• Sign Envy in Boston

    … Home > Zoning > Sign Envy in Boston The recent saving of the iconic Citgo sign in Kenmore Square is being universally hailed as the saving of a true Boston landmark. Had it been taken down, thousands of people would be aimlessly wandering the city trying to find Fenway Park on game days. The publicity surrounding the saving of the Citgo…

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  • First Step to Starting Your Business

    … specialists and zoning and codes staff. The workshop is designed for both entrepreneurs thinking about opening their first business and existing business owners looking for a “checkup”. Desire more specific assistance regarding your business formation, agreements, intellectual property, trademarks, zoning, real estate law, cyber security, insurance, etc., contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices, P.C. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • Smooth Sailing for Safe Salem Marina

    … of the setback requirements of the local zoning ordinance for use as a boat repair facility and office. The Marina proposed to locate that building at the edge of its property within the setback in order to provide adequate room for the safe operation of a travel lift that moved boats and to reduce the noise and fumes generated by the boat repairs…

    Gordon Orloff/ Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 14 readers -

    …, a prior nonconforming use is not subject to subsequently enacted zoning restrictions. However, in certain circumstances, a change or substantial extension of such use may require compliance with current zoning requirements. In order to determine whether the sale of beer and wine is a change or substantial extension under Section 6, the lower court…

    Richard Gallogly/ Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 19 readers -
  • First Step to Starting Your Business

    … Prince Law Offices, P.C. attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin will be presenting at “First Step to Starting Your Business” in cooperation with the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center. First Step to Starting Your Business (Lancaster, PA) Date: Nov 4, 2016 10:30am – 12:30pm Registration Deadline: 11/4/2016 8:00 AM…

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  • The Beach is Which Way?

    … On June 17, 2016, the Supreme Judicial Court decided an interesting zoning case concerning whether the holder of a beach access easement has standing to challenge a zoning determination affecting the beach parcel. The case is Picard v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Westminster. As all followers of Massachusetts zoning know, the standing…

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  • Medical Marijuana – Not in my backyard?

    … When Governor Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana bill into law on April 17, 2016, it opened the door to an industry that will greatly impact all levels of state and local regulation, including local zoning ordinances. Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law allows a maximum of 25 growers/processors and a maximum of 150 dispensaries. Local…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 15 readers -
  • City of Boston Updates its Inclusionary Development Policy

    … or that require relief from the Boston Zoning Code. Under the IDP, developers of these projects are required to either build affordable units on-site, build or acquire affordable units in an off-site location, or, with Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval, provide a contribution to the Inclusionary Development Fund. Any project filed…

    Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 13 readers -
  • Two Cheers For Nude Dancing

    … a strip club in the new district. While that application was pending, a citizen group calling itself “Speak Out Mendon” petitioned the board of selectmen to enact bylaws strictly regulating adult businesses, including by forbidding the sale of alcohol at such business. The group cited two studies suggesting that the presence of alcohol near “sex…

    Donald Pinto/ Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 32 readers -
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