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Chapter 161 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD TO EXCHANGE PARCELS OF LAND.

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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary but subject to subsections (a), (b) and (g) of section 16 of chapter 30B of the General Laws, the city of Springfield may, for the purposes of acquiring other land for parking for the Forest Park middle school, convey a certain parcel of land upon such terms and conditions as the mayor shall determine to be in the best interests of the city to Glenshane I, LLC, hereinafter “Glenshane”, or its successors and assigns then owning the apartment buildings at 356-364 Belmont avenue for use as a parking lot for the apartment buildings. The parcel to be conveyed includes “North Side Garfield Street”, city parcel number 05520-0018, as referenced in a deed recorded with the Hampden registry of deeds in book 18684, page 449, which is further identified as parcel C on a plan entitled “Plan of Land in Springfield, Massachusetts, Surveyed for the City of Springfield”, dated March 23, 2012, on file with the Hampden registry of deeds in plan book 364, page 61. The complete parcel to be conveyed is more particularly described as follows:

Beginning at bound at the intersection of the southerly sideline of Garfield Avenue and the westerly sideline of Oakland Street and running thence;
Northwesterly, on a curve to the left, having a radius of 9.87 feet, along land now or formerly of the City of Springfield, 15.67 feet to a point, thence;
S75-12'22”W along last named land, 216.26 feet to a point, thence;
N14-47'-38”W, along Garfield avenue, 50.00 feet to a point, thence;
N75-12'-22”E, along parcel B, land now or formerly of the city of Springfield, parcel A and land now or formerly of the city of Springfield, 177.62 feet to a point, thence;
N09-23'-57”E, along last named land, 135.81 feet to a point, thence;
Southerly, on a curve to the right, having a radius of 30.00 feet, along the southerly sideline of Oakland street, 14.13 feet to a point, thence;
S13-49'-27”E, last named land, 88.22 feet to a point, thence;
Southwesterly, on a curve to the right, having a radius of 22.00 feet, along last named land, 19.91 feet to a point, thence;
S14-47'-38”E, along last named land, 78.56 feet to a point, thence;
containing an area of 14,952 square feet, more or less.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and as a condition of as consideration for the conveyance authorized in section 1, Glenshane shall transfer to the city of Springfield 2 parcels of land identified as parcel A and parcel B on the plan described in said section 1, and such parcels shall be acquired and held for municipal purposes under the jurisdiction of the school department of the city. Parcel A is more particularly described as follows:

Beginning at an iron pipe at the southwest corner of land now or formerly of the city of Springfield, on a northerly sideline of Garfield avenue, and running thence;
S75-12'-22”W along the northerly sideline of Garfield avenue, 31.75 feet to a point, thence;
N14-47'-38”W, along land now or formerly of the city of Springfield, 69.45 feet to a point, thence;
N76-59'-01”E, along land now or formerly of Glenshane I, LLC, 24.78 feet to a point, thence;
S82-32'-37”W, along last named land, 29.14 feet to a point, thence;
S04-19'-55”W, along land now or formerly of the city of Springfield, 61.01 feet to a point of beginning;
containing an area of 2,838 square feet, more or less.

Parcel B is more particularly described as follows:
Beginning at an iron pipe at the southwest corner of land now or formerly of the city of Springfield, on the northerly sideline of Garfield avenue, and running thence;
S75-12'-22”W along the northerly sideline of Garfield avenue, 19.68 feet to a point, thence;
N14-47'-38”W, along land now or formerly of Glenshane I, LLC, 79.17 feet to a point, thence;
N76-59'-01”E, along last named land, 19.69 feet an iron pipe, thence;
S14-47'-38”E, along land now or formerly of the city of Springfield, 78.56 feet to a point of beginning;
containing an area of 1,552 square feet, more or less.

SECTION 3. The fair market value of the parcels to be conveyed by Glenshane to the city of Springfield as described in section 2 shall be equal to or greater than the fair market value of the property to be conveyed by the city to Glenshane as described in section 1, as determined by an independent appraisal. For the purposes of the appraisal, the fair market value of the property shall be calculated in its highest and best use and, where applicable, as assembled with other lands owned or otherwise controlled by Glenshane. If there is a disparity in these values in favor of the city, then Glenshane shall, as a condition of the transfer, release the city from all financial liability for the difference in value.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, November 26, 2013.


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