Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 1 and 3 of chapter 40 of the General Laws, the city of Pittsfield may lease a certain parcel of commercial land for a term of 30 years for the development of the downtown area of said city. The leased premises are more particularly shown on a plan of land entitled "Exhibit A Proposed Lease Area of City of Pittsfield Former England Brothers Parcel & Adjacent Parking Area" drawn by the city engineer of said city and dated June 8, 1998, which is on file with the department of public works of said city.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.