Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
The commissioner of the division of capital planning and operations, in consultation with the commissioner of the department of environmental management, is hereby authorized to lease certain structures and adjacent lands within Nickerson state park in the town of Brewster, to the Cape Cod Repertory Theatre Company, Incorporated, a nonprofit corporation, for an initial term of twenty-five years together with an option for renewal for an additional term of thirty years.
The structures and land to be leased are known as "The Cape House", "The Livery Building", and adjacent grounds which shall not exceed five acres. In addition, at the option of the lessee, the commissioner shall include in said lease the structures in Nickerson state park known as "The Amphitheatre" and "The Meetinghouse". The lessee shall use the property solely for the purposes of a regional theatre of the visual and performing arts, to provide plays, exhibits, and instructional and other programs of music and fine arts, and for such other purposes not inconsistent with the provisions of this section. The department of environmental management may retain some use of the structures and land so long as such use does not prevent the lessee from enjoying the benefits of the lease. The Livery Building, The Cape House, and surrounding grounds may be known as "The Isaac F. and Sarah E. Crosby Historical Site" and are delineated on a plan to be filed with the department of environmental management entitled "Land and buildings in Nickerson state park to be leased to the Cape Cod Repertory Theatre Company, Incorporated".
In consideration therefor, the lessee shall be responsible for the restoration, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the structures and adjacent grounds, and shall cooperate with the department of environmental management in providing joint programs, develop and implement a program of historical interpretation for the site, and comply with such other reasonable terms and conditions as the commissioner of the division of capital planning and operations and the commissioner of the department of environmental management may require.