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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 732         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 89

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Aaron Michlewitz

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to commercial area revitalization districts.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Aaron Michlewitz

3rd Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 732        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 89

By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 89) of Aaron Michlewitz relative to commercial area revitalization districts.  Community Development and Small Businesses. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to commercial area revitalization districts.
 

              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: Section 1 of Chapter 40D of the General Laws is hereby amended in subsection (l) by striking out the following: -

              “In any city or in a town subject to the provisions of clause (k) of subdivision (2) of section twelve,”

              SECTION 2: Section 12 of Chapter 40D of the General Laws is hereby amended in clause (k) of subdivision (2) by striking out the following:

              “and, in the case of a project including a commercial enterprise or incidental thereto for use by a governmental or nonprofit entity, the project is located in a predominantly commercial area for which a commercial area revitalization plan has been adopted by the governing body of the municipality and approved by the director of housing and community development and the project is consistent with the plan. The purposes of a commercial area revitalization plan shall be to prevent or arrest and reverse the decay of the area covered by the plan. The plan shall describe the area and set forth the development or redevelopment, including public improvements, proposed to carry out the purposes of the plan.”

             

              SECTION 3: Section 12 of Chapter 40D of the General Laws is hereby further amended in clause (k) of subdivision (2) by striking out the following:

              “In exercising the power of approval granted by this clause, said director shall, among other lawful and relevant considerations, seek to avoid and correct the deterioration of older commercial centers which result from the movement of commercial enterprise to previously noncommercial areas;”.

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