Economic Development Committee Meeting

Monday, December 6, 2010

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 6:33 P.M.

Adjourned: 8:08 PM

Joseph C. O'Brien


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Frederick C Rushton
Councilor Joseph M Petty
Councilor Joffrey A Smith

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Frederick C Rushton
Councilor Joseph M Petty
Councilor Joffrey A Smith @ 6:36 PM
Councilor Barbara G. Haller
Also:Director of Economic Development Timothy McGourthy
Director Planning Joel Fontane
Development Staff Person Paul Morano Jr.
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

Reconvened Hearing - Zone Change


Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Attorney Robert Longden on behalf of 222 June St. LLC and Botany Bay Properties, LLC request to change the zoning district classification of 222 June St. and 55 Botany Bay from RS-7 to RL-7
# 9a CC March 16, 2010

In Committee July 13, 2010 - Hearing Recessed


Councilor Rushton asked to be recused from participating in this hearing. He was recused on a roll call of 2-0 and the left the room. Councilor Petty assumed the Chair. Representing the petitioner was Attorney Robert Longdon, Mr. Carl Foley, Principal of Botany Bay Development and Robert Michaud, Principal of MDM Transportation Consultants of Marlborough, MA were also present.

John Ford, Worcester Resident at Botany Bay spoke in opposition
Arthur Dupre, Worcester Resident at Botany Bay spoke in favor
Frederick Wedemeyer, Worcester Resident spoke in favor
Kathy Lewis, Worcester Resident at Botany Bay spoke in favor

Recommend Approval as amended as recommended by the Planning Board (see attached)


Communication of the City Manager


Recommending adoption of the attached resolutions to file an Application to Designate 50 Prescott Street as a Site Specific Economic Opportunity Area and a Certified Project.
# 9.4A CM November 30, 2010


Appearing and speaking for the development were Kevin O'Sullivan, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Biomedical Initiative, Jeffrey Solomon, Executive Vice President & CFO of WI and Francesca Maltese of the O'Connell Development Group, Holyoke, MA

Recommend Approval