SECTION 1. Section 9 of chapter 40A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding, after the second paragraph, the following new paragraph:-
Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, a zoning ordinance or by-law may allow, without a special permit, increases in the permissible density or intensity of residential use in a proposed development to the maximum extent stated in the ordinance or by-law, pursuant to provisions that authorize such increases for the purpose of promoting the creation of additional units of affordable housing in mixed income housing developments or mixed-use developments, or for the purpose of promoting other public purposes specifically stated in the zoning ordinance or by-law.
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