Each city or town with an approved smart growth zoning district shall be entitled to payments pursuant to this section.
(a) The commonwealth shall pay from the trust fund or other funds from appropriations or other money authorized by the general court a zoning incentive payment, according to the following schedule:
|Projected units of new construction||Payment|
|Up to 20||$10,000|
|21 to 100||$75,000|
|101 to 200||$200,000|
|201 to 500||$350,000|
|501 or more||$600,000|
Subject to any conditions imposed by the department as a condition of approving a smart growth zoning district, the zoning incentive payment shall be payable upon confirmation of approval of the district by the department. The projected number of units shall be based upon the zoning adopted in the smart growth zoning district.
(b) The commonwealth shall pay from the trust fund or other funds from appropriations or other money authorized by the general court a one-time density bonus payment to each city or town with an approved smart growth zoning district. This payment shall be $3,000 for each housing unit of new construction created in the smart growth zoning district. The amount due shall be paid on a unit-by-unit basis in accordance with department regulations, upon submission by a city or town of proof of issuance of a building permit for a particular housing unit or units within the district.
(c) The executive office of environmental affairs, the executive office of transportation, the department of housing and community development and the secretary of administration and finance shall, when awarding discretionary funds, use a methodology of awarding such funds that favors cities or towns with approved smart growth zoning districts and other approved zoning policies or initiatives that encourage increased affordable housing production in the commonwealth including, but not limited to, inclusionary zoning.
|Last updated:||November 10, 2022|