COMMERCE & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

APRIL 1, 2002

WORCESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY

SALEM SQUARE

SAXE ROOM, FIRST FLOOR

Convened: 6:00 p.m.

Adjourned: 9:05 p.m.

 

Present were: Chairperson Councillor Dennis L. Irish

Councillor Philip P. Palmieri

Councillor Michael C. Perotto

Councillor Barbara C. Haller

Councillor Joseph M. Petty

Councillor Stephen G. Abraham

Councillor Stephen T. Patton

Councillor Konstantina B. Lukes

Mayor Timothy P. Murray

 

Also: City Manager Thomas R. Hoover

Chief Development Officer Phillip J. Niddrie

Director of Handicapped Affairs Larry Raymond

Public Works Commissioner Robert L. Moylan

Traffic Engineering staff Ali Khorasani

City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 

1.                 Communication of the City Manager relative to Union Station Report.

#7A CM December 4, 2001

In Committee January 28, 2002 Held

In Committee February 11, 2002 Held

In Committee February 27, 2002 Held

In Committee March 6, 2002 - Held

In Committee April 1, 2002 Held

 

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

#7B CM January 8, 2002

In Committee January 28, 2002 - Held

In Committee February 11, 2002 - Held

In Committee February 27, 2002 - Held

In Committee March 6, 2002 - Held

In Committee April 1, 2002 - Held

 

3. Report of the Committee on Public Works upon the Communication of the City Manager relative to the Meredith & Grew Staff.

#268 CC January 8, 2002

In Committee January 28, 2002 - Held

In Committee February 11, 2002 - Held

In Committee February 27, 2002 - Held

In Committee March 6, 2002 - Held

In Committee April 1, 2002 - Held

 

4. Report of the Committee on Public Works upon the Communication of the City Manager relative to maintenance of grounds at Union Station.

#269 CC January 8, 2002

In Committee January 28, 2002 - Held

In Committee February 11, 2002 - Held

In Committee February 27, 2002 - Held

In Committee March 6, 2002 - Held

In Committee April 1, 2002 - Held

 

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

#7E CM January 15, 2002

In Committee January 28, 2002 - Held

In Committee February 11, 2002 - Held

In Committee February 27, 2002 - Held

In Committee March 6, 2002 - Held

In Committee April 1, 2002 Held

 

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

#39j CC January 22, 2002

In Committee January 28, 2002 - Held

In Committee February 11, 2002 - Held

In Committee February 27, 2002 - Held

In Committee March 6, 2002 - Held

In Committee April 1, 2002 Held

 

7. Communication of the City Manager 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

In Committee February 11, 2002 - Held

In Committee February 27, 2002 - Held

In Committee March 6, 2002 - Held

In Committee April 1, 2002 Held

 

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

#7E CM January 29, 2002

In Committee February 11, 2002 - Held

In Committee February 27, 2002 - Held

In Committee March 6, 2002 - Held

In Committee April 1, 2002 Held

 

9. Communication of the City Manager relative to a series of questions regarding Union Station.

#7D CM February 12, 2002

In Committee February 27, 2002 - Held

In Committee March 6, 2002 - Held

In Committee April 1, 2002 Held

 

10. Communication of the City Manager relative to a report on the south end of Union Station for buildout.

#7B CM February 12, 2002

In Committee February 27, 2002 - Held

In Committee March 6, 2002 - Held

In Committee April 1, 2002 Held

 

11. Communication of the City Manager relative to re-designation of exchange point of WRTA stops from City Hall to Union Station.

In City Council February 26, 2002 - #7D CM

In Committee for Informational Purposes Only

In Committee April 1, 2002 Held

 

12. Communication of the City Manager relative to WRA expended state funds for buildout for private spaces.

#7B CM February 26, 2002

In Committee March 6, 2002 - Held

In Committee April 1, 2002 Held

 

13. Communication of the City Manager relative to traffic study of Washington Square.

#24J CM February 26, 2002

In Committee March 6, 2002 - Held

In Committee April 1, 2002 Held

 

14. Communication of the City Manager relative to westbound Shrewsbury Street traffic.

#24K CM February 26, 2002

In Committee March 6, 2002 - Held

In Committee April 1, 2002 Held

 

15. Communication of the City Manager relative to Union Station/Washington Square.

#28 CC March 26, 2002

In Committee April 1, 2002 Held

 

Chairman's Order Request Administration report on vehicular and

pedestrian accidents at Billings and Newton Squares.

 

Chairman's Order Request Administration provide the City Council

with documentation referred to at the April 1, 2002 Commerce &

Development Committee meeting concerning roundabout statistics

from other communities.

 

SPEAKERS:

1.                 Allen Fletcher, 4 Ash Street, Worcester

2.                 Jo Hart, 675 Main Street, Worcester

3.                 Norman Ross, 70 Southbridge Street, Worcester

4.                 Tim Shea, 380 Grafton Street, Worcester

5.                 Dan Benoit, 49 Monadnock Road, Worcester

6.                 Walter Henritze, 21 Havelock Road, Worcester

7.                 Dwayne Papetti, 40 Sterling Street, Worcester

8.                 Mike Sharff, 1776 Main Street, Springfield

9.                 Peter Stanton, 98 Newton Street, Marlborough

10.            Phil Loheed and Preston Samuel, 1310 Broadway, Somerville

11.            Dennis Duszcik, 18 Elmwood Street, Worcester

 

 

For next meeting:

1.                 Michael Galvin, 42 Standish Street, Worcester

2.                 Larry Raymond, 1063 Pleasant Street, Worcester

3.                 Robbin Miller, 12 Greenwood Avenue, Shrewsbury

4.                 Lorraine Laurie, 64 Dorchester Street, Worcester

5.                 Terry Putnam, 30 Wellington Avenue, Worcester

6.                 Gary Vecchio, 14 Caprera Road, Worcester

7.                 Rev. Michael Bafaro, 53 East Central Street, Worcester

8.                 Betty Hoskins, 5 Paradox Drive, Worcester

9.                 Stephen Mita, 4 Quail Run, Holden