City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
189727
Work Completed
Feb 28, 2013 7:00 PM

That the Director of SPCD Report in Writing to the Committee on Housing and Community Development on the Results of the Meeting with the Magoun Square Business Owners and the Ward Five Alderman, to Discuss Parking and Other Issues Affecting the Decline in Business in Magoun Square.

Information

Department:Housing and Community Development CommitteeSponsors:Ward Four Alderman Walter F. Pero
Category:OrderPurposes:Order

Official Text

That the Executive Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development provide a written report to the Committee on Housing and Community Development after the meeting of OSPCD, the Magoun Square business owners and the Ward Five Alderman, (which will be held to work on specific concerns relating to parking and other issues affecting the decline in business in Magoun Square), detailing the progress and proposed planning for improving the business climate in Magoun Square.

Meeting History

Jun 10, 2010 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED
May 25, 2011 6:00 PM  Housing and Community Development Committee Committee Meeting

See item 189106, above.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Dec 14, 2011 7:30 PM  Housing and Community Development Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Glavin reported that there has been some progress on this item. The committee will follow up at a future meeting.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Apr 24, 2012 5:30 PM  Housing and Community Development Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Glavin reported on the meeting and told the members that much of the discussion focused on parking issues in the square. The concerns of the business owners will be reviewed with the Traffic and Parking Department to determine what may be done to alleviate the situation. A follow-up meeting will be held with all concerned parties. Alderman O'Donovan asked that the committee invite the Traffic and Parking Director to its next meeting.

Chairman Lafuente's motion that the Administration and the Director of Traffic and Parking consider using parking ticket and meter fine receipts for the economic development of Magoun Square, was approved.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Aug 29, 2012 6:00 PM  Housing and Community Development Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Glavin stated that the city will continue to evaluate Magoun Square and that OSPCD is working with MIT to come up with ideas to stimulate business growth in the area.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Feb 26, 2013 6:00 PM  Housing and Community Development Committee Committee Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED
Feb 28, 2013 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED