Stop Right There

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January 4, 2006 Wall Street Journal Landfills, casinos and power plants are the most unpopular types of development in the U.S., according to a recent survey conducted by the Center for Economic and Civic Opinion at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. The first-time survey, commissioned by the Hingham, Mass.-based Saint Consulting Group, which advises developers on local political issues, asked … Read More

Getting Housing Built

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Winter 2005 Land Development Stop Sprawl. Too Much Traffic. Save Our Trees. Not in My Neighborhood! Too Many School Kids! That’s a Wildlife Habitat. You’ll ruin the character of our community, destroy our quality of life. These are some of the slogans that more and more home builders are hearing as they face angry neighbors, taxpayers, preservationists, environmentalists, labor unions, … Read More

Surviving Community Opposition In a Politically-Savvy World

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September/October 2005 Stone, Sand, & Gravel Review When a quarry operator in California sought to open a new mine, a coalition of citizens and activists circulated petitions and chartered buses to pack public hearings against the plan. When a gravel mining firm in Ohio sought rezoning to allow an asphalt plant on its site, opponents gathered more than 400 names … Read More

THE SAINT CONSULTING GROUP, LAND-USE POLITICAL ADVISORS, ADVANCES TWO SENIOR MEMBERS

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Patrick Fox becomes president of firm that pioneered zoning politics consulting 20 years ago; Robert Flavell becomes vice chair The Saint Consulting Group (TSCG), the largest consulting firm in the world that specializes in land-use and zoning politics, has named Patrick F. Fox as president and Robert J. Flavell as vice chairman. P. Michael Saint, who now assumes the title … Read More

THE SAINT CONSULTING GROUP EXPANDS INTO LARGER HEADQUARTERS

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Firm’s uninterrupted growth reflects increased need for land-use political intervention both for and against real estate development. The Saint Consulting Group (TSCG), political analysts of US commercial land-use and zoning issues, has relocated its national headquarters and research unit to larger accommodations in Hingham, a Boston suburb. TSCG focuses exclusively on government approvals processes related to land-use, zoning, and entitlements. … Read More