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Swampscott Passes Fee-in-Lieu Update

11.19.19

Article 9 passed with a two thirds majority vote at Swampscott’s Special Town Meeting on Monday.  The article further defined the Fee-in-Lieu payment that can be made by developers as an alternative to building affordable housing units per Swampscott’s inclusionary zoning bylaw.

"(The change will) make it easier to calculate and not leave funds on the table when a developer cannot produce the units and then is directed to make a payment," said Kimberly Martin-Epstein, chairwoman of the Affordable Housing Trust.

You can read a full description of the Town Meeting from the Lynn Item here.

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