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City Prevails in Latest SJC Affordable Housing Case

Posted: Nov 14, 2017

Supreme Judicial Court handed down a decision in favor of the City of Newton in a dispute with a real estate developer who wanted to place three hundred plus apartments on a commercially zoned property. The Court ruled that Newton did not violate the anti-snob zoning law, chapter 40B by denying a permit for the project, which would have included eighty –four affordable units.

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http://www.socialaw.com/services/slip-opinions/slip-opinion-details/135-wells-avenue-llc-vs.-housing-appeals-committee-others-1

Useful resources on affordable housing and land use in the Social Law Library collection include:

Massachusetts Zoning Manual
http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1144980

Handbook of Massachusetts Land Use and Planning Law
http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1132804

Massachusetts Housing Appeals Committee Reporter
http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1115323

Social Law members can subscribe to our Administrative Database of Housing Appeals Committee Opinions for remote searching by calling membership at 617-226-1530 or by logging into the Social Law website and clicking on Housing Appeals Committee in the right hand column of the research databases page.