COMMERCE & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

JULY 30, 2002

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 6:05 p.m.

Adjourned: 8:48 p.m.

 

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Philip P. Palmieri

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

 

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

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

†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Stephen F. OíNeil, Union Station

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

 

1.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Gateway Park Master Plan.

††††††††† #7D CMJuly 16, 2002

 

Recommend Approval of the Gateway Park Master Plan

Final Report dated July 16, 2002.

 

Speakers:

1.                 Aldo Riggieri, 15 Winneconnet Road, Worcester

2.                 John Olesian, 105 Hillcroft Avenue, Worcester representing United Church Congregational, Worcester

 

Linda C. Looft of WPI and David P. Forsberg of the Worcester Business Development Corporation and Gateway Park LLC appeared and spoke concerning the Gateway Park Master Plan.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager request the WBDC and Gateway Park LLC to provide the City Council with data comparing the current amount of real estate tax generated from within the boundaries of the proposed Gateway Park against the projected tax at full build-out.

 

2.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to questions raised at the last Commerce & Development Committee meeting.

††††††††† #7D CMMarch 5, 2002

 

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council

with a report addressing the details of the Request-for-Proposals for

restaurant(s) at Union Station.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration explore the proposed major walkways into Union Station with an eye towards directing visitors to the vicinity of planned commercial spaces.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration explore the possibility of locating Massachusetts Lottery sales within any of the proposed commercial spaces planned within Union Station.

 

Chairmanís Resolution that the Commerce and Development Committee goes on record in support of the recommendation of the Administration to locate the bus ports and bus station on Worcester Center Boulevard.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a description of the access proposed between the bus ports and Union Station proper, including comparisons to ADA requirements.

Speakers:†† 1. Aldo Riggieri, 15 Winneconnet Road, Worcester.

†††††††††††††††††† 2. Barbara T. White, 38 Upland Gardens Drive, Worcester

†††††††††††††††††† 3. Michael Galvin, 42 Standish Street, Worcester

†††††††††††††††††† 4. Dan Benoit, 49 Monadnock Road, Worcester

†††††††††††††††††† 5. Robin Miller, 12 Greenwood Street, Shrewsbury

 

3.†††††† Communication of the Worcester Marketing Corp. transmitting Marketing Plan 2002/2003.

††††††††† #81 CCJune 25, 2002

 

Recommend File

 

Gerald M. Gates, Chairperson of the Worcester Marketing Corporation appeared and spoke about the next phase of their work.

Speaker:

1.†††††† Aldo Riggieri, 15 Winneconnet Road, Worcester