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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2086         FILED ON: 9/9/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2029

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Harriette L. Chandler

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act authorizing the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to acquire certain parcels of land in the city of Worcester.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Harriette L. Chandler

 

Vincent A. Pedone

15th Worcester


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2086        FILED ON: 9/9/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2029

By Ms. Chandler, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2029) of Harriette L. Chandler and Vincent A. Pedone for legislation to authorize the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to acquire certain parcels of land in the city of Worcester.  Transportation.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act authorizing the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to acquire certain parcels of land in the city of Worcester.
 

              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 Massachusetts Department of Transportation is, hereby, authorized to acquire by eminent domain, purchase or otherwise certain parcels of land in the City of Worcester described in Section 2 herein below from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.  The parcels are to be diverted from their present use as open space to a highway use.

                                SECTION 2:  The description of the above referenced parcels is as follows:

                                Parcel 61-3-C:  A parcel of land dedicated to an open space use supposed to be owned by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, adjoining the easterly sideline of the City Layout of Lake Avenue North and bounded as follows:  Beginning on the easterly line of said City Layout at the northwesterly corner of the parcel hereinafter described; thence southeasterly a distance of about 3.3 feet; thence southwesterly a distance of about 29.0 feet; thence along a curve to the left having a radius of about 47.0 feet, a distance of about 66.3 feet to a point on the northerly sideline of the City Layout of Route 9; thence continuing southwesterly along said City Layout a distance of about 61.2 feet to a point on the easterly sideline of the City Layout of Lake Avenue North;  thence continuing northeasterly along said City Layout a distance of about 86.4 feet to the point of beginning.  Said parcel containing about 1,273 square feet.

                                Parcel 61-W-2-C:  A parcel of land dedicated to an open space use supposed to be owned by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, adjoining the easterly sideline of the City Layout of Lake Avenue North and bounded as follows:  Beginning on the easterly line of said City Layout at the northwesterly corner of the parcel hereinafter described; thence southeasterly a distance of about 11.6 feet; thence southwesterly a distance of about 52.4 feet; thence along a curve to the left having a radius of about 39.0 feet, a distance of about 59.6 feet; thence southeasterly a distance of about 8.4 feet to the southeasterly corner of the aforementioned Parcel 61-3-C; thence continuing along the easterly sideline of said parcel along a curve to the right having a radius of about 47.0 feet, a distance of about 66.3 feet; thence northeasterly a distance of about 29.0 feet; thence northwesterly a distance of about 3.3 feet to a point on the easterly sideline of the City Layout of Lake Avenue North; thence leaving said Parcel 61-3-C and continuing northeasterly along the easterly sideline of the City Layout of Lake Avenue North a distance of about 39.4 feet to the point of beginning.  Said parcel containing about 985 square feet.

                                Parcel 61-WD-1:  A parcel of land dedicated to an open space use supposed to be owned by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, adjoining the northerly sideline of the City Layout of Route 9 and bounded as follows:  Beginning on the northerly line of said City Layout at the southeasterly corner of the aforementioned Parcel 61-W-2-C; thence continuing northeasterly along said City Layout a distance of about 145.8 feet to a point on the easterly sideline of the property supposed to be owned by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation; thence continuing northeasterly along said easterly sideline a distance of about 24.2 feet; thence leaving said sideline and continuing northwesterly a distance of about 114.0 feet; thence southwesterly a distance of about 46.1; thence southeasterly a distance of about 34.5 feet to the point of beginning.  Said parcel containing about 4,317 square feet.

                                SECTION 3: The aforesaid parcels of land are shown on a plan entitled  “ Worcester/Shrewsbury Route 9 Over Lake Quinsigamond Preliminary Right Of Way Property Plan Sheet 2 Of 9”. This plan is on file with the Chief Engineer of the Highway Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

                                SECTION 4: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is, hereby, authorized to acquire by eminent domain, purchase or otherwise certain parcels of land in the City of Worcester described in Section 2 herein below from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts University of Massachusetts (UMASS).  The parcels are to be diverted from their present use as higher education to a highway use.

                                SECTION 5:  The description of the above referenced parcels is as follows:

                                Parcel 61-2-C:  A parcel of land dedicated to a higher education use supposed to be owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts UMASS, adjoining the northerly sideline of the City Layout of Belmont Street (Route 9) and bounded as follows:  Beginning on the northerly line of said City Layout at the southwesterly corner of the parcel hereinafter described; thence northwesterly a distance of about 9.6 feet along the westerly sideline of the property supposed to be owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts UMASS; thence northeasterly a distance of about 140.7 feet; thence continuing northeasterly a distance of about 114.5 feet;  thence continuing northeasterly a distance of about 10.0 feet; thence continuing northeasterly a distance of about 50.9 feet to a point on the westerly sideline of the City Layout of Lake Avenue North; thence southwesterly along said City Layout a distance of about 21.4 feet to a point on the northerly sideline of the City Layout of Belmont Street (Route 9); thence leaving the City Layout of Lake Avenue North and continuing southwesterly along the City Layout of Belmont Street (Route 9) a distance of about 298.1 feet to the point of beginning.  Said parcel containing about 3,329 square feet.

                                Parcel 61-W-1-C:  A parcel of land dedicated to a higher education use supposed to be owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts UMASS, adjoining the northerly sideline the aforementioned Parcel 61-2-C and bounded as follows:  Beginning at a point on the northerly sideline of Parcel 61-2-C at the southwesterly corner of the parcel hereinafter described; thence northeasterly a distance of about 32.6 feet; thence continuing northeasterly a distance of about 40.4 feet; thence continuing northeasterly a distance of about 21.5 feet; thence continuing northeasterly a distance of about 21.3 feet to a point along the northerly sideline of said Parcel 61-2-C; thence continuing southwesterly along the sideline of said Parcel 61-2-C a distance of about 10.0 feet; thence continuing southwesterly along said sideline a distance of about 114.5 feet to the point of beginning said parcel containing about 792 square feet.

                                SECTION 6: The afore-referenced parcel delineated as Parcel 61-2-C is shown on a plan entitled “Worcester/Shrewsbury Route 9 over Lake Quinsigamond Preliminary Right of Way Property Plan Sheet 1 of 9”. The afore-referenced parcel delineated as Parcel 61-W-1-C is shown on a plan entitled “Worcester/Shrewsbury Route 9 over Lake Quinsigamond Preliminary Right of Way Property Plan Sheet 2 of 9”.  These plans are on file with the Chief Engineer of the Highway Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

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