Economic Development Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:45 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:20 P.M.

Joseph M. Petty


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Frederick C Rushton
Councilor Joseph C O'Brien
Councilor George J Russell

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Councilor George J Russell, Acting Chairperson Councilor Joseph C O'Brien
Also:Director of Economic Development Timothy McGourthy Acting Director of Planning Luba Zhaurova Director of Housing Miguel Rivera Director of Community Development Gregory Baker City Clerk Staff Person AJ Pottle City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

Zone Change Reconvened Hearing


Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Arthur Mooradian requesting to amend the Worcester Zoning Ordinance by converting all RG-5 lots to RG-4 so that lots between 4,000 and 5,000 square feet become buildable/saleable. # 15c CC October 15, 2013

In Committee December 3, 2013 - Hearing Recessed


1. Arthur Mooradian, Worcester resident
2. Jo Hart, Worcester resident

Recommend Approval of an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance so as to establish a new minimum lot size of 4,000 square feet for the construction of one, two or three family dwellings on existing undeveloped lots in RG-5 Zones


Communications of the City Manager


Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Number of Lots That Would be Affected if All RG-5 Lots Were Converted to RG-4 Lots. # 8.23B Tuesday, November 12, 2013

In Committee December 3, 2013 - Held


Recommend File


Transmitting for City Council's review and information a copy of the Housing Market Study, as prepared by RKG Consultants, the Analysis of Impediments to Affordable Housing, as prepared by 12 Community Development Consulting, Inc. and a recommended Housing Strategy, as prepared by the Executive Office of Economic Development. # 5a CC November 27, 2012

In Committee June 11, 2013 - Held In Committee June 19, 2013 - Held In Committee July 9, 2013 - Held In Committee November 26, 2013 - Held


Recommend File




Petition of Lee Buckley request to establish decent standards in housing and renters equity in housing in Worcester. # 7b CC November 20, 2007

In Committee April 24, 2012 - Held In Committee April 24, 2012 - Held In Committee November 26, 2013 - Held


Recommend File