ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT (Chapters 1 through 182)
CITIES, TOWNS AND DISTRICTS
POWERS AND DUTIES OF CITIES AND TOWNS
Acquisition and maintenance of off-street parking areas; conditions; exceptions
Section 22B. Any city or town having installed parking meters or coin-operated locking devices for bicycle parking may acquire off-street parking areas and facilities by purchase, gift, eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine or chapter eighty A, by lease not to exceed five years, or otherwise, and may pay for such acquisition or lease, including the cost of policing, constructing or reconstructing, surfacing, operating and maintaining such areas and facilities, and including any debt together with interest thereon incurred for such acquisition, in whole or in part and pay for the removal of architectural barriers in public facilities in accordance with the provisions of section thirteen A of chapter twenty-two, from any receipts from said parking meters or such devices and may in each year transfer or pay into its general funds from said receipts a sum or sums in lieu of taxes for the year in question upon the average assessed valuation of said areas and facilities for the three years immediately prior to the date of said acquisition, determined by multiplying each one thousand dollars of such average valuation or fraction thereof by the tax rate set for said city or town for that year; provided, that the off-street parking areas and facilities are located not more than six hundred feet from a building in which the principal activity is business, commercial, manufacturing or industrial in character, and which building is in a business, commercial, manufacturing or industrial zone, but is not more than six hundred feet from the nearest parking meter of any group of not less than thirty parking meters approved by the department of highways, or are located not more than six hundred feet from a public beach area.