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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BEVERLY TO LEASE ALL OR A PORTION OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND ACQUIRED FOR PARK AND RECREATION 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.  (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the city of Beverly may lease all or a portion of the parcel of land located at 1 Water street in the city of Beverly and currently held by the Beverly Harbor Management Authority for park and recreational purposes, as the city deems necessary or appropriate for the purpose of operating of a restaurant as a public amenity and recreation along the city’s waterfront. Any future disposition of the parcel which is further described in subsection (b) shall be subject to Article 97 of the Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth.

(b)  The parcel of land to be leased pursuant to subsection (a) was acquired by the city for park and recreation purposes by a deed recorded in the Essex Southern district registry of deeds in book 13634, page 510.

(c)  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the lease executed pursuant to subsection (a) shall be in conformance with the urban self-help program Project Agreement executed by the executive office of environmental affairs, the city of Beverly and the Beverly Harbor Management Authority as recorded in the Essex Southern district registry of deeds in book 13634, page 505, as amended by Project Agreement Amendment no. 1, executed on August 30, 2010 and recorded with the Essex Southern district registry of deeds in book 33038, page 548 on December 26, 2013 and by Project Agreement Amendment no. 2, executed on August 30, 2017 and recorded in the Essex Southern district registry of deeds in book 36381, page 507.

SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, August 4, 2020.