Amendment #124 to H4879

Facilitating Local Approval of Inclusionary Zoning

Mr. Connolly of Cambridge moves to amend the bill by adding the following section:

SECTION  XXXX. Section 5 of chapter 40A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “members”, in line 90, the following words:- ; provided however, that any adoption of, or amendment to, a zoning ordinance or by-law to allow for inclusionary zoning may be passed by majority vote. As used in this paragraph the term “inclusionary zoning” shall mean a residential subdivision or a multi-unit residential project of a size to be determined by the municipality; and provided further, that a certain percentage of such subdivision or project’s dwelling units or net floor area, as determined by the municipality, shall be reserved for the construction of dwelling units permanently affordable for occupancy to persons whose household income does not exceed a municipally determined per cent of such municipality’s area median income as such income is determined by the federal department of Housing and Urban Development.


Additional co-sponsor(s) added to Amendment #124 to H4879

Facilitating Local Approval of Inclusionary Zoning


Michelle M. DuBois

Jack Patrick Lewis

Maria Duaime Robinson

Tommy Vitolo

Nika C. Elugardo

Denise Provost

Christine P. Barber

Elizabeth A. Malia

Jonathan Hecht