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Alford et al. v. Boston Zoning Commission et al.

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment ruling in favor of our client, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The decision analyzes the BRA’s role in connection with a special zoning amendment known as an Institutional Master Plan. The BRA performed a multi-year comprehensive review of all aspects of Boston College’s plans to expand its academic, athletic, and housing facilities on its Brighton campus prior to recommending approval. The Appeals Court held that the BRA’s role in this zoning process is legislative, and therefore not reviewable under Article 29.

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