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Harbor Plan Kick Off Meeting | November 15th | 6:00 PM - Shared screen with gallery view
Taskina Tareen - Consultant
40:26
https://harborplan.gloucester-ma.gov/
Shelly Ciolino - COG - Support
01:38:12
Everyone should be in a Breakout Room. If anyone is having any problems, please raise your hand and your Facilitator will call upon you.
David Rosen
02:23:47
I think Gregg Cademartori summarized the issues well in our breakout group. How do you balance the desire to keep the harbor a working harbor while allowing new uses that may not be maritime related to help support the local economy?
Jason Hellendrung, Facilitator
02:23:51
That's a great place to be!
Patti Page
02:27:14
Don’t do it
Linda Stout
02:28:20
Other Infrastructure considerations: vehicle access/traffic and parking
Sunny Robinson
02:30:42
A good comment made in our group that I think is worth repeating is that the waterfront and downtown need to be sustained for the year round community that lives and works. Sunny
Sunny Robinson
02:30:58
here. Sunny
Rick Noonan - HPC Chair
02:31:08
Thanks Sunny
Jill Cahill - COG
02:31:59
We are downloading all of the comments in chat, so please feel free to share here.
Valerie Nelson
02:32:05
We should look forward to the economic development strategies that Utile will be recommending for marine industrial uses in the DPA.
Andree Robert
02:34:01
Is anyone studying how many of the businesses on the harbor in the DPA are operating mainly by truck and not by boat?
Patti Page
02:35:10
There is a mix of both off load from waterfront and truck delivery.
Alexandra Stella D'maris
02:35:14
Sunny -yes !Too much weight is placed on tourist concerns at the moment imho at the expense of the citizens.
Maureen Aylward
02:36:41
What will be available to property owners in DPA/Chap 91 in terms of economic development assistance to identify marine industrial or marine research companies that want to locate to COG?
Valerie Nelson
02:38:09
Federal and state money should help with that.
Lisa Smith
02:38:16
There are ways to light the harbor without over lighting the harbor and creating light pollution to the people who live near the harbor.
Jo-Ann Castano
02:38:26
Might it be helpful to have a larger public discussion on the difference between cultural tourism vs. general tourism? The Mount Auburn Plan addressed a bit of that regarding the harbor.
Gemma Wilkens - COG
02:38:31
https://harborplan.gloucester-ma.gov/
karen ristuben
02:39:52
Good idea Jo-Ann Castano. And how business travel/conference space helps a community.
Valerie Nelson
02:40:06
But not on the waterfront.
Marcia Hart
02:40:10
Yes I remember that from the Mt auburn Plan and felt it was a very important discussion
Zoe Mueller - Consultant, Utile
02:40:16
Andree - yes, the consultant team has been working to differentiate between catch arriving by truck vs. over the docks. This Harbor Plan Committee presentation from September addresses some related questions: https://harborplan.gloucester-ma.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/210901.HPC-Economic-Strategy-Baseline-Detailed-Follow-Up.pdf
Valerie Nelson
02:40:24
Those activities can be located on Main Street.
karen ristuben
02:40:48
Thank you for this information and opportunity to exchange ideas!
Andree Robert
02:40:56
What is the Mt Auburn Plan?
Sunny Robinson
02:41:00
The Mt Auburn Plan was never seriously discussed. It would be a very good discussion to have after we review it. Sunny
Valerie Gilman
02:41:12
Very helpful first meeting. Thanks.
Marcia Hart
02:41:27
Thank you to the consultants and local organizers
Sunny Robinson
02:41:30
Gregg, is the Mt auburn Plan still available on the Harbor section of the web site.? Sunny
Patti Page
02:41:35
The GMRI Marine Innovation center study of 2014 should be presented to the committee
Taskina Tareen - Consultant
02:41:35
The Social Pinpoint will continue to be live on the website, please continue to add your thoughts!
LISA RIGSBY
02:41:45
Thank you, this was interesting and informative!
C/O O'Neil
02:41:48
I think this was a good first meeting. I liked breaking up into small groups.
Nash Amanda
02:42:10
Thanks, great discussion
Sunny Robinson
02:42:14
Why can't all video cameras be on for all participants all the time? Sunny
C/O O'Neil
02:42:18
Thank you!