Public Affairs Resource Center
Look here for documents pertaining to the many issues NAIOP has worked on in the past as well as information on issues of importance to real estate development. If you have trouble locating something, please contact Tamara Small.
Navigating the Permitting Maze in Massachusetts: An In-Depth Primer
This member-only resource center includes sections on Land Use & Zoning, Environmental Permits & Issues, Brownfields & Hazardous Waste Issues, and the Appeals Process, along with a Glossary of Frequently Used Acronyms in the Development Process. Articles written by the area's top practitioners provide you with the information you need to navigate the permitting maze in Massachusetts.
NAIOP routinely provides support for critical environmental and land use cases in the courts through amicus briefs. This member-only page provides you with a summary of recent cases, a copy of the NAIOP amicus brief, and a copy of the decision.
Cases from 2011 include:
- St. George vs. Springfield Fire Department
Cases from 2010 include:
- Denver St. vs. Town of Saugus
- Canton vs. Paiewonsky
- Moot vs. DEP
- Norfolk vs. One Beacon