Land Use Manager Series

Background

This document is a compiled version of the entire “Land Use Manager” series distributed by the Executive Office of Communities and Development between the years 1984 and 1999. The contents of these advisory reports address planning and land use law issues commonly dealt with by municipal planners throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. They continue to be useful today, for both general reference and clarification of the complex statutes and case law related to land use. As expected, portions of the information contained in these reports has been modified by changes in statutes and regulations, or clarified by more recent case law. Users are encouraged to keep this in mind when consulting these reports.

Source & Acknowledgements

These advisory reports were developed by Donald J. Schmidt, formerly Principal Planner (and Attorney) in the Office of Local and Regional Planning under the Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Development (EOCD) [now the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)]. Without the significant amount of time contributed by Mr. Schmidt this resource would not exist today. The paper versions of these reports were scanned and compiled in 2012 by Andrew R. Port AICP, Director of Planning for the City of Newburyport and Northeast Regional Representative for the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). APA-MA believes this resource should be made broadly available to its membership and has therefore taken the time to make it accessible using today’s technology.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Elaine Wijnja, Principal Land Use Planner for the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for providing original and complete copies of the Land Use Manger series for scanning.

Finding Information

The electronic version of this document contains a compiled scan of the entire Land Use Manager series, converted to Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), processed using Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Users may find information using embedded tabs (“bookmark” links or “table of contents” listing general subject matters) or by simple keyword search, using the built-in text search tool in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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