DGR Meeting 5/13/19 Text Size
Event takes place on May 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers
Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a regular meeting of the committee on
Development and Govt. Relations Committee
At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Monday, May 13th, 2019, at 6:00 PM
Per order of the Chair: David Bartley
Item 1: Previous Meeting Minutes
Item 2: Bartley 5/7/19: Order: That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer of $1,000 from Eureka Enterprises, LLC to purchase and redevelop the City owned building at 144 High Street. The property is identified in the Holyoke Assessors records as Map 013, Block 02, Parcel 004 and described as two-story 5,460 square foot building situated on 3,354 square feet of land. The property is zoned as Downtown Business (BC) and has an assessed value of $82,400. Additional information is attached.
Item 3: Sullivan 5/7/19: Order: That the Honorable City Council, in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30B and the Holyoke Procurement Ordinance, vote to accept an offer from Jah Jan, LLC to purchase and redevelop the City owned land located at 689 Main Street for $40,000. The property is identified in the Holyoke Assessors records as Map 055, Block 00, Parcel 009 and described as a vacant lot approximately 20,343 square feet (.47 acre) in size. The property is zoned General Industry (IG) and has an assessed value of $24,600. Additional information is attached.
Item 4: Murphy 2/19/19: Ordered that the Development and Government Relations committee meet with the director of the office of planning and development, the director of the community development office, and representatives from the Holyoke Housing Authority, One Holyoke, Valley Opportunity Council, Nueva Esperanza, a Representative form redevelopment authority and other interested parties to discuss the short and long term plans for improving the Churchill neighborhood. At this meeting, the following areas should be discussed specifically: corner of Jackson & Maple Street, vacant lot; corner of Jackson and Chestnut Street, vacant lot; corner of Franklin and Chestnut Street, vacant lot, corners of Hampshire and Elms Street, vacant lots, parts of Walnut Street between Sargeant and Hampshire, vacant lots and poorly maintained properties, and Commercial Street, vacant lots between Sargeant and Jackson Streets. Goal is to move the process to a recommended action, and help create a timeline for what can and should be done, and by which agencies.
Item 5: Petition from Neighbor to Neighbor RE MOU between Holyoke Gas and Electric and Columbia Gas MA to establish new pipeline infrastructure.
Item 6: Lebron-Martinez 5/7/19: Order: that in order to allow for development and redevelopment of properties in the area in alignment with existing City plans; provide cohesiveness to the area and bring those parcels further into conformity, the following parcels be zone changed as shown in the following table:
PARCEL ID OWNER PROPOSED CURRENT USE
011-07-008 N.E. Telephone RO to BC parking lot
011-07-009 N.E. Telephone RO to BC parking lot
011-07-010 N.E. Telephone RO to BC telephone exchange station
011-10-002 2nd Cong. Church RO to BC religious
011-10-003 Foley Property RO to BC educational property
011-10-005 Foley Property RO to DR parking lot
011-10-006 Alecto Realty Trust RO to DR Two-Family
011-10-007 LC2 Holyoke LLC RO to DR developable land
011-10-008 LC2 Holyoke LLC RO to DR developable land
Item 7: Murphy 5/13/19: that the Mayor, the Director of Planning and Development, and the Director of the Holyoke Housing Authority meet with the DG&R committee to seek ways to include the parking lot at the corner of Clemente and Hamilton Streets as part of the planned South Holyoke housing redevelopment around Carlos Vega Park.
Item 8: Scheduling of Next DGR Meeting
Administrative Assistant: Ryan M. Allen
The listing of matters are those reasonable anticipated by the chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law. Also one or two items may require the committee to enter into executive session at this meeting.
Posted on April 26, 2019 by allenr