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Tag: Development

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Recent Changes to the Law of Private Construction Contracts – Your Government is Here to Help You Again

10/03/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

As part of the end-of-session rush at the General Court this summer, significant changes were made to Massachusetts law governing... Read More »

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The Aging Population and the Real Estate Community

10/08/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

My friend, Phil, turned 60 last month. He’s one of the first among my “peer group” – the people I... Read More »

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10 Things Real Estate Developers and Investors Should Know About Boston Zoning and Local Permitting

09/17/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Major real estate development projects like the former Filenes site downtown and the New Balance “Boston Landing” project in Brighton... Read More »

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10 Highlights of “An Act Promoting the Planning and Development of Sustainable Communities”

08/11/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

With the support of numerous environmental, housing and planning groups (along with some municipal leaders and, most recently, The Boston... Read More »

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Statutes of Limitations on Zoning Enforcement Actions in Massachusetts

06/27/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Cautious real estate purchasers or lenders always review their prospective properties for compliance with zoning regulations.  In most cases, they... Read More »

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Former Railroad Rights-of-Way

03/25/2013   |   BY Joshua M. Alper

Many cities and towns, particularly in greater Boston, are criss-crossed with former railroad lines and rights of way, some of... Read More »

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Hub and Spoke: Greater Boston Transportation Update

10/10/2012   |   BY John J. Slater III

In June, the ULI Boston District Council issued “Hub and Spoke: Core Transit Congestion and the Future of Transit and... Read More »

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Permit Extension Act Extended Once More in Massachusetts

08/29/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The development community within the Commonwealth was the recipient of a welcome benefit following Governor Deval Patrick’s signature of the... Read More »

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New Markets Tax Credit Update -Renewal of Popular Program Pending in Congress

07/31/2012   |   BY

The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) is a popular program, with a proven record of job creation and economic development... Read More »

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LEED Certification – Worth the Cost?

07/03/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Dana Developer has just acquired a coveted brownfield site in Blackacre and is planning to construct a 300,000 square foot... Read More »

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Private Development of Public Land: 7 Key Tips for Developers

05/09/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Developers seek out publicly-owned land for private development projects for a number of reasons, ranging from the unique locations available... Read More »

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What Real Estate Developers Should Know About Affordable Housing

03/26/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The return of real estate development to the Boston area creates a renewed focus on the complex legal framework associated... Read More »