John Davis will present “The Limits of Local Zoning: Protecting Religious and Educational Uses”

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John Davis will present “The Limits of Local Zoning: Protecting Religious and Educational Uses”

Friday, January 19, 2018

11:30 AM

At the MIIA Risk Management Booth—Municipal Quick Talks at the MMA Annual Meeting and Tradeshow

A Massachusetts law known as the “Dover Amendment” requires cities and towns to give more favorable treatment to religious and educational uses under local zoning ordinances and by-laws than they give to other proposed land uses.  Municipalities that fail to apply the “Dover Amendment” appropriately may open themselves up to claims of discrimination and expensive litigation.