Malden City Ctr. Underway

Callahan Partners with JAG and City of Malden

J Malden Center, rooftop deck / renderings by CBT Architects

Malden, MA – Callahan Construction Managers announced its partnership with Jefferson Apartment Group (JAG) and the city of Malden as the exclusive construction partner for the new J Malden Center.

Designed by CBT, the project is a reimagination of the current downtown, connecting residences with the MBTA station, shops, and restaurants. Overall, 550,000sf of redevelopment will occur.

J Malden Center Bridge

Once complete, J Malden Center will be a mixed-use project consisting of retail space, 300+ residential apartments, and the creation of an expansive civic office condominium that will become the future home of Malden’s City Hall, strategically positioned at the Gateway to Malden Center. The design focuses on reconnecting a major pedestrian street link to the central hub of the city.

The J Malden Center project intends to foster a civic, commercial, and residential precedent for the city’s future. The residential portion includes a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments averaging over 865sf, with parking for 320 vehicles, inclusive of 80 publicly accessible parking spaces. Anticipated rents will begin around $1,900.

Residents will have over 30,000sf of amenities, providing everything from a solarium, resort-style pool with life-size gaming deck, outdoor kitchen, and fitness center featuring Peloton bicycles. The development is located across the street from the T and will offer nearly 25,000sf of new retail once completed.

Callahan has updated the exterior façade for each building involved and is currently overseeing the interior build-out. The firm was tasked to construct 546,881sf of space, with the new building designed to mirror the height and character of neighboring properties while also adding a new vibrancy to the city center.

“Callahan is proud to be a part of downtown Malden’s revitalization” said Patrick Callahan, president of Callahan Construction. “We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with JAG and CBT to create a desirable urban living experience with community amenities and local hotspots for shopping and dining.”

“J Malden Center is designed to bring out the sense of play in all of our residents and provide a sophisticated backdrop for fun” states Sandi Silk, senior VP of JAG. “We want our residents to have an all-inclusive living experience with shopping, restaurants and transportation all just steps away”.

“Callahan Construction was a key player in developing a collaborative approach to the construction process,” stated Christopher Hill AIA, principal at CBT. “We knew Callahan’s skilled staff and subcontractors could address time-sensitive issues and provide the necessary support to execute this large-scale project.”