COMMERCE & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

JANUARY 28, 2002

Convened @ 4:00 P.M.

ROTUNDA AT UNION STATION PROCEEDING TO

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CITY HALL

and at 5:05 p.m. the Chairperson called the audience to

his attention to allow the meeting to continue.

Meeting adjourned @ 7:10 p.m.

 

Present were:               Chairperson Councillor Dennis L. Irish

                                      Councillor Philip P. Palmieri

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Michael C. Perotto

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Joseph M. Petty

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Stephen T. Patton

 

Also:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† City Manager Thomas R. Hoover

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chief Development Office Philip J. Niddrie

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† City Solicitor David M. Moore

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 

Chief Development Officer Niddrie prepped the Committee for a presentation by David P. Forsberg of the WBDC who, with representatives of Wallace-Floyd presented the market and design studies. He stated that Wallace-Floyd will have the development plan in the Spring of 2002.

 

1.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Union Station/Washington Square Development Plan.

††††††††† #7E CMJanuary 15, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

Speakers:

1.     Tim Shea, 380 Grafton Street, Worcester

2.     Walter Henritze, 21 Havelock Road, Worcester

3.     Rob Para, office @ 14 East Worcester Street, Worcester

4.     Charles Grigaitis, Grafton Hill Merchantís Association, 32 Houghton St, Worcester

5.     Dan Benoit, 49 Monadnock Road, Worcester

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration report to the City Council a cost figure for Union Station spaces 1D and 1E for retail/restaurant occupancy as well as commercial/office space build-out.

(To be taken under SR on January 29)

 

Chairmanís Resolution request the adoption of the $2.8 Loan Order submitted to City Council.

(To be taken under SR on January 29)

 

2.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Union Station Urban Revitalization Plan (USURP).

††††††††† #7B CMJanuary 8, 2002

Recommend Hold

3.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Union Station Report.

††††††††† #7A CMDecember 4, 2001

Recommend Hold

4.†††††† Report of the Committee on Public Works upon the communication of the City Manager relative to the Meredith & Grew Staff.

††††††††† #268 CCJanuary 8, 2002

Recommend Hold

5.†††††† Report of the Committee on Public Works upon the communication of the City Manager relative to maintenance of grounds at Union Station.

††††††††† #269 CCJanuary 8, 2002

Recommend Hold††††††††

6.†††††† Order Clancy - Request Commerce and Development Committee to look at the issue of rental of business office space in Union Station.

††††††††† #39j CCJanuary 22, 2002

Recommend Hold

7.†††††† Communication of City Manager transmitting communication relative to questions asked at the City Council meeting of January 15, 2002 relative to the Union Station/Washington Square Master Plan.

††††††††† #41 CC January 22, 2002

Recommend Hold

8.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Certified Project Application- Home Depot USA, Inc.

††††††††† #7B CMJanuary 15, 2002

Recommend Approval (To be taken under SR Jan 29)