A plan for a new downtown ballpark in Malden (Mass.) is gaining momentum, as the Malden Redevelopment Authority is poised to push the $30-million proposal from developer Alexander Bok.
The authority will decide Wednesday whether to grant Bok’s plan preliminary approval and engage in discussions with National Grid about a lease of the 6.4-acre site. National Grid is moving operations out of the downtown site, leading the city to solicit development proposals.
If the authority can work out a game plan — and we’re a long ways from a shovel hitting the ground, as the decision Wednesday is merely to move ahead with a single redevelopment proposal — Bok would presumably own a team in the independent Atlantic League. While Bok has no agreement for a team at this time, he and his consultant, Matt Perry, have reached out to the circuit.
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