Tag: Zoning

Massachusetts House Bill No. 5250: Revisions to Massachusetts Zoning

By Andrew E. Bensson on February 17, 2021
zoning map with calculator and pencil

On January 14, 2021, Massachusetts’ Governor Charlie Baker signed a comprehensive economic development bill H.5250  (the “Act”) which aims to... Read More »

New 2016 ALTA/NSPS Property Survey Table A Requirements

By on March 8, 2016
a man with yellow construction hat looking through a Surveyor theodolite on tripod

Effective February 23, 2016, the American Land Title Association and the National Society of Professional Surveyors issued new Minimum Standard... Read More »

Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explained

By Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer L. Ioli on February 27, 2015
the word "permits" labeled on a blue binder in a office

On February 27th, the Massachusetts Appeals Court again held that certain land use appeals under Mass. G.L.c. 185, §3A, cannot... Read More »

Preexisting, Nonconforming Uses and Structures: A Recent Appeals Court Clarification

By Thomas P. Gorman on October 22, 2014
houses that look the same on a street with a tree in front and green grass also a blue sky in the background

Revisions to local zoning ordinances look prospectively. Thus, when a zoning ordinance is enacted prohibiting a specific use in any particular... Read More »

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

By Sherin and Lodgen on September 17, 2013
buildings in boston and grass infront

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

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

By on August 11, 2013
mass state house, a brick building with a gold dome on the top and a blue sky in the background

Support grows as Zoning Reform Law is Referred to Committee With the support of numerous environmental, housing and planning groups (along... Read More »

Statutes of Limitations on Zoning Enforcement Actions in Massachusetts

By on June 27, 2013
Map of Boston

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

Can Solar Farms and Backyard Gardens Co-Exist? Zoning Tensions Flare in Massachusetts

By Paula G. Curry on May 9, 2013
solar panel park with blue cells on a green field and sunset in the background

Imagine you’ve just purchased your dream home in the ‘burbs. Your patio has just been finished. Your beautiful 2-acre lot,... Read More »