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  • Acts
  • 2005
  • Chapter 154 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF COMMONWEALTH LAND TO THE CITY OF REVERE FOR PUBLIC 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 commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may convey a certain parcel of state-owned land in the city of Revere to the city of Revere for the construction of a public safety facility. The parcel is shown on a plan of land entitled "Revere Beach Parkway Plan of Land in Revere, MA, Suffolk County", dated May 18, 2005, drawn by Beals and Thomas, Inc. The commissioner shall determine the exact boundaries of the parcel in consultation with the department of conservation and recreation after completion of a survey.

SECTION 2. In consideration to the commonwealth for the conveyance authorized in section 1, the city of Revere shall convey to the commonwealth by and through its division of capital asset management and maintenance for use by the department of conservation and recreation all parcels of land conveyed to the city of Revere from Vincent LoPresti and Sidney L. Boorstein on December 22, 2000 and recorded in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds in Book 25713, Page 236. These parcels are part of Belle Isle Marsh, which is part of the Rumney Marshes Area of Critical Environmental Concern, and are currently held for conservation purposes. The parcels are to be held by the commonwealth as conservation land and are more fully described as follows:

That certain parcel of land situated on the Southwesterly side of Pearl Avenue designated as Lots numbered 170, 171 and 172 on said Avenue in the records of said Assessors and bounded northeasterly by Pearl Avenue; southeasterly by land of others; southwesterly by Belle Isle Inlet and by land of others and northwesterly by Orchard Street and containing 20,296 square feet of land according to said records; also

That certain parcel of land situated on the northerly side of Crystal Avenue, designated as lots numbered 350 to 360, both inclusive, Crystal Avenue in the records of said Assessors and containing in the aggregate 59,714 square feet of land according to said records; also

Lots 333 to 348 inclusive Lots 377 to 396 inclusive, part of Lot 376 and a twenty-five (25) foot wide strip contained together about 231,955 square feet more or less, however said premises may be bounded, measured or described also shown on plan entitled "Supplementary Plan of Section D-Sea Shore Division, Orient Heights, Revere, Massachusetts and Winthrop, June 18, 1882 - Whitman and Breck, Surveyors" recorded with Suffolk Registry of Deeds Book 1561 end.

And further identified as certain parcels shown on the City of Revere Assessors Plate 1 represented as parcels 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 3, 4 and a 7.2 acre parcel on the southerly side of Crystal Ave abutting lots 3, 4, and 5 of said Plate 1;

And further identified as certain parcels as shown in the City of Revere Block Plan No. 43A September 1933 as Lots 350 to Lots 360 inclusive.

Meaning and intending to convey all right, title and interest in and to all the remaining land in the City of Revere owned by the Grantors, located off Winthrop Parkway and lying south westerly of Pearl Avenue so called.

SECTION 3. The commonwealth shall receive as additional consideration the difference between the full and fair market value of the state parcels described in section 1 minus the full and fair market value of the parcels described in section 2, if any such difference exists. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, if the appraised value of the parcels described in section 2 is determined to be greater than the appraised values of the parcels described in section 1, the commonwealth need not pay the difference as additional consideration to the city of Revere.

The inspector general shall review and approve all appraisals. The inspector general shall prepare a report of his review of the methodology used for these appraisals and shall file the report with the commissioner for submission to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the chairmen of the joint committee on bonding, capital expenditure and state assets. The commissioner shall, 30 days before the execution of any release deed or agreement authorized by this act, or any subsequent amendment thereof, submit the release deed or agreement or amendment and a report thereon to the inspector general for his review and comment. The inspector general shall issue his review and comment within 15 days after receipt of any release deed or agreement or amendment. The commissioner shall submit the agreement and any amendments thereof, the reports and the comments of the inspector general, if any, to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the chairmen of the joint committee on bonding, capital expenditures and state assets at least 15 days before execution.

SECTION 4. The city of Revere shall pay for the costs of all appraisals, surveys and deed preparation for the conveyance of the property authorized by this act as considered necessary by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance.

SECTION 5. No deed conveying the parcel of land from the commonwealth to the proponents named in this act shall be valid unless the deed contains a provision restricting the use of the parcel to the construction of a public safety facility.

SECTION 6. The city of Revere may construct on this parcel, and on the adjacent parcel transferred to the city pursuant to chapter 351 of the acts of 1996, a public safety facility of no more than 3 1/2 stories with a height no greater than 54 feet above the centerline of the Revere Beach Parkway.

Approved November 22, 2005.