Harriman worked with the Malden Redevelopment Authority, the City of Malden, MassDevelopment, and ICIC to create a framework plan for the Commercial Street Corridor. This area is primarily industrial, with a mix of manufacturing (including food-related production) and other uses. The goal of the study an action plan that would help the City create a vibrant mixed-use area on both sides of the Malden River while maintaining the industrial uses.
This Framework Plan seeks to:
- Define strategies to support diversified job retention and creation in the Commercial Street Corridor;
- Identify short-term and long-term strategies for development of, access to, and creation of public open space surrounding the Malden River;
- Identify possibilities for the relocation of the existing Department of Public Works (DPW) facility elsewhere in the City and implications if the current property becomes available for development;
- Understand how known environmental conditions may constrain certain types of development and define approaches to remediation, including both public and private actions;
- Incorporate the appropriate recommendations from the ULI-TAP Report;
- Provide an implementation plan that assigns responsibilities for next steps and identifies funding strategies with those steps;
- Use zoning, design guidelines, and other regulatory mechanisms to encourage the appropriate balance of uses (residential/retail/office/industrial), support infrastructure, and require public space amenities; and
- Conduct and integrate market analysis to identify Malden’s “competitive edge” and support that analysis with appropriate development scenarios and suggested regulatory changes.