The Superior Court analyzed the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA’s) role in connection with the review and adoption of 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 Superior Court held in regard to the BRA that, when acting in its planning board capacity, the BRA’s recommendations to the Boston Zoning Commission are preliminary and advisory only and do not bear on the validity of the zoning amendment.
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The appeal – Alford et al. v. Boston Zoning Commission et al.