Section 1. The City of Lowell is hereby authorized to use approximately 18.65 acres of City-owned land at 512 Clark Road and 512.1 Clark Road, Lowell collectively described more particularly in deeds filed with the Registry of Deeds for Middlesex County North at Book 776 Page 282, Book 1661 Page 343, and Book 28537 Page 242, which includes land extending into Tewksbury and which is currently athletic fields and public space (hereinafter “Clark Road Fields”), for the construction of a new public high school and school related purposes thereto; and
Section 2. The City of Lowell is hereby authorized to use approximately 3.7 acres of City-owned land at 438 Douglas Road, 424 Douglas Road and 392 Douglas Road, Lowell, respectively described more particularly in deeds filed with the Registry of Deeds for Middlesex County North at Book 943 Page 425 (also Book 7471 Page 347), Book 859 Page 20 (also Book 8268 Page 9), and Book 995 Page 395 (also Book 2091 Page 98), which land shall include the entirety of parcel 438 Douglas Road and portions of 424 Douglas Road and 392 Douglas Road for a total of approximately 3.7 acres and which land is currently a parking lot for the Cawley Stadium in Lowell (hereinafter “Stadium Parking Land,”) for the construction of new playing fields in connection with the proposed school; and
Section 3. There shall be no net loss of municipal recreational use as a result of this disposition because if a public school is constructed at the Clark Road Fields the recreational uses provided by the Clark Road Fields and the Douglas Road Land will be replicated in full by the designation and, if necessary, the improvement of 22.35 or more acres of land owned by the City of Lowell, and currently held for other municipal, non-Article 97 purposes, for recreational uses equivalent with the current recreational use of the property described in sections 1 and 2 above; and
Section 4. In submitting this legislation, the City of Lowell authorizes the City Manager to create and provide to the General Court and state agencies any and all additional information that may be necessary for passage; and
Section 5. In submitting this legislation, the City of Lowell authorizes the General Court to make such changes in the drafting process as are necessary for passage; and
Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage during the current year.
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