Commerce and Development Committee

Wednesday, May 2, 2001

Local 170 Business Office, 805 Millbury Street

Convened: 6:05 P.M.

Adjourned: 7:08 P.M.


Present were:††††† Chairman Councillor Stephen T. Patton

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Dennis L. Irish

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Joseph M. Petty

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr.


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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† City Solicitor David M. Moore

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chief Development Officer Philip Niddrie

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Commissioner of DPW Robert L. Moylan

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Deputy City Solicitor Michael Traynor


1.     Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to the completion of an economic development plan for the re-use of the Greenwood Street landfill.

#8 A CM February 6, 2001

In Committee April 2, 2001 - Held

Recommend Hold


2.     Chairmanís Order from Commerce and Development Adopted April 10, 2001 Ė Request that in the contract for the conveyance of landfill property, that the Administration distribute the proceeds of the sale of this city-owned land for development off of the proposed Nippnapp Trail between the Quinsigamond Heritage Park Revitalization Plan and the Greenwood Street Streetscape Improvement Program and also include a requirement that Liberty Properties and P & W RR partner with the Vernon Hil/Green Island CDC.

#22 CC April 10, 2001

Recommend Hold


3.     Communication of the City Manager relative to proceeds of the Sale of City-owned land off of the proposed Nippnapp Trail.

#7C CM May 1, 2001

Recommend Hold


Chairmanís Order Request that in permitting of buildings to be located off of the Nippnapp Trail that residents of all streets that intersect Greenwood Street and all other streets bounded by Upland, Harwich, Forsberg, Steele and Whipple Street be notified and invited to attend the public meetings and offer input.


Speakers:†† 1. David Johnson, Executive Director Quinsigamond Village Neighborhood Center spoke about sidewalk monies

†††††††††††††††††† 2. Jack Donahue, 16 Victoria Avenue requested that development limitations concern the directing of lighting, lighting of the sides of the buildings, billboards and landscaping buffers.

3. Michael Creasey, BRVNHC Director

†††††††††††††††††† 4. Lynne Dufresne, 13 Forsberg Street

†††††††††††††††††† 5. Russ Cohen, Mass Fisheries and Wildlife

†††††††††††††††††† 6. Jane Petrella, 245 Greenwood Street

†††††††††††††††††† 7. Herb Williamson, 29 Adelle Circuit

†††††††††††††††††† 8. Marge Bequiri, Victoria Street

Councillor Patton asked that the ten points referred to by Ms. Petrella be incorporated as part of the minutes of this meeting.