Economic Development Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:35 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 Sarai Rivera
Councilor George J Russell

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Frederick C. Rushton Councilor Sarai Rivera Councilor George J. Russell Councilor Gary Rosen
Also:Chief Development Officer Michael Traynor Development Staff Person Paul Morano City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

Communication of the City Manager


Recommend adoption of a resolution to to file and accept an application to designate 100 Wall Street as a Housing Development Certified Project. # 9.4A CM September 15, 2015


1. Kevin Ksen, Worcester resident
2. Stuart Loosemore, Leicester resident

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays


Miscellaneous Item


Order of Councilor George J. Russell - Request Standing Committee on Economic Development work with the City Manager's Economic Development staff to create a written process similar to those provided by the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board that provides a sixty (60) to ninety (90) day maximum timetable for TIF and other similar development applications. This process should comply with the Economic Development Committee's regular scheduled meetings. # 11j CC June 16, 2015


1. Kevin Ksen, Worcester resident
2. Jo Hart, Worcester, Worcester resident

Recommend Hold

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager review the TIF policies established in other communities and recommend to the City Council for review, approval and implementation a policy for Worcester that includes timelines that applicants can rely on when proposing development. (see attachments)