​Land Use, Zoning and Incentives

Daspin & Aument attorneys have extensive experience obtaining approval of a broad range of entitlements from federal, state and local governments. These entitlements include securing zoning and land use approvals, as well as negotiating a variety of financing mechanisms to permit the development of residential, commercial, office, industrial and nonprofit projects in Chicago and throughout the Chicagoland area.

Representative Transactions

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.

Our Land Use, Zoning and Incentives Attorneys