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The Massachusetts Tideland Development CalculatorThe Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act (also known as “Chapter 91”) gives Massachusetts residents a legal right to access waterfront areas called tidelands.Learn more about the Public Waterfront ActThe Massachusetts Tideland Development Calculator is designed to demonstrate the tradeoffs between waterfront development and the public’s waterfront access rights.Try the CalculatorConservation Law Foundation developed this calculator in partnership with HR&A Advisors with support from the Barr Foundation.During the municipal harbor planning process, in specific situations when a waterfront development project is permitted to deviate from the rules that help ensure public access and benefit, the project owner must compensate the public financially. This calculator demonstrates a reasonable way of estimating that compensation.You can use this tool to estimate the value of a proposed waterfront project and compare it with the value of a project that abides by Public Waterfront Act rules. When a proposed project limits public access onsite and increases its value, the project benefits from a value premium. And this value premium can be a source of compensation back to the public in return for limiting their rights.About the Tideland Development CalculatorWhat is The Public Waterfront Act?What are Tidelands?

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The Massachusetts Tideland Development CalculatorThe Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act (also known as “Chapter 91”) gives Massachusetts residents a legal right to access waterfront areas called tidelands.Learn more about the Public Waterfront ActThe Massachusetts Tideland Development Calculator is designed to demonstrate the tradeoffs between waterfront development and the public’s waterfront access rights.Try the CalculatorConservation Law Foundation developed this calculator in partnership with HR&A Advisors with support from the Barr Foundation.During the municipal harbor planning process, in specific situations when a waterfront development project is permitted to deviate from the rules that help ensure public access and benefit, the project owner must compensate the public financially. This calculator demonstrates a reasonable way of estimating that compensation.You can use this tool to estimate the value of a proposed waterfront project and compare it with the value of a project that abides by Public Waterfront Act rules. When a proposed project limits public access onsite and increases its value, the project benefits from a value premium. And this value premium can be a source of compensation back to the public in return for limiting their rights.About the Tideland Development CalculatorWhat is The Public Waterfront Act?What are Tidelands?

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The Massachusetts Tideland Development CalculatorThe Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act (also known as “Chapter 91”) gives Massachusetts residents a legal right to access waterfront areas called tidelands.Learn more about the Public Waterfront ActThe Massachusetts Tideland Development Calculator is designed to demonstrate the tradeoffs between waterfront development and the public’s waterfront access rights.Try the CalculatorConservation Law Foundation developed this calculator in partnership with HR&A Advisors with support from the Barr Foundation.During the municipal harbor planning process, in specific situations when a waterfront development project is permitted to deviate from the rules that help ensure public access and benefit, the project owner must compensate the public financially. This calculator demonstrates a reasonable way of estimating that compensation.You can use this tool to estimate the value of a proposed waterfront project and compare it with the value of a project that abides by Public Waterfront Act rules. When a proposed project limits public access onsite and increases its value, the project benefits from a value premium. And this value premium can be a source of compensation back to the public in return for limiting their rights.About the Tideland Development CalculatorWhat is The Public Waterfront Act?What are Tidelands?

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The Massachusetts Tideland Development CalculatorThe Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act (also known as “Chapter 91”) gives Massachusetts residents a legal right to access waterfront areas called tidelands.Learn more about the Public Waterfront ActThe Massachusetts Tideland Development Calculator is designed to demonstrate the tradeoffs between waterfront development and the public’s waterfront access rights.Try the CalculatorConservation Law Foundation developed this calculator in partnership with HR&A Advisors with support from the Barr Foundation.During the municipal harbor planning process, in specific situations when a waterfront development project is permitted to deviate from the rules that help ensure public access and benefit, the project owner must compensate the public financially. This calculator demonstrates a reasonable way of estimating that compensation.You can use this tool to estimate the value of a proposed waterfront project and compare it with the value of a project that abides by Public Waterfront Act rules. When a proposed project limits public access onsite and increases its value, the project benefits from a value premium. And this value premium can be a source of compensation back to the public in return for limiting their rights.About the Tideland Development CalculatorWhat is The Public Waterfront Act?What are Tidelands?

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