Land use regulations in Massachusetts are ever-evolving, and different municipalities have significantly different requirements and restrictions. To avoid time-consuming pitfalls and oversights that could affect the success of your development project, it is important to work with an attorney who is familiar with each jurisdiction's codes and practices.
For many projects, environmental restrictions are one area of particular concern, as these regulations often change and are enforced by local, state and federal authorities. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a new ruling meant to clarify which kinds of wetlands and other water resources are protected under the 1972 Clean Water Act. However, some states governments have taken issue with the rule.