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Affordable Housing and Economic Development

Mr. Rush moved that the bill be amended by inserting after section 16 the following section:-

“SECTION 16A. Notwithstanding section 20 of chapter 40B of the General Laws, or any general or special law to the contrary, if an application before a board of zoning appeals would result in the commencement of construction of 50 or more units of low or moderate income housing in an area entirely within a single town designated as a tax increment financing zone under section 59 of chapter 40 of the General Laws, for which a tax increment financing agreement has been executed by town meeting and is in effect on the effective date of this act, then the requirements or regulations shall be considered consistent with local needs for the purposes of said section 20 of said chapter 40B.”