Land Use, Zoning and Incentives

Represented owners of historic properties located throughout Chicago in negotiating approval of major redevelopment plans, property tax incentives and landmark designations.

Represented a major cultural institution in obtaining approval from the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District to implement its long-term Master Plan and expand its facilities, including approval of a Planned Development Application and a Lakefront Protection Application.

Represented a national university in obtaining approval of a Lakefront Protection Application and various land use approvals to permit development of a field house in Chicago’s Loop area.

Represented a major grocery chain and developer in obtaining government approvals needed from the City of Chicago and the Chicago Transit Authority to acquire a seven-acre site and develop a grocery-anchored shopping center, including approval of an Application to Acquire Publicly Owned Property, a Redevelopment Agreement, a Planned Development Ordinance and Tax Increment Financing.

Represented a nonprofit senior housing organization in transitioning to a full-service continuum-of-care facility in Chicago, including an amendment to an existing Planned Development Ordinance and approval of a Lakefront Protection Application.

Represented national developers in obtaining zoning approvals over 45 major developments in Chicago’s suburbs.

Represented a national grocery chain in obtaining approval of a Redevelopment Agreement governing sales tax allocation in several Chicago suburbs.

Represented a national developer in negotiating a $4 million tax increment financing grant to allow a commercial development in a western suburb of Chicago.

Obtained authorization of numerous multi-million Class L Property Tax Incentives to support rehabilitation of prominent Chicago landmarks located in the Central Loop and surrounding neighborhoods.