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Development & Governmental Relations Committee Meeting September 3, 2020

Sep 3 2020

6:30 pm Remote by Zoom

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City Council
Holyoke Massachusetts

Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a regular meeting of the committee on

Development and Govt. Relations

. Meeting will take place remotely and can be accessed via www.zoom.us Meeting ID: ID: 829 3645 4910 Meeting Password: 427369 or by call in at 1 (929)205-6099 with same Meeting ID and Password.  Written public comment can be submitted to publiccomment@holyoke.org.

Meeting to take place remotely on Zoom Meetings on Thursday September 3, at 6:30PM
Per order of the Chair: David Bartley

Agenda:

Item 1: Previous Meeting Minutes

Item 2: Public hearing on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 6:30pm to consider a major plan change to the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority’s Urban Renewal Plan.  The hearing is being held in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 121 B and 760 CMR 12.

Item 3: Bartley 8/4/20: Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council declare 415 Main Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors records as Map 028, Block 07, Parcel 004, consisting of a vacant mixed use style building on an approximate 2,744 square foot lot. The property is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 16242, Page 457. The property was awarded to the City via   Land Court Decree with a Final Judgment recorded on March 3, 2020 in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 23111, Page 441. The property is zoned Highway Business (BH) and has an assessed value of $122,300.

Item 4: Bartley 8/4/20: Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council declare 417 Main Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors records as Map 028, Block 07, Parcel 005, consisting of a vacant lot approximately 2,744 square feet in size. The property is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 16242, Page 457. The property was awarded to the City via a Land Court Decree with a Final Judgment recorded on March 3, 2020 in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 23111, Page 441. The property is zoned Highway Business (BH) and has an assessed value of $13,100.

Item 5: Bartley 8/4/20:  Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council declare 136 Cabot Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors records as Map 010, Block 01, Parcel 008, consisting of a vacant row house style building on an approximate 1,786 square foot lot. The property is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 5342, Page 217. The property was awarded to the City via a Land Court Decree with a Final Judgment recorded on August 17, 2016 in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 21314, Page 280. The property is zoned General Industry (IG) and has an assessed value of $61,100.

Item 6: Bartley 8/4/20: Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of 13 Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council declare Cabot Street parcel identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors records as Map 010, Block 01, Parcel 002 as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel consists of a vacant lot approximately 1,742 square feet in size. The property is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 6156, Page 444. The property was awarded to the City via a Land Court Decree with a Final Judgment recorded on October 29, 1986 in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 22924, Page 533. The property is zoned General Industry (IG) and has an assessed value of $11,800

Item 7: Bartley 8/4/20:  Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council declare 525 Pleasant Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors records as Map 091, Block 00, Parcel 073, consisting of a vacant lot approximately 7,841 square feet in size. The property is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 2273, Page 304. The property was awarded to the City via a Land Court Decree with a Final Judgment recorded on March 3, 2020 in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 23111, Page 440. The property is zoned Multi-Family Residence (RM-20) and has an assessed value of $36,400.

Item 8: Bartley 8/4/20: Ordered, that in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 30B and the Holyoke Code of Ordinances procurement ordinance, the City Council declare 107 Clemente Street as surplus property available for disposition. Said parcel is identified by the Holyoke Board of Assessors records as Map 028, Block 03, Parcel 002, consisting of a vacant lot approximately 6,534 square feet in size. The property is more particularly described at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 8162, Page 162. The property was awarded to the City via a Land Court Decree with a Final Judgment recorded on July 2, 2013 in Hampden County Registry of Deeds Book 19903, Page 535. The property is zoned Downtown Residential (DR) and has an assessed value of $32,600.

Item 9: Bartley 8/4/20: Ordered, that the Honorable City Council accept the amendments to the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority’s Urban Renewal Plan, entitled “Connect. Construct. Create.: A Plan for the Revitalization of Center City Holyoke” as presented. The City Council also authorizes the HRA to approve minor, non-substantial language changes to the urban renewal plan amendments, if such changes are recommended by the Department of Housing and Community Development, such as clarification of actions mentioned throughout the plan, defining of terms, and amending grammar.

Item 10: Murphy 8/4/20: Ordered, that the Director of Planning and Economic Development meet with the DG&R Committee to discuss the future of the Armory Building sight. Does the City have any reputable offers for the property which can be implemented in the next couple of years? If not, would the demolition of the remaining structure create an opportunity to construct several new homes at that intersection?

Item 11: Murphy 8/4/20: Ordered that the Director of Planning and Economic development meet with the DG&R committee to provide an update on the current plans for the former Geriatric Authority building. Are we planning to seek new proposals in the near future?

Item 12: Communication from OPED Director Marcos Marrero RE: Status and Sale of former Geriatric Authority site at 45 Lower Westfield Rd.

Item 13: Lebron-Martinez 8/4/20: Ordered that the City begins to find ways to address the appearance of High St. with the blighted buildings, and other open space abandonment, this has been a constituents request.

Item 14: 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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