Economic Development Committee Meeting

Monday, December 16, 2013

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:40 P.M.

Adjourned: 7:24 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:Chairperson Councilor Frederick C Rushton Councilor Joseph C O'Brien Councilor George J Russell
Also:City Manager Michael V. O'Brien Director of Development Timothy McGourthy Economic Development Staff Person Paul Morano Economic Development Staff Person Heather Gould Economic Development Staff Person Jackson Restrepo Chief Financial Officer Thomas Zidelis City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

Communications of the City Manager


Recommend City Council Approval Regarding the CitySquare Downtown Development Project and the Gateway Park Project # 10.4D CM November 26, 2013


1. John Rupeck, Worcester resident
2. Tom Darcy, no residence given
3. Donette Bennett, Worcester resident
4. Steve Manu, no residence given
5. Robert Thomas, Worcester resident
6. Frank Kartheiser, Worcester resident
7. James Donoghue, West Boylston resident
8. Dave Minasian, Worcester resident
9. Mark Waxler, Worcester resident
10. Stephen O’Neil, Worcester resident
11. Jack Donahue, Worcester resident
12. Sue Mailman, Northborough, resident
13. Alan Lavigne, no residence given
14. Timothy Murray, Worcester resident
15. Sandy Dunn, Holden resident
16. Christopher Collins, Sterling resident
17. Craig Blais, Sutton resident
18. Jo Hart, Worcester resident

Recommend Approval


Recommend Adoption of a Resolution Relative to the Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP). # 10.4A CM November 26, 2013


Recommend Approval



Request City Manager provide the City Council with bi-monthly certified employment numbers for the CitySquare Downtown Development and Gateway Park Projects.


Request City Manager establish a CitySquare Job Training and Recruitment Fund and appoint a Board to monitor its operation with the first three years of operation to receive a $100,000 deposit each year.