MASSACHUSETTS LAND USE LAW UPDATE 2011 Matthew Lawlor, CNU-A –  Robinson & Cole LLP
10-MINUTE GAMEPLAN 8 MINUTES Cases first –  Kenner  and Initial Progeny PLUS  Gale 1 MINUTE 2010’s Major Piece of Legislat...
KENNER v. ZBA of Chatham Biggest appellate case in the last year Decided by the SJC in March View-related progeny:  Marhef...
Gale v. Gloucester Zoning Board of Appeals Street How and with what relief can this lawfully pre-existing, non-conforming ...
Adopted Legislation – 2010 <ul><li>The Permit Extension Act </li></ul><ul><li>Section 173 of Chapter 240 of the Acts of 20...
Pending Legislation – 2011 <ul><li>Comprehensive Land Use Reform and </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership Act (CLURPA) </li></ul>...
Thanks for your attention! Looking forward to discussion during Q&A Up next: Chris Smith for Connecticut
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Land Use Law Update - MA

  1. 1. MASSACHUSETTS LAND USE LAW UPDATE 2011 Matthew Lawlor, CNU-A – Robinson & Cole LLP
  2. 2. 10-MINUTE GAMEPLAN 8 MINUTES Cases first – Kenner and Initial Progeny PLUS Gale 1 MINUTE 2010’s Major Piece of Legislation – The Permit Extension Act 1 MINUTE Pending Legislation in 2011 – CLURPA and Land-Based Wind Energy Facility Siting Reform Then Q&A after last speaker
  3. 3. KENNER v. ZBA of Chatham Biggest appellate case in the last year Decided by the SJC in March View-related progeny: Marhefka & Schieffenhaus Kenner 7 ft. higher Hieb Not to scale.
  4. 4. Gale v. Gloucester Zoning Board of Appeals Street How and with what relief can this lawfully pre-existing, non-conforming single-family house expand?
  5. 5. Adopted Legislation – 2010 <ul><li>The Permit Extension Act </li></ul><ul><li>Section 173 of Chapter 240 of the Acts of 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Virtually all state and local permits and approvals (except 40B Comp Permits) </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically extended by 2 years from particular termination date </li></ul><ul><li>If in existence in period: August 15, 2008 to August 15, 2010 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pending Legislation – 2011 <ul><li>Comprehensive Land Use Reform and </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership Act (CLURPA) </li></ul><ul><li>S. 1019 (Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Gov’t) </li></ul><ul><li>Needs no introduction to a group of planners </li></ul><ul><li>Land-Based Wind Energy Facility Siting Reform </li></ul><ul><li>H. 1775, S. 1666, H. 1759 </li></ul><ul><li>(Joint Committee on Telecom, Utilities, and Energy) </li></ul><ul><li>Local facility permitting under statewide standards </li></ul><ul><li>State board override available if facility denied contra standards </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thanks for your attention! Looking forward to discussion during Q&A Up next: Chris Smith for Connecticut

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