CITY OF WORCESTER

Commerce and Development Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Council Chamber

Convened: 4:30 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:05 P.M.


Mayor
Konstantina B. Lukes

 

www.ci.worcester.ma.us

 

Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Michael C Perotto
Councilor Philip P Palmieri
Councilor Joffrey A Smith
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Michael C Perotto Councilor Philip P Palmieri Councilor Joffrey A Smith
 
Also:Councilor Gary Rosen
Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes @ 4:40 P.M.
Councilor Joseph M. Petty @ 5:40 P.M.
State Representative Vincent Pedone

City Manager Michael V. O'Brien
Assistant City Manager Julie Jacobson
Director of Downtown Development Timothy McGourthy
Development Staffperson Paul Morano
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
 
1.

Economic Development

1a.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Economic Development Initiatives Monthly Status Report for August - September 2007.
# 10.8B CM September 18, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Hold The Chairperson invited the City Manager and Young Park of Berkeley Investments to communicate with the Committee the status of the CitySquare development

1b.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Economic Development Initiatives Monthly Status Report for July, 2007.
# 8.8E CM July 17, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

1c.

Communication of the City Manager relative to Economic Development Initiatives Monthly Status Report - June 2007.
# 7a CC June 12, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

1d.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to an update of the Economic Development Initiatives - May 2007.
# 5a CC May 15, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

1e.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting an update of Economic Development initiatives relative to development activity since the last monthly report.
# 5a CC April 10, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

1f.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to an update of the Economic Development Initiatives- March 2007.
# 5a CC March 13, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

1g.

Communication of the City Manager relative to Economic Development Initiatives Monthly Status Report - February 2007.
# 5a CC February 06, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

1h.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting the Economic Development Report for January 2, 2007.
# 8.8B CM January 02, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

1i.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting the Monthly Economic Development Report for December 2006.
# 8.8B CM December 12, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

1j.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting the Economic Development Report for the Month of November 2006.
# 3A CM November 14, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

2.

Small Business Retention and Recruitment

2a.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Economic Development Division's Small Business Retention and Recruitment Report.
# 10.8C CM September 18, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Hold

2b.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Economic Development Division's small business retention and recruitment efforts and other coordinated city activities.
# 8.8D CM July 17, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Hold

2c.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication regarding the Economic Development Division's (EDD) small business retention and recruitment efforts and other coordinated City activities.
# 7b CC June 12, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Hold

2d.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication regarding the Economic Development Division's (EDD) small business retention and recruitment efforts.
# 5b CC May 15, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Hold

2e.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication regarding the Economic Development Divisionís (EDD) small business retention and recruitment efforts and other coordinated City activities.
# 5b CC April 10, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Hold

2f.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication regarding the Economic Development Division's (EDD) small business retention and recruitment efforts.
# 5b CC March 13, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Hold

2g.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication regarding the Economic Development Division's (EDD) small business retention and recruitment efforts.
# 5b CC February 06, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Hold

2h.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to a new category, Small Business Recruitment and Retention, on the Monthly Economic Development Report.
# 8.8A CM January 02, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Hold

3.

Worcester Lights Program

3a.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Creation of a Worcester Lights Program.
# 10.8A CM March 06, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Hold

4.

Gateway Park

4a.

Communication of the City Manager recommending Adoption of the Attached Resolution to Approve an Amendment to the Gateway Park Master Plan.
# 9.8A CM June 19, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 3-0

4b.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the sale of the former Worcester Vocational High School property located at One Concord Street to Gateway Park LLC.
# 8.8B CM July 17, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Hold

5.

Communications of the City Manager

5a.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the South Worcester Industrial Park and the Disposition of the 49 Canterbury Street Site.
# 10.8E CM September 18, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Hold

5b.

Request City Council adopt the Attached Combined Resolution to Accept the Provisions of Chapter 43D of the Massachusetts General Laws, to Designate 49 Canterbury Street as a Priority Development Site, and to File and Accept a State Executive Office of Economic Development Interagency Permitting Board Grant.


In City Council December 12, 2006 # 8.8E CM - Resolution adopted 10-0

Attachments
In Committee for informational purposes only

Recommend File

5c.

Transmitting communication relative to an update on the Skybridge Project.
# 9f CC May 01, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Hold

5d.

Recommending City Council Adopt the Attached Order Authorizing the City Manager to Accept the Deed to the Major Taylor Boulevard Garage.


In City Council April 24, 2007 # 9.30A CM - Order adopted 10-0

Attachments
In Committee for informational purposes only

Recommend File

5e.

Transmitting informational communication relative to Thirty Million Dollars ($30,000,000.) for the Special District Financing Zone. (Loan Order for this Project adopted on January 30, 2007 11-0)
# 10.8C CM January 16, 2007


In Committee for informational purposes only
In Committee January 29, 2007 - Held


Attachments

Recommend File

5f.

Request review and adoption of the attached Order to file a Home Rule Petition with the Great and General Court to amend the existing Convention Center Bond Bill, Chapter 152 of the Acts of 1997, as amended to create a special Finance District Zone in the City of Worcester.


In City Council June 20, 2006 # 3B CM - Order adopted 11-0
In Committee October 16, 2006 - Held


Attachments
In Committee for informational purposes only

Recommend File

5g.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Worcester UniverCity Partnership.
# 7.8A CM January 30, 2007

Attachments
In Committee for informational purposes only

Recommend Hold

5h.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the status of funding for the Hadley Apartments and Beacon Place Condominium Project.
# 10.9A CM January 16, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Hold

5i.

Transmitting communication relative to completed negotiations on a Gross Maximum Price for the construction of Union Station Garage and the assemblage of Federal and State transportation grant funding, and the corresponding loan authority associated with this grant reimbursement funding, allowing for this project to begin construction.


In City Council December 19, 2006 # 14a CC - Loan Order adopted 11-0

Attachments
In Committee for informational purposes only

Recommend File

5j.

Recommending adoption of a Resolution to File and Accept an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup Grant.


In City Council December 12, 2006 # 8.8A - Resolution adopted

Attachments
In Committee for informational purposes only

Recommend File

5k.

Transmitting informational communication on the Dickstein Shapiro Agreement with the City of Worcester
# 11.28C CM September 12, 2006

Attachments

Recommend Hold