LAND USE COMMITTEE

JANUARY 24, 2005

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 6:07 p.m.

Adjourned: 7:45 p.m.

 

Present were:††††† Chairperson Councillor Michael C. Perotto

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Frederick C. Rushton

 

Also: †††††††††††††††††† Planning Director Joel Fontane

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 

HEARINGS

 

1.†††††† Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Councillor Philip Palmieri requesting that the Zoning Ordinance be amended as follows: To amend Table 4.1, Business Uses so that in a BG-2.0 district the uses listed in line 8 be allowed only by Special Permit and not by right.

#73 CC November 26, 2002

Hearing opened @ 6:07 p.m. and recessed @ 6:08 p.m. to February 28, 2005 @ 6:00 p.m.

Recommend Hold

 

2.†††††† Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Attorney Samuel DeSimone requesting to change the Zoning Map of the City of Worcester from MG-2 to BG-2 by extending the BG-2 zone from the northerly side of Ballard St. to the southerly side of Ballard St.††

††††††††† #14 CC January 11, 2005

Hearing opened @ 6:08 p.m. and recessed @ 7:45 p.m. to February 28, 2005 @ 6:00 p.m.

Present were:

  1. Denis Dowdle, Resident Agent, Madison Worcester Holdings LLC
  2. Attorney Samuel DeSimone representing applicant
  3. Jack Donahue 11 Butler Street, Worcester

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide the City Council with assessed values of properties at 40-180 Ballard Street that are being requested to be re-zoned.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager request the City Solicitor provide the City Council with a report on regarding the enforcement of conceptual plan agreement between the City of Worcester and Madison Worcester Holdings LLC.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report to the City Council whether the City of Worcester may enact an amendment to the zoning ordinance to restrict the hours of operation of retail establishments.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager to request Madison Worcester Holdings LLC to provide the City Council with photographs of their various retail properties across New England.

 

Communication of the City Manager

 

3.†††††† Relative to Ballard Street Area Rezoning Assessment Report.

††††††††† #17A CM January 11, 2005

Recommend Hold