up to a year to identify alternative options that allow Mystic Valley to create the additional capacity it needs elsewhere. The pause will also provide businesses the option to stay through April 2023 and offers residential tenants additional time and resources to move at some time past the end of the school year.

“This is an important topic for our residents. Finding an acceptable solution starts with open and honest communication. The residents of Malden need to know we are working together. This agreement addresses several key concerns and sets the stage for us to identify a solution that works for everyone,” commented Mayor Gary Christenson.

The agreement keeps parking spaces behind the buildings at 12-24 and 28 Lebanon Street available for businesses and customers as the parties work towards an alternative approach.

“This agreement helps keep the status quo in place for businesses while seeking to ultimately ensure the viability and character of Maplewood Square as a neighborhood business district. I want to thank the Malden Historical Commission for being open minded to this alternative approach to achieve the mutually desired goals of preserving both the historic character and uses of the Square,” said Ward 6 Councilor Stephen Winslow. 

The City will delay renovation plans for Trafton Park for a year as an alternative to the MVRCS proposal to demolish the buildings to provide play space during the renovation. Each day, hundreds of students utilize the park for outdoor recreation and recess activities. 

George D. Warren, Chairman of the Mystic Valley Charter School Board of Trustees, commented, “I’m pleased we are collectively committed to working together on this important issue. I specifically want to thank Mayor Christenson for reaching out to Mystic Valley and Councilor Winslow for their efforts to construct this agreement and committing to continued dialogue, while providing Mystic Valley students the ability to continue to access outdoor recreation space, while we explore other alternatives. I look forward to what I know will be a mutual commitment to find a solution that meets everyone’s needs.”

The City and MVRCS will begin meeting on a regular basis and will keep the community updated on progress.  


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Malden News

Public Safety Day Flyer

Malden’s Fifth Annual Public Safety Day

Posted on: September 19, 2023
Tree Planting2

Implementation Grant in Action

Posted on: September 14, 2023
Prestige Car Wash

Prestige Car Wash opens Malden Location

Posted on: August 17, 2023

City Awards ARPA Funds to AAAW

Posted on: August 8, 2023
Disability Commission

2023 National Night Out

Posted on: August 3, 2023
Celia Denehy

Celebrating a Century!

Posted on: July 13, 2023

Malden Celebrates Memorial Day

Posted on: June 1, 2023
Triangle Clients

Triangle, Inc. Visits City Hall

Posted on: April 24, 2023
Arab American Heritage month

Arab American Heritage Month

Posted on: April 20, 2023
Chief Sullivan Retirement

Fire Chief Bill Sullivan Retires

Posted on: March 30, 2023
Black Earth Compost

Malden Announces Composting Program

Posted on: April 4, 2023

Malden to Hold Green Malden Fair

Posted on: April 4, 2023
MTEC field trip

MTEC Camping Trip

Posted on: March 22, 2023
103 Birthday

Celebrating a 103rd Birthday!

Posted on: March 22, 2023

City Awards ARPA Funds to YMCA

Posted on: February 21, 2023
rock spot

Grand Opening of Rock Spot Climbing

Posted on: January 12, 2023
City of Malden Trash Holiday (2)

“Trash Holiday”

Posted on: December 13, 2022
Butch Lessard

Longtime City Employee Celebrates 25 Years

Posted on: December 14, 2022
Trash Tag 2023 Greenpng

2023 Trash Tags Now Available!

Posted on: December 13, 2022
Rosene Wine

Malden Artist Brightens City Hall

Posted on: December 1, 2022
Maureen McGaffigan 80th

Maureen McGaffigan Celebrates 80 Years

Posted on: November 30, 2022
Afnaan - 2

Malden Student Recognized for Advocacy

Posted on: November 22, 2022
Enoch Woodhouse

Celebrating a True American Hero

Posted on: November 17, 2022
Carmella and Bill Nelson

Celebrating a Platinum Anniversary!

Posted on: November 17, 2022
Lincoln Commons

Improved Lighting on Lincoln Commons

Posted on: November 15, 2022
News from the City of Malden

City Awarded Grant for Kierstead Park

Posted on: November 8, 2022
Malden Alerts Flyer (1)

Malden’s Alert System is Being Updated

Posted on: November 8, 2022
Blue Bike Photo

Bluebikes in Malden!

Posted on: October 20, 2022
axon battery camera 3

Malden Police Body-Worn Camera Program

Posted on: October 20, 2022

Grand Opening of Floramo’s Restaurant

Posted on: October 11, 2022
Blue Ocean Nails Bar

Grand Opening of Blue Ocean Nails Bar

Posted on: October 11, 2022

City Awards ARPA Funds to Local Non-Profits

Posted on: September 26, 2022