In a March 15, 2013 ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court held that Long Wharf in Boston may be developed in accordance with the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s urban renewal plan, and is not a park subject to a two-thirds legislative vote under Article 97 for changes to lands taken for conservation purposes. The SJC also ruled that the issuance of a Chapter 91 license does not trigger a legislative vote under Article 97.
Read the decision. (PDF)
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of EL&C Client
Article 97 and Chapter 91 Issues