Eliza Cox is a partner in the Real Estate and Finance Department and a member of the Land Use practice group. Based out of both the firm’s Hyannis and Boston offices, she concentrates her practice on land use and zoning law.
Eliza represents individual homeowners, non-profit organizations, private corporations and national developers before local zoning and planning boards and she has extensive experience before the Cape Cod Commission.
Eliza’s representative work includes:
Development of Regional Impact permit from the Cape Cod Commission for an approximately 110,000 square-foot patient bed addition to a local health care facility
Development agreement for a 263,100 square-foot ambulatory medical campus
Limited Development of Regional Impact permit for an approximately 18,000 square-foot commercial building
Hardship exemption from the Cape Cod Commission and a cluster subdivision special permit from a planning board for a 19-lot residential subdivision
Development of Regional Impact permit from the Cape Cod Commission and local permits for an approximately 70,000 square-foot New England chain food store
Change of Use Exemption permit from the Cape Cod Commission and local permits for the international headquarters of a not-for-profit organization
Eliza was instrumental in reviewing the Cape Cod Commission’s 2009 Regional Policy Plan and supplying suggested language and testimony before the full Cape Cod Commission. In addition, Eliza co-authored “A Battlefield Over Growth” for a land use conference on growth management issues affecting Cape Cod and Massachusetts.
Eliza was named an Up & Coming Lawyer in 2010 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Massachusetts Bar Association. She also received the 2009 Public Service Award from the Yarmouth Area Chamber of Commerce. Eliza is a member of the Massachusetts and Barnstable Bar Associations.
An active member of the Cape community, Eliza serves on the board of trustees for the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce, the JFK Hyannis Museum, the YMCA of Cape Cod, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Sturgis Library.