Here’s the full text of Massachusetts House Bill H.1859, entitled “An Act Promoting the Planning and Development of Sustainable Communities,” which is presently before the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.  I’ll be digging into this jam-packed bill over the next few weeks and posting my thoughts on some of its key provisions.  I invite our regular MLUM readers and others who are interested to do the same.  This is a far-reaching bill which, if passed in anything resembling this form, will have a profound impact on real estate development, housing production, and the practice of land use law in the Commonwealth, so it’s worth our time and attention.  I look forward to an informative, spirited dialogue!