LAND USE COMMITTEE MEETING
SEPTEMBER 18, 2002
Convened: 7:06 p.m.
Adjourned: 8:43 p.m.
RE: General Discussion and Comments
Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr.
Councillor Joseph M. Petty
Councillor Barbara T. Haller
Also: Chief Development Officer Philip J. Niddire
Staff Assistant Jill Dagilis
Assistant City Manager Paul LaCava
Code Department Staffperson David Holden
Deputy City Solicitor Michael Traynor
Assistant City Solicitor Jeffrey Head
Director of Traffic Engineering Joseph Borbone
Regulatory Services Staffperson Kathleen Donovan
Planning Board Member Joseph Sova
Planning Board Member Samuel Rosario
Planning Board Chairperson Joe Boynton
Housing Director Scott Hayman
Zoning Board of Appeals Member Leonard Ciuffredo
1. Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.
#7D CM June 11, 2002
2. Relative to Law Concerning Unrelated Persons Occupying Premises.
#16D CM June 25, 2002
3. Relative to “Item for Sale” Lawn Signs in a Residential Area/Yard Sales in a Residential Area.
#15A CM July 16, 2002
4. Relative to Seasonal Sidewalk Sales and Yard Sales.
#15B CM September 3, 2002
5. The Committee on Housing and Revitalization Upon the Communication of the City Manager relative to Article VII – Inclusionary Zoning and Density Bonuses to Promote Affordable Housing.
#58 CC February 5, 2002
6. The Planning Board Upon the Order of Councillor Stephen T. Patton requesting the Zoning Ordinance be amended so that Table 4.1, line 12 is changed so that semi-detached dwellings known as duplexes are no longer “allowed by Special Permit” in RS-10 and RS-7 zones and are instead designated as “not allowed”.
#106 CC June 25, 2002
1. Samuel DeSimone, 62 Viele Avenue, Worcester
2. John Reynolds, 100 Waterford Drive, Worcester
3. Mary Keefe, 10 Oxford Street, Worcester
4. Paul Sweeney, 15 Winthrop Street, Worcester
5. Maryanne Ford, 20 Tyson Road, Worcester
6. David Ford, 20 Tyson Road, Worcester
7. Aldo Riggieri, 15 Winneconnet Road, Worcester
8. Anita Cesaitis, 5 Earle Street, Worcester
Chairman’s Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a report setting forth any timelines that need to be adhered to when considering zone changes referring to examples such as combining zones, additionally provide a color-coded zoning map including the overlay zones and report if eliminating special permits from the ordinances altogether might be legally accomplished.
Chairman’s Order request the Administration provide the City Council with an outline of how other Massachusetts communities have conducted a formal review of their zoning ordinances.