Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the city of Springfield, acting by and through its mayor, is hereby authorized to execute and deliver in the name and on behalf of said city, a lease of the former Howard Street Armory building located in said city, to the South End Community Center of Springfield, Inc., a nonprofit corporation. The leased premises shall be used by said South End Community Center for the purpose of conducting therein a nonprofit community center and to operate civic programs for the residents of the city of Springfield.
Said lease shall be for a period of ten years and may provide for an extension of said lease for a further term of up to ten years upon expiration of the original term.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.