Committee advances more progressive inclusionary zoning policy to City Council

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WORCESTER — Following a discussion of two proposals of an ordinance to mandate affordable units in new housing developments, the City Council’s Economic Development Committee voted 2-1 Wednesday to send an amended ordinance to the City Council — one with higher affordability requirements.

The proposed ordinance now goes to the City Council, where it must be approved in a two-thirds vote to be implemented.

The amendment to the ordinance was recommended by at-Large City Councilor and Committee vice-chair Khrystian King. It changed the ordinance to reflect the demands of the Worcester Together Affordable Housing Coalition.

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