Zoning

    • 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:Fri, February 17, 10:30am – 12:30pm Point of Contact: Kutztown SBDC (877) 472-7232 Fee: None Locati ...

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  • Smooth Sailing for Safe Salem Marina

    … Yesterday the Appeals Court upheld a variance decision by our former colleague, Land Court Justice Robert Foster. In that case, Furlong v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Salem, Furlong challenged a variance granted to the abutting Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina in Salem. The variance permitted the Marina to construct a new building outside…

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  • BEER AND WINE NOW AVAILABLE TO WESTPORT BEACHGOERS

    …, 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…

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  • 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…

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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?

    … and municipal governments will be tasked with enacting laws and zoning ordinances to regulate medical marijuana business in their communities. Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law generally sets forth requirements for the potential business to obtain permits. Section 603(D), requires the Department of Health to create three regions within…

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  • City of Boston Updates its Inclusionary Development Policy

    … In December 2015, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed an Executive Order Relative to Inclusionary Development updating the city’s Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP), which has been in place since 2000. The IDP applies to residential developments with ten or more units that will either be developed on property owned by the City of Boston…

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  • 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- 31 readers -
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