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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE TO CHANGE THE USE OF CERTAIN LAND ACQUIRED FOR OPEN SPACE RECREATIONAL PURPOSES TO A USE FOR TRAFFIC RECONFIGURATION PURPOSES.

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. The city of Cambridge may use, for the purpose of traffic reconfiguration and all purposes incidental thereto, an area of land currently owned and held by the city for open space recreational purposes described as follows: 

Commencing from a point at the northeasterly sideline of Cambridge Street, at the intersection of Cambridge Street and Hampshire Street; 

Thence, N 80°20'51” W a distance of 144.23' along the northerly sideline of Cambridge Street to a point, said point being the point of beginning; 

Thence, N 80°20'51" W a distance of seventy-three and forty-three hundredths feet (73.43') to a point; 

Thence, N 60°53'52" E a distance of nine and eleven hundredths feet (9.11') to a point of curvature; 

Thence, along a tangent curve to the north having a radius of ten and zero feet (10.00'), an arc length of nine and sixty-two hundredths feet (9.62'), and a delta angle of 55°06'34” to a point; 

Thence, N 05°47'17” E a distance of sixty-seven and forty hundredths feet (67.40') to a point on the southwesterly sideline of Hampshire Street; the last three courses by the land now or formally the City of Cambridge; 

Thence, S 42°19'45" E a distance of ninety-five and twenty hundredths feet (95.20') to a point of curvature; 

Thence, along a tangent curve to the west having a radius of twelve and seventy-four hundredths feet (12.74), an arc length of thirty-one and fifty-eight hundredths feet (31.58'), and a delta angle of 141°58'54" to the point of beginning. 

 

 

 

The above described parcel contains an area of 3,801± square feet, and is more particularly shown as "Land Removed from Open Space Designation" on a plan entitled "Plan of Land Added and Removed from Open Space Designation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Prepared for The City of Cambridge", scale: 20 feet to an inch, dated May 9, 2018, by WSP USA Inc.

SECTION 2. Upon the completion of the traffic reconfiguration authorized in section 1, an area of land currently owned and held by the city of Cambridge shall be dedicated for public open space recreational purposes described as follows: 

Commencing from a point at the northeasterly sideline of Cambridge Street, at the intersection of Cambridge Street and Hampshire Street; 

Thence, N 80°20'51" W a distance of 14.14' along the northerly sideline of Cambridge Street to a point, said point being the point of beginning; 

Thence, N 80°20'51" W a distance of four and ninety-eight hundredths feet (4.98') to a point of curvature; 

Thence, along a non-tangent curve to the west having a radius of fifty and zero feet (50.00'), an arc length of twenty-three and sixty-four hundredths feet (23.64'), an chord bearing of N 66°50'33" W, an chord distance of twenty-three and forty-two hundredths (23.42') and a delta angle of 27°05'06" to a point; 

Thence, N 80°23'06" W a distance of forty-two and twenty-six hundredths feet (42.26') to a point of curvature; 

Thence, along a tangent curve to the north having a radius of fifty-one and zero feet (51.00'), an arc length of sixty and forty-four hundredths feet (60.44'), and a delta angle of 67°53’52” to a point; 

Thence, N 12°29'14" W a distance of twenty-eight and eighty-four hundredths feet (28.84') to a point; 

Thence, S 67°46'12" E a distance of thirty-nine and ninety-five hundredths feet (39.95’) to a point of curvature; 

Thence, along a tangent curve to the north having a radius of eleven and zero feet (11.00’), an arc length of twelve and thirty-four hundredths feet (12.34'), and a delta angle of 64°15'03" to a point; 

Thence, N 47°48’07” E a distance of one and seventy-six hundredths feet (1.76') to a point; 

Thence, S 42°11'53" E a distance of ninety-seven and ninety-nine hundredths feet (97.99') to the point of beginning. 

The above described parcel contains an area of 3,801± square feet, and is more particularly shown as "Land to be Newly Designated as Open Space" on a plan entitled "Plan of Land Added and Removed from Open Space Designation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Prepared for The City of Cambridge", scale: 20 feet to an inch, dated May 9, 2018, by WSP USA Inc. 

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by a vote of the city council of the city of Cambridge.

 

Approved, August 3, 2018.