Callahan Completes the Revitalization of Downtown Malden

Malden, MA (July 9, 2020) – Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan) announces today, in partnership with Jefferson Apartment Group (JAG) and the City of Malden, that they have completed the new J Malden Center. Designed by CBT, J Malden Center is a reimagination of Malden Center, which now connects residences with the MBTA station, shops, and restaurants.

Jefferson Apartment Group has worked in collaboration with the City of Malden since 2013 to bring about this transformation of Malden Center.  The project is a testament to the persistence and creativity needed to bring a high-quality mixed-use public-private partnership to fruition.  From the outset, the project was intended to bring vibrancy to the city’s historical retail corridor by reinvigorating the gateway to Malden Center with an iconic design and activated ground floor uses that will enhance the experience of all Malden residents.

“ We are thrilled to see that vision come to life as Pleasant Street is now re-opened and providing direct access to the MBTA, Malden’s new City Hall is a much more welcoming and accessible building for both employees and residents, and our residents are able to enjoy all the amenities Malden Center has to offer,” said Sandi Silk, Senior Vice President at Jefferson Apartment Group.

 The story will be completed as new retail and restaurants begin to open later this summer when Malden Center Fine Wines and Soul City Yoga open for business as the newest businesses on Pleasant Street.”

J Malden Center brings over 550,000 square feet of mixed-use space that includes retail and restaurant space, 320 residential apartments, and an expansive civic office condominium that is now the new Malden City Hall, strategically positioned at the Gateway to Malden Center. The project’s design focused on reconnecting a major pedestrian street link to the central hub of the city. The development is located across the street from the Malden Center T Station and offers nearly 25,000 square feet of new retail. 

“Collaboration between the CBT design team, Jefferson Apartment Group, the City of Malden, and Callahan Construction was integral to creating an impactful project that would serve as a gateway to the city”, said Ellen Perko, Senior Project Manager at CBT. “ J Malden Center reinvigorates Pleasant Street with vital urban and civic space, introducing downtown living in a dynamic, mixed-use environment.”

The J Malden Center project fosters a civic, commercial, and residential precedent for the city of Malden’s future. The residential project includes a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments with parking for 320 vehicles, inclusive of 80 publicly accessible parking spaces. 

The design of the project brings out a sense of play in residents and provides a sophisticated backdrop for fun. Residents have access to an all-inclusive living experience with shopping, restaurants, and transportation all just steps away. J Malden Center also features over 30,000 square feet of amenities, offering everything from an indoor solarium, rooftop terrace, resort-style pool with sundeck featuring outdoor swings, hammocks and cabanas, courtyard with outdoor kitchen featuring an outdoor dining room and grills, lounge seating around a fire pit with outdoor gaming, and fitness center featuring Peloton bicycles. 

“J Malden Center broke ground in March 2017 and although we faced many challenges throughout the course of the project we listened to JAG’s concerns and adapted to help them achieve the desired design,” said Patrick Callahan, President of Callahan Construction Managers.  “The finished product speaks volumes about the persistence and dedication of the Callahan project team and our close collaboration with JAG and the City of Malden, and we are so proud to be part of Malden’s downtown revitalization.”

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