Suits over waterfront zoning can go to trial, judge says

Tim Logan, The Boston Globe

In the long-running battle over the Boston waterfront, the latest round goes to the side calling for less, not more.

A Suffolk Superior court judge Friday allowed lawsuits challenging new zoning that would enable developer Don Chiofaro to build a massive waterfront tower to go forward to trial. Judge Brian Davis rejected motions to dismiss the suits filed by the Conservation Law Foundation and residents of the Harbor Towers condo complex challenging how the state handled the new zoning, setting up a legal showdown over what, exactly, can be built along the edge of Boston Harbor.

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