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Ordinance Committee Meeting October 12, 2021

Oct 12 2021

6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

City Council

Holyoke Massachusetts

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §§ 18-25,

and Section 20 of Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021,

notice is hereby given of a meeting of the committee on


On Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Meeting to take place at

Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight St

and can be accessed remotely on Zoom Meetings

Per order of the Chair: Rebecca Lisi

*** Meeting can be accessed remotely via

Meeting ID: 833 3593 0547 Meeting Passcode: 273831 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with same Meeting ID and Passcode.  ***


Item 1: 12-1-20 PUBLIC HEARING Petition from residents on Michigan Ave. for speed bumps

Item 2: 8-3-21 Zone Change Application for Ivan Troshchiy to change from RA to RO at 405 Ingleside Street to rezone in a manner consistent with development patterns in the area.
*Public hearing closed 9-14-21

Item 3: 6-15-21 LISI – that section be amended to allow for increased fence heights by special permit.
*Public hearing closed 8-31-21

Item 4: 8-3-21 MURPHY – Updating to the Holyoke ordinances of Uses – Defining restaurant adding to SEC 2 Under Appendix A
Restaurant – a business establishment where meals or refreshments may be purchased
Restaurant Sit down: A building, or portion thereof, containing tables and/or booths for at least two-thirds of its legal capacity, which is designed, intended and used for the indoor sales and consumption of food prepared on the premises, except that food may be consumed outdoors in landscaped terraces, designed for dining purposes, which are adjuncts to the main indoor restaurant facility. The term “restaurant sit down” shall not include “fast food establishments” but may also include “drive in – or take out” and food delivery services.
Restaurant, drive-in or take-out: Premises and building for the sale, dispensing, or serving of food, refreshments, or beverages. for Consumption in vehicles temporarily parked on the premises, or at tables, benches, counters and the like the majority of which are out-of-doors; or for consumption off the premises, may also offer drive-in or take-out and food delivery services.
*Public hearing closed 8-31-21

Item 5: PUBLIC HEARING (continued from 7-27-21, 9-14-21) 6-15-21 – Zone change proposal to create a Retail Center (RC) zone taking into account both present tenancies and desired future development of such properties with appropriate criteria to ensure proper cohesive uses and promote continued mixed commercial/retail in Holyoke.

Item 6: PUBLIC HEARING (continued from 7-27-21, 9-14-21) 6-15-21 – Zone change proposal to have the City of Holyoke remove from its Code of Ordinances, Appendix A, Zoning Ordinance, Section 8.3 “Shopping Center Districts” and any other references to said zone and replace with Retail Center (RC).

Item 7: PUBLIC HEARING (continued from 7-27-21, 9-14-21) 6-15-21 – Zone change proposals to rezone the following parcels to Retail Center (RC) in an effort to create a cohesive regional destination district of mixed commercial / retail which all property owners will share the same regulations: 12 Holyoke St (117-00-005), 229-241 Whiting Farms Rd (174-00-013), 227 Whiting Farms Rd (174-00-013A), Lower Westfield Rd (174-00-013B), 95 Lower Westfield Rd (174-00-016), 250 Whiting Farms Rd (174-00-017), 225 Whiting Farms Rd (174-00-018), 7 Holyoke St (174-00-020), 98 Lower Westfield Rd (174-00-021), 94 Lower Westfield Rd (174-00-022), 86 Lower Westfield Rd (174-00-024), Whitney Ave (176-00-010B), 50 Holyoke St (176-00-010C), 400 Whitney Ave (176-00-013), Whitney Ave (176-00-014), 489 Whitney Ave (176-00-014.1), 494 Whitney Ave (176-00-027), 496 Whitney Ave (176-00-028), Whitney Ave (176-00-029).

Item 8: 2-16-21 ANDERSON-BURGOS — Ordered, that Sec 86-321 of the City’s Parking Ordinance be amended by striking the following section:
Northampton St.
A point 20 feet North of Corser St.
A point 200 feet North of Corser St.
2 hour parking 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday
*Tabled 5-11-21

Item 9: 8-3-21 MURPHY — Ordered that the ordinance committee meet to discuss downtown parking meters in terms of the amount of time allowed & the price charged, as well as how we might increase the number of payment options available.


Administrative Assistant: Jeffery Anderson-Burgos

The listing of matters are those reasonably 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. Agenda subject to change up to two business days (48 hours) prior to posted meeting time.

Jeffery Anderson-Burgos
Administrative Assistant to the City Council

Holyoke City Hall
536 Dwight St, Room 10
Holyoke, MA 01040
Regular hours 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Meeting days 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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