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VIDEO: Ballpark Public Hearing Tonight

The hearing is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at Government Center.

On Monday, February 4th, Mayor Gary Christenson and the Malden Redevelopment Authority will hold a Public Hearing in the City Council Chambers, Malden Government Center, 200 Pleasant Street, from 6:00-8:00 PM, to seek input from residents and businesses on the proposal for a professional baseball ballpark in Malden. 

The purpose of the public hearing is to provide an update of “next steps” associated with this major economic development project, which will include the adoption of an urban renewal plan for the development area. The public will have the opportunity at the public hearing to ask questions about the process and to comment on the proposed $51 Million private investment project from Boston Baseball Field of Dreams, LLC. 

Those with several questions are strongly encouraged to submit them in writing, due to time constraints. 

The ballpark will have a 6,500-person capacity and is being proposed for the four parcels located within the boundaries of Commercial, Centre, Canal, and Charles Streets. In addition to 70-plus professional baseball games being played annually, the ballpark will include locker facilities for Malden High School’s baseball team and will also afford other local sports organizations the opportunity to play at the park.

The proposed redeveloper has also proposed many civic uses such as concerts, meeting facilities, graduations and other winter uses.  

To review the proposal, answers to FAQs, and see the January 2012 public presentation, please visit the Mayor’s Information Center at www.CityOfMalden.org.

jirkyrick January 22, 2013 at 06:28 PM
looking forward this stadium and the surrounding redevelopment
david mokal January 22, 2013 at 06:35 PM
A good positive move.
Matthew January 22, 2013 at 09:49 PM
Ahh, I don't think so. Not a smart move at all. Not right now in this city.
jirkyrick January 22, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Why, what don't you like
david mokal January 23, 2013 at 12:38 AM
I know so.I cant wait its exciting and will be fun too.
david mokal January 23, 2013 at 12:47 AM
Mayor Christonson Is one great Mayor to get this moving. He looks to the future.
Michael Victor January 23, 2013 at 03:30 AM
Howard got this thing moving with the MRA. Christenson just along for the ride. Hope he takes it across the goal line. Then he can claim some credit.
Kelly January 23, 2013 at 05:07 PM
This will be a nice addition.
Marc Levine January 24, 2013 at 05:39 AM
Just a little concerned about the traffic
Julie the Jarhead January 24, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Ouch! (But true.)
Bobby James January 24, 2013 at 01:49 PM
This. The intersection of Centre & Commercial is already a nightmare for most of the day. The road conditions in that area are also atrocious (actually, this goes for the entire city).
CALB70 February 01, 2013 at 03:09 PM
The park will be good for Malden - jobs, revenue, added prestige and extended community uses. The developer is pretty professional, I'm sure they will work with the community to resolve issues like traffic. Fenway Park manages and we are nowhere near that level of congestion. Malden will survive and thrive with a new stadium. We need some good things to start happening.
Ann February 04, 2013 at 10:09 PM
I think it would be a great place and looks beautiful,, however the traffic issue is a relevant one. After the Big Dig I hear developer and the hairs on my neck stand up. The couple of questions I'd ask are: #1 How many jobs will it create? #2 How many more officers would be added to the police force, (they'll be needed) #3 Will it be good for the surrounding cities?
Ann February 04, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Also, will it be good for the kids, it is expensive enough to go to a ball game not to mention what parents have to pay for their kids to play sports in school. Hopefully it turns out to be a positive thing for all of us.
david mokal February 05, 2013 at 01:31 AM
HE DID !!!! NO WAY !! I dont like it now. Scrap that idea.
jorge February 05, 2013 at 04:49 AM
just build it, there are private donations, its the best thing thats happen in my 68 years living in this city. talk about no brainers, wow !
Nh Dogman April 12, 2013 at 01:51 AM
if they build it....we will come!

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