CITY OF WORCESTER
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:09 P.M.
Adjourned: 6:08 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux
|Chairperson Candy Mero-Carlson |
|Councilor Sarai Rivera |
|Councilor Matthew E Wally |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson
Councilor Sarai Rivera
Councilor Matthew E Wally|
|Also:||City Solicitor David Moore
Chief Development Officer Michael Traynor
Asst. Chief Development Officer Stephen Rolle
Commissioner of Inspectional Services John Kelly
Councilor Morris A. Bergman
Councilor George J. Russell
Councilor Gary Rosen
City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk|
Hearing Item - Zoning Amendment
Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Councilor George J. Russell request to amend the Zoning Table of Uses for multi-family dwelling, low rise from SP to N in a RL-7 zone and for single-family attached dwelling from SP to N in a RL-7.
# 14a CC July 17, 2018
Recommend Hearing be recessed
Communications of the City Manager
Transmitting informational communication relative to information concerning how the City’s draft ordinances addressing the negative aspects of short-term bedroom rentals collaborates with legislation at the state level and who becomes the overriding authority as the legislation moves forward.
# 8.13B CM November 15, 2016
In Committee December 13, 2016 - Held
In Committee April 25, 2017 - Held
Transmitting informational communication relative to a report describing a new state law governing short-term rentals.
# 8.13A CM February 26, 2019
Request City Manager develop a plan for collecting the 3% Community Impact Fee and the 6% hotel-motel tax for short term rentals and provide this to City Council.
Transmitting informational communication regarding procurement workshops.
# 9.4B CM January 08, 2019
Transmitting informational communication regarding Business Improvement Districts.
# 9.4A CM January 08, 2019
Transmitting informational communication relative to Economic Development initiatives.
# 9.4B CM September 12, 2018
Order of Councilor Morris A. Bergman - Request City Manager consider implementing a moratorium in the interpretation/application and enforcement of that part of the definition of a LODGING HOUSE under the City of Worcester Zoning Ordinance (As amended through May 2, 2017) where “A dwelling or that part of a dwelling where sleeping accommodations are let, with or without kitchen facilities, to four (4) or more persons not within the second degree of kindred to the person conducting it…” that is being applied to pre-existing multi-family homes with 4 or more existing bedrooms.
# 10a CC April 10, 2018
Request City Manager request City Solicitor report how the term “Lodging House” is applied on a local level in light of the State Supreme Courts recent decision regarding the definition of the term “Lodging House”.
Request City Manager consider collecting data regarding the number of bedrooms at locations where citations are issued relative to the enforcement of code violations at dwellings of 4 or more existing bedrooms.
Request City Manager provide to City Council a copy of the Boston ordinance regarding an allowance for student at dwellings of 4 or more existing bedrooms and further, report if this could be applied to Worcester and if it is feasible to adopt a similar ordinance in Worcester.
Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Allyn Jones request One Tiverton Parkway be zoned all commercial (BL-1.0).
# 10a CC December 12, 2017
Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Allyn Jones request the BL-1. zone be extended to include the entire parcel at 1097 Pleasant St.
# 10b CC December 12, 2017