AGENDA

HOUSING & NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION COMMITTEE

JANUARY 29, 2003

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:04 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:46 p.m.

 

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Juan A. Gomez

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Barbara G. Haller

 

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Deputy City Manager Paul V. LaCava

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Director of Housing Scott Hayman

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Director of Neighborhood Services Dennis Hennessy

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Director of Planning Joel Fontaine

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Assistant City Clerk Lisa M. Thomas

City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 

PRESENTATION BY THE ADMINISTRATION AND RKG REGARDING THE HOUSING MARKET STUDY

Speakers from RKG: Fred Pulitzer and Dick Ockschneider

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a report comparing the percentage of tax-exempt property in the city of Worcester as a percentage of the whole and compare this data to same data for the other forty cities across the Commonwealth.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide the City Council with a report quantifying the number of beds provided on-campus at the nine Worcester colleges and universities and compare to the number of students enrolled at each institution.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration address housing issues related to the mobility challenged population when the revised housing policy document is finalized.

 

Questioners:

1.                 William Breault, 4 Hathaway Street, Worcester

2.                 Barbara T. White, 38 Upland Gardens Drive, Worcester

3.                 Steve Power, 5 Viking Terrace, Worcester

4.                 Don Hintley, Oak Hill CDC

5.                 Nadia, 1 Colonial Road, Worcester

6.                 Tom Tobin, 268 Burncoat Street, Worcester

7.                 Suzanne Buccaglione, 57 Harrison Street, Worcester

 

1.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to RKG City Wide Housing Market Study.

††††††††† #18C CMOctober 29, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

2.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to questions regarding the Housing Market Study.

††††††††† #18F CMNovember 12, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

3.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to presentation of the Housing Market Study and Worcester Build Out Analysis.

††††††††† #18A CMNovember 12, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

4.†††††† Communication of Roberta Schaefer, Executive Director of Worcester Regional Research Bureau relative to questions and comments on Worcester's Housing Market Study.

††††††††† #21 CCNovember 19, 2002

Recommend Hold