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Malden is seeking input from community members as it explores ways to bring new vitality to the Commercial Street corridor. The Malden Redevelopment Authority and city officials are holding a second public meeting on a study they’re conducting that is funded entirely by Mass Development. The event is set for Monday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Blue Room at Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal St. The Commercial Street corridor is an industrial area south of downtown Malden that city officials consider underutilized. The study is exploring strategies for future development of the area. The work includes evaluating existing land and building uses, current and potential jobs, possible impacts from the Wynn Boston Harbor casino development that is being built in Everett, and opportunities for improving access to the Malden River. The study is intended to result in a Commercial Street Framework Plan. At the previous public meeting, on July 19, participants discussed overall goals for the study and possible strategies for the corridor. Two targeted focus group meetings have also been held within the last two months.

John Laidler can be reached at laidler@globe.com.