TCC Meeting Notes: Thursday, July 9, 2009
9:30 AM, meeting at BCNC, 4th floor conference room.
Attendees: Enoch Liao, Sue Kim, Richard Goldberg, Shirley Mark, Dennis Lui, Matt Swaidan, Julian Bushman-Copp, Chutze Chan, Barbara Rubel, Bill Moy, Anne Tse, Chinwen Lee, Kye Liang
I. Refreshments, Welcome, & Introductions
II. Chinatown MasterPlan 2010, update by Kye Liang–
– Nominated, elected 13 member oversight committee
– Hired consultant for MP process – Tainter Associated from Newburyport
– Divided MP Project into 2 phases
Phase I – “Chinatown Tomorrow” – created shared vision for community
Phase II – Implementation – scenario building
– First Community Meeting on July 22, 2009 6-8pm at the Metropolitan Community Room (38 Oak Street, Boston, MA 02111)
– For more information, go to http://www.chinatowngateway.org/mp2010.htm
III. Chinatown Storefront Library Project, presentation by Marrikka Trotter, Friends of Chinatown Library. Presentation by Julian Bushman-Copp and Matthew Swaidan.
-Collections donated by various sources. Available for browsing. Won’t have lending services due to the limited resources.
– Latest Update:
Space – Looking at 3 potential spaces. Hope to finalize by the end of July. Seeking approximately 1500 square feet of donated space.
Materials – Shawmut has donated a significant portion of the materials
– Timeline: Fabricate – July
Install – August
Open – September (fall)
– For more information, go to http://www.storefrontlibrary.org
IV. Development Updates – Boston Redevelopment Authority, Sue Kim
V. Announcements, Updates, and Kaffeeklatsch
A. Preview next meeting: if we get Bill Linehan to come, we’ll have an August meeting, otherwise we’ll take our usual break in August.
B. Safety Committee (via Barbara Rubel)
C. Chinatown Educational Parkway Chart – see latest draft and give feedback, if any to Richard Goldberf at Richard@aaca-boston.org.
D. Chinese Gambler’s Self-Help Meeting, On the 1st Monday of the month from 1-2pm at St. James Church (125 Harrison Ave., Boston). Sponsored by Massachusetts Counsel on Compulsive Gambling. For more information contact Chien-Chi Huang at (857) 383-3563.
Next Meeting: Either Thursday, August 13, 2009 @ BCNC 4th floor Conference Room
OR Thursday, September 10, 2009, depending on availability.