I am looking at leasing a commercial property, but one problem with it is that it has two parking lots, front and rear and the only way to get to the rear lot is by a very narrow passage that is about one car-width wide. Because there is no visibility, it is easy to see an accident happening there, one car coming in and another going out and hitting each other.
The reason for the narrow way is that a corner of the building on the property comes up against the lot line very closely like this:
The building is the tan thing above and the lines show the two abutting lots. Each side of the square is 100 feet, so you can see the gap is only about 8 feet wide. Both of the abutting lots are state lands which are dry but connect to a marsh, so they are held as "open space" by a state parks commission. I would like to get a small easement on these abutting lands to widen the parking lot at the corner so that two cars may pass by in safety.
Obviously I can request an easement from the state parks commission, but I am wondering if I have any legal grounds in Massachusetts to get a court-ordered easement for reasons of safety which would not require the cooperation of the parks commission.