CITY OF WORCESTER

Economic Development Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:06 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:29PM


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux

Committee Members

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:Councilor Morris A. Bergman Councilor Gary Rosen Chief Development Officer Michael Traynor Asst. Chief Development Officer Stephen Rolle Asst. Chief Development Officer Peter Dunn City Solicitor David M. Moore Commissioner of Inspectional Services John Kelley City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk
 
1.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

1a.

Order - That the City Council Standing Committee of Economic Development hereby approves the minutes of the Economic Development Committee meeting of August 13, 2019.

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Order adopted

1b.

Order - That the City Council Standing Committee of Economic Development hereby approves the minutes of the Economic Development Committee meeting of September 3, 2019.

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Order adopted

2.

RECONVENED HEARINGS

2a.

Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Brendan Gove, President Zero Point Development request zone change for a portion of 222 Brooks St. from MG-0.5 to RL-7. # 10a CC June 11, 2019

In Committee September 3, 2019 - Hearing Recessed

Attachments

Hearing Recessed

2b.

Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Hugo Asamoah request to extend the BG-3.0 zone to include 40 Ellsworth St. (aka 7 Bigelow St.) # 8a CC January 15, 2019

In Committee February 26, 2019 - Hearing Recessed In Committee September 3, 2019 - Hearing Recessed

Attachments

Recommend Accepting the Planning Board recommendation and Approve

2c.

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

In Committee March 19, 2019 - Hearing Recessed In Committee September 3, 2019 - Hearing Recessed

Attachments

Hearing Recessed

3.

HEARING

3a.

Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Donald J. O'Neil, Esq. on behalf of Worcester Affordable Housing LLC request to amend the Zoning Map by adding 70, 80, 86, 88 and 91 Webster St. to the Adaptive Reuse Overlay District. # 13a CC September 17, 2019

Attachments

Recommend Accepting the Planning Board recommendation and Approve

4.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

4a.

Transmitting informational communication relative to an updated Economic Development Report. # 10.4A CM September 3, 2019

Attachments

Recommend File

4b.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the 2019 Worcester Construction Workforce Disparity Study. # 10.36B CM September 3, 2019

Attachments

Recommend File

4c.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a status update concerning 65 Kenwood Ave. # 8.16A CM June 19, 2018

In Committee June 25, 2019 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Hold

4d.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a status report on 65 Kenwood Street. # 10.13A CM August 13, 2019

Attachments

Recommend Hold

4e.

Communication of the City Manager recommending adoption of a Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment relative to parking and paving in residential front yards. # 10.15A CM March 12, 2019

In Committee September 3, 2019 - Held

Attachments

Recommend to refer to Planning Board

5.

MISCELLANEOUS

5a.

Order Councilor Konsantina B. Lukes and Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson - Request City Manager make recommendations regarding energy efficiency and renewable energy goals, including but not limited to solar energy, green living roofs, electric motor vehicle charging stations, in the design of Polar Ball Park and the Madison Properties Project and as a condition of any TIF or other tax incentives. # 9d CC October 16, 2018

In Committee June 25, 2019 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Hold