Matthew Matt Kiefer Real Estate Development/Land Use Green Business Public Law & Policy Medical, Educational and Cultural Institutions Climate Change Resilience attorney lawyer

Representative Matters

Developer Designations of Publicly Owned Sites

Developer designations from the Boston Planning and Development Agency for projects in urban renewal areas and in the Charlestown Navy Yard; from the Boston Housing Authority for public housing redevelopments; from the Mayor’s Office of Housing for affordable housing projects; from Massport for projects in the Seaport; and from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for land and air rights parcels along the Mass Turnpike, Central Artery, and Melnea Cass Boulevard.

Life Science Conversions

Conversion of Boston office buildings to life science use.

Seaport District Projects

Regulatory approvals for real estate developments throughout Boston’s Seaport District, including apartments, condominiums, hotels, and tech, office, lab, and retail space.

Phased Mixed-Use Developments

Master planned projects approved under the Planned Development Area provisions of the Boston Zoning Code, including the 6.3-million-square-foot Seaport Square on 23 acres in the Seaport and the Harrison-Albany project, a 700,000-square-foot residential and commercial development in the South End.

Neighborhood Residential Projects

Market-rate, mixed-income, and affordable residential and supportive housing projects in the Boston neighborhoods of Allston-Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Fenway, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roxbury, the South End, and the West End. These include on-site and off-site compliance with Boston’s Inclusionary Development Policy, partnerships between for-profit and non-profit housing developers, and redevelopments of public housing communities.

Waterfront Projects

State waterfront licensing under Chapter 91 for projects with path-breaking climate resilience strategies, including Clippership Wharf in East Boston, the Innovation and Design Building in the Ray Flynn Marine Park, and Building 114 and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Institutional Master Plans and Projects

Institutional master plan approvals for major Boston hospitals and universities, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Northeastern University, the Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology, and Harvard University’s Allston campus. These include collaborations with for-profit developers for student housing and other revenue-generating campus facilities.

Cultural Institutions

Facilities for cultural institutions and other non-profits, including additions to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Gardner Museum and new homes for The Possible Project, United South End Settlements, the Boston Society for Architecture, Historic Boston Incorporated and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.

Historic Adaptations and Restorations

Adaptive re-use of historic buildings and historic restorations in the Back Bay, South End, and Beacon Hill historic districts.

Public-Private Partnerships for Public Open Space

Formation, regulatory approvals, and funding options for public-private partnerships to create public open space.