COMMERCE & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

FEBRUARY 11, 2002

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:08 p.m.

Adjourned: 7:05 p.m.

 

Present were:††††† Chairperson Councillor Dennis L. Irish

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Philip P. Palmieri @ 5:12 p.m.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Joseph M. Petty @ 6:28 p.m.

 

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chief Development Officer Philip J. Niddrie

Director of Traffic Eng Joseph Borbone

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Deputy Cmsnr Public Works Andrew Murch

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Asst Human Resources Director Lawrence Raymond

City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 

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

††††††††† #7E CMJanuary 15, 2002

††††††††† In Committee January 28, 2002 - Held

Recommend Hold

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

††††††††† #7B CMJanuary 8, 2002

In Committee January 28, 2002 - Held

Recommend Hold

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

††††††††† #7A CMDecember 4, 2001

In Committee January 28, 2002 - Held

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

In Committee January 28, 2002 - Held

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

In Committee January 28, 2002 - Held

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

In Committee January 28, 2002 - Held

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

In Committee January 28, 2002 - Held

Recommend Hold

8.†††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to issues dealing with Union Station/Washington Square.

††††††††† #7E CMJanuary 29, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

Send the City Managerís Office a copy of the Status Report on Roundabouts received in Committee on February 11, 2002.

 

Speakers:

1.                 Lawrence Raymond, 1063 Pleasant St., Worcester

2.                 Al Powers, 95 Downing St., Worcester

3.                 Michael Galvin, 42 Standish St., Worcester

4.                 Mike Kennedy, no residential address given

5.                 Richard Glavin, WRTA Government Relations

6.                 Keith Chenot, PreservationWorcester Board President

7.                 Kathryn Crockett, Worcester Chapter AIA President

8.                 Peter Fellenz, 7 Haviland St., Worcester

9.                 Walter Henritze, 21 Havelock Rd., Worcester

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration respond to the comments submitted concerning roundabout safety.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Director of Traffic Engineering translate linear feet references for queuing into number of vehicles for easier understanding of the traffic study of the Washington Square and further request that the most current MBTA Worcester station schedule be provided City Council.

 

Chairmanís Order request City Clerk notify representatives of Tenet and CIGNA of future meetings of Commerce and Development in the discussions concerning the Washington Square/Union Station development.

 

Chairmanís Order request Administration provide City Council with information on westbound Shrewsbury Street traffic turning left onto Union Station Driveway at peak drive times.

 

Chairmanís Order request the WRTA report to the City Council the consideration of a redesignation of their downtown exchange point to Union Station from the current City Hall locus.

 

Priority Speakers for Feb 27th

 

Debbie Cary

Mr Fletcher

Mr Stanton

Raymund Lopolito

Dan Benoit

Ms. Jo Hand