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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BOSTON TO ACQUIRE TEMPORARY EASEMENTS OVER CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE

    Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for the completion of the Commonwealth Avenue Improvement Project, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience

    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.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of reconstructing portions of Commonwealth avenue as part of the Commonwealth Avenue Improvement Project, the city of Boston may take by eminent domain under chapter 79 of the General Laws or acquire by purchase or otherwise, temporary easements for construction purposes in and across the following parcels of land located in the town of Brookline that may be necessary for those purposes: town of Brookline assessors’ parcel numbers: 027-36-37, 354 square feet, more or less; 028-01-00, 519 square feet, more or less; 028-01-01, 380 square feet, more or less; 028-01-03, 811 square feet, more or less; 019-10-00, 183 square feet, more or less; 018-02-00, 130 square feet, more or less; 017-04-00; 530 square feet, more or less; 017-01-00; 1299 square feet, more or less; 017-02-00, 549 square feet, more or less; 055-17-21, 256 square feet, more or less; 056-08-00, 20 square feet, more or less; 056-09-00, 7 square feet, more or less; 056-12-00, 34 square feet, more or less; 027-35-00, 250 square feet, more or less; 019-05-12, 440 square feet, more or less; 019-07-00, 28 square feet, more or less; 019-08-09, 162 square feet, more or less; 019-01-00, 52 square feet, more or less; 018-03-00, 151 square feet, more or less; 017-03-00, 727 square feet, more or less; 018-04-05, 203 square feet, more or less; designer easements designated parcel number TE-11 at 912-914 Commonwealth avenue in the town of Brookline, 84 square feet, more or less; designated parcel number TE-10 at 922-928 Commonwealth avenue in the town of Brookline, 156 square feet, more or less; and designated parcel TE-14 at 880-888 Commonwealth avenue in the town of Brookline, 617 square feet, more or less. The city of Boston, with prior notice to the members of the general court in whose district the land lies and to the town of Brookline, may take such other property in the town of Brookline for temporary easements as designated in the plan entitled “Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division Commonwealth Avenue Phase 2A, in the City of Boston in Suffolk County, and in the Town of Brookline in Norfolk County, Preliminary Right-of-Way Plans” drawn by BETA Group, Inc., which is on file in the office of the city of Boston transportation department.
     SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage and shall expire on October 1, 2020.

Approved, August 4, 2015.