The vacant Malden Hospital property presents a unique opportunity for Malden. Nestled along our city line with Medford on the far side of Ward 3, the site has the potential to affect all Malden residents when it comes to open space, traffic, school enrollment, economic development, housing and beyond.

Amanda supports a community-driven vision for the Malden Hospital site. As a resident and as a candidate, Amanda has engaged with both the Friends of Fellsmere Heights and the Fellsmere Housing Group / Melrose-Wakefield to learn about each group’s proposed plans for the site. Amanda believes a successful plan for the hospital site must include three things: strong resident input, tangible benefits for the community, and a sustainable long-term management plan. She recognizes that Malden Hospital is one of the greatest challenges and greatest opportunities facing the ward today, with potential to bring Malden revenue, preserve trees and open space, incorporate historical and cultural elements, add linkages to nearby Fellsmere Pond and Amerige Park, to prevent our seniors and young people from being displaced from the community, and to deliver a lasting legacy that future generations can benefit from and take pride in.

While the city does not retain ownership of the property, it is clear after talking with countless Ward 3 residents on the campaign trail that the neighborhood has had enough indecision and inaction about the site, and they are looking for firm leadership to bring this stalemate to a resolution. With a background in strategic communication, community engagement, and neighborhood planning, Amanda is ready to solve this issue — with the collaborative leadership skills, successful relationships at all levels of local, state and regional government, and economic development knowledge required to get the job done.

Tell Amanda what you envision at the Malden Hospital site by calling her cell phone at 617-388-1556 or emailing amandaformalden@gmail.com.