Malden + Melrose Infill and Small Developments

whighlander

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Jesus. Just nuke it.
NOO -- not necessarily

There is new life in old Bunkers

Consider the transformation from the Post Office Bunker [unofficial name] on Smith Street in Waltham on Rt-128 / i-95




Now its the Post -- 400,000 sq ft mostly with one renter [quite recently signed-up]* -- modern lab / tech office complex and it actually looks quite a bit like the renders
https://www.cbtarchitects.com/project/post-200-smith

* BizNow headline & story
[strong]Deciphera Pharmaceuticals To Move HQ To Post At 200 Smith In Waltham[/strong]
May 7, 2019 Cameron Sperance, Bisnow
Courtesy of Anchor Line Partners/CBT Post at 200 Smith Not every pharmaceutical company is flocking to East Cambridge. Deciphera Pharmaceuticals is amending its 44K SF lease at Anchor Line Partners’ Post at 200 Smith to take an additional 38K SF and make the Waltham development its new headquarters, according to an April 29 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/boston/news/office/exclusive-deciphera-pharmaceuticals-to-move-hq-to-post-at-200-smith-in-waltham-98854?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser

Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/boston/news/office/exclusive-deciphera-pharmaceuticals-to-move-hq-to-post-at-200-smith-in-waltham-98854?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser
 

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The great divide comes down in Malden

Boston Globe said:
For more than four decades, Malden’s cavernous Government Center literally divided the city in half. Now it is being knitted back together again.

The old building, which blocked Pleasant Street and choked off the downtown shopping district, has been demolished. In its place is a mixed-use development that will reopen the thoroughfare and improve access to a nearby MBTA station while adding housing, retail, parking, and a much smaller Malden City Hall.
 

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Development planned for the old hospital gets dropped by MelroseWakefield Healthcare

I think they should just tear it down, build a few public streets, and then auction off individual properties for single/duplex/triple building
 

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Of possible interest, I noticed the other day that the sign had been removed from this building. When I went in to the retail store I asked the guys working there and they just said that they no longer use that building and they thought it was going up for sale.

Interesting location.

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Has any lot owner in Melrose cut a deal with the MBTA to stage the construction of the replacement RRBridge for the Haverhill line where it crosses the Lynn Fells Parkway?

Last I heard it was sites like the nearby tennis courts or the town DPW lot.
 

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The Ribbon-cutting that Malden does for every new business opening is great to see on that website!

This is the site that Mystic Brewery was going to take over before they announced they were closing down operations completely this month. (https://patch.com/massachusetts/malden/mystic-brewery-shutting-down)

Comparison: [EDIT: Did they really take influence from that fence?]
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