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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CHANGE IN USE OF CERTAIN PARK LAND IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD.

     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 city of Springfield, acting by and through its city council, with the approval of the mayor, may convert from park use approximately 4.9 acres of land in Blunt park, as shown on a plan entitled “Detail of Proposed Conversion Area” prepared by GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., for the construction of a new senior center which shall be under the control of the park commission of the city of Springfield.
     SECTION 2. As consideration for the conversion of the approximately 4.9 acres of land in Blunt park, the city of Springfield shall dedicate and the park commission of the city of Springfield shall accept replacement park land consisting of approximately 6.5 acres, including “Acquisition Area A” and “Acquisition Area B”, as shown on a plan entitled “Proposed Acquisition Plan” prepared by GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. and located at the intersection of Alton street and Roosevelt avenue, which shall result in a net gain of approximately 1.6 acres of park land.
     SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, August 9, 2016