Zoning & Land Use

Zoning and Land Use

Partner Jay Eigerman leads the firm’s Zoning & Land Use practice. Mr. Eigerman represents residential, commercial and institutional real estate developers to secure all necessary government approvals at the federal, state and local levels. Trained as a city planner and a lawyer, his expertise includes conducting zoning and permitting due diligence, devising and implementing permitting strategies, and writing zoning and permitting opinions for financing.



Representative projects include:

  • Replacement of an historic former warehouse in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood with a new 20-story building, with approximately 184 rental apartments and a 96-space parking garage, including environmental impact review, rezoning, and historic preservation and state highway access approvals.
  • Rehabilitation and deep energy retrofit of a complex of approximately 500 affordable housing units in Boston’s South End neighborhood, including land disposition agreement, redevelopment plan amendment, zoning variances, and historic preservation and public works approvals.
  • Redevelopment of a 12-acre big-box retail site in San Mateo, California, with transit-oriented development, including 599 apartments, 60,000 square feet of retail, and two acres of open space, including environmental impact review, 12-year development agreement, specific plan, and design guidelines.
  • Reconstruction and reconfiguration of approximately 200-unit affordable housing complex in New Bedford, Massachusetts, including Chapter 40B (Comprehensive Permit) and redevelopment plan amendment.
  • Addition to existing facility, and conversion of adjacent building into new adult education center, for non-profit women’s shelter, including land use disposition agreement and zoning variances.
  • Consultations with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tribal Representative regarding National Historic Preservation Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Clean Water Act, for residential subdivision in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.
  • Legislative and administrative matters on behalf of the world’s largest outdoor advertising company in regarding its hundreds of sign locations in San Francisco, California.
  • Entitlements for San Francisco’s largest new residential project in 60 years, with 1,900 units (360 rent-controlled) and 60,000 square feet of retail.