COMMERCE & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

NOVEMBER 19, 2003

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:38 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:36 P.M.

 

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

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Michael C. Perotto @ 5:50 p.m.

 

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

††††††††† †††††††††          Economic Development Staffperson Paul Morano

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

 

††††††††† Communications of the City Manager

 

1.†††††† Relative to RFP Title/Property Sale and Redevelopment of G.A.R. Memorial Hall.

††††††††† #8B CMOctober 14, 2003

Recommend File

 

2.†††††† Relative to property sale and redevelopment of G.A.R. Memorial Hall.

††††††††† #8E CMOctober 14, 2003

Recommend Approval

 

Speakers:

1.                 Steve Pitcher, 24 Westwood Drive, Worcester, interim Executive Director of Preservation Worcester

2.                 Dan Rivard, 32 Mayflower Circle, Worcester, Chairperson of the G.A.R. Board of Trustees

3.                Ann C. Nelson, 11 Hazelwood Road, Worcester, Chairperson of Endangered Structures Committee, Preservation Worcester

4.                 Mitchell A. Terracciano, 469 Lake Avenue, Worcester

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager work with businesses in and around Pearl Street to open up the street to two-way traffic.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide a report to the City Council that details the costs involved in advertising Requests-For-Proposals in various newspapers and periodicals including, at a minimum, the Telegram and Gazette, The Boston Globe and the New York Times.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report to the City Council concerning the financing for the Parcel Post building

 

3.†††††† Relative to Monthly Economic Development Initiatives Report. Ė Part I

††††††††† Union Station Garage and Tenancy

††††††††† Gateway Park Grants and Tenancy

††††††††† SWIP Project

††††††††† Brownfield Initiatives (Specific Properties, Revolving Loan Fund)

††††††††† Wyman Gordon Property Reuse

††††††††† Worcester Center Tenancy

††††††††† Visitorís Center Rehab

††††††††† Arts District

††††††††† #8A CMSeptember 9, 2003

Recommend File

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4.†††††† Relative to Monthly Economic Development Initiatives Report. Ė Part I

††††††††† Union Station Garage and Tenancy

††††††††† Gateway Park Grants and Tenancy

††††††††† SWIP Project

††††††††† Brownfield Initiatives (Specific Properties, Revolving Loan Fund)

††††††††† Wyman Gordon Property Reuse

††††††††† Worcester Center Tenancy

††††††††† Visitorís Center Rehab

††††††††† Arts District

††††††††† #35 CCOctober 7, 2003

Recommend File

 

5.†††††† Relative to conversion of Pearl Street to a two-way street.

††††††††† #23B CMNovember 18, 2003

Recommend Hold