Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The deputy commissioner of the division of capital planning and operations is hereby authorized, subject to the provisions of sections forty E though forty J, inclusive, of chapter seven of the General Laws, to execute and deliver in the name and on behalf of the commonwealth in a form approved by the attorney general, a lease to the Northampton housing authority for a certain parcel of land together with the buildings thereon located in the city of Northampton, hereinafter referred to as "parcel K-1", for the purpose of providing a shelter for the homeless, subject to the provisions of section 2 of this act, and to such conditions as the deputy commissioner may prescribe in consultation with the executive office of communities and development. The terms of said lease shall run for a period of forty years. If the authority so requests, said lease may be renewed after said term for such time or times, and on such terms and conditions as may be agreed to by the authority and the division, or their successors in interest, but which shall be subject in each case to the approval of the general court. If the original term or a renewal term would otherwise have expired during the time that the authority and the division, or their successors in interest, are negotiating a renewal of the lease or during the time that the general court is considering approval of the lease, the term expiring shall be deemed to be automatically extended for a period not to exceed one year in duration from the date of expiration of the original lease term or any extension thereof, and for the same lease conditions as are in effect during the last year of the lease prior to the automatic extension, and shall remain in effect while awaiting favorable general court action, until the renewal lease document requiring such favorable action is executed by the division or its successor. Said automatic extension shall expire at the end of said year if the general court has not acted, or acts unfavorably on said renewal, whichever occurs sooner.
SECTION 2. In the event that Parcel K-1 is not used for the purposes described in this section within five years of the date of this act or if the Northampton Housing Authority ceases to use the parcel for such purposes in the future, the parcel shall revert to the Commonwealth under such terms and conditions as the deputy commissioner may prescribe.
SECTION 3. Said Parcel K-1 is bounded and described as follows:
Parcel K-1: A certain parcel of land located on the northerly line of West Street and bounded easterly by the Mill River Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts:
Beginning at a point on the northerly line of West Street said point being located at the intersection of the northerly line of West Street and the centerline of the Mill River;
thence S 68<= 55' 07" W, along said West Street, approximately 218' to a point;
thence southwesterly by a curve to the left having a radius 316.89', an arc distance of 128.22' to a point;
thence S 45<= 44' 07" W, 43.81' to a point at land of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts;
thence N 09<= 07' 28" W, 249.60' to a point;
thence N 66<= 59' 27" E, 135.07' to a point;
thence N 82<= 13' 48" E, 215' to a point at the centerline of the Mill River at land now or formerly of the Trustees of the Smith College, the preceding three courses being by land of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts;
thence southerly along the centerline of Mill River and land now or formerly of the aforesaid Trustees, approximately 155' to the point of beginning.
The above described Parcel K-1 contains approximately 1.62 acres and is more particularly shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Northampton, Massachusetts," by Almer Huntley, Jr. and Associates, Inc., 125 Pleasant Street, Northampton, Massachusetts, sheet 1 of 1, scale 1"=100', dated September 16, 1981, a copy of which is on file with the division of capital planning and operations. The precise configuration and area shall be described in a land survey accompanying the Master Plan.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon passage.