Permitting, Zoning & Development


Permitting, Zoning & Development

  • The chair of Fletcher Tilton’s Environmental and Land Use practice group co-chairs the Land Use and Zoning Committee of the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts (REBA), recognized statewide as the chief real estate bar committee for Massachusetts real estate practitioners.
  • Our attorneys monitor legislation and arrange expert testimony before the Massachusetts legislature on pending bills affecting zoning reform. We have sponsored and authored Amicus Briefs submitted to appellate courts by REBA concerning controversial legal issues in land use or zoning cases pending in the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court.
  • For non-residential developments, our staff of experienced attorneys successfully secures final approvals for diverse retail and commercial developments including hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, mixed use retail and office complexes, and brownfields redevelopments.


In touch and up to date

Fletcher Tilton attorneys have developed an unparalleled track record of success in securing hundreds of zoning and planning approvals and other land use or environmental permits for construction of diverse real estate developments, including retail uses, restaurants, shopping malls, industrial property developments and residential developments of all sizes. 

Our Environmental and Land Use Practice Group, staffed by seasoned professionals who collaborate with our Civil Litigation and Real Estate Departments, provides specialized services to a wide range of clients including property owners and developers in matters involving real estate development, permitting and where necessary, prosecution and defense of appeals.  The leadership roles our attorneys accept ensure that our clients benefit from the most up-to-date legislative and judicial developments in land use legislation and judicial decisions affecting real estate development statewide.

Developments of every kind

Our experience in residential and construction approvals ranges from individual property use and development (such as vacant or grandfathered lot development and frontage), Approval not Required (ANR) subdivision approvals, and up to larger-scale zoning, subdivision and site plan approvals for senior housing, affordable housing, Chapter 40B developments, cluster developments and conventional subdivisions.  Our permitting efforts have resulted in the development and construction of over 1,000 new residential dwelling units over the past decade. 




B.A. Sundin & Sons

Blackbrook Realty Corporation

Blair Builders

Boylston Water District

Cherry Valley Sewer District

CJPM Development, LLC

Fairfield Residential

Gateway Park, LLC

Gershman Brown & Associates, Inc.

GOL Realty Associates, LLC

Honey Farms, Inc.

James E. Simpson Companies

Konover Development

Massachusetts Burgers Enterprises, LLC

Polito Development Corporation

R.H. White Construction Co., Inc.

REM Development, LLC

RH Gallo Builders

Richmond Company

Silva & Silva Associates, LLC

Simon Properties

Taurus Land Ventures

Walmart Stores, Inc.

Wilkinsonville Water District

Worcester Business Development Corporation

Worcester Community Housing Resources, Inc.

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