Daspin & Aument LLP

Land Use, Zoning and Incentives

Representative Entitlement work
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 examples of the depth of the firm's practice include:

Zoning Approvals:
  • 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 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 a national developer in obtaining zoning approval of a major mixed-use development in Chicago’s western suburbs.
Economic Incentives:
  • 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.
Historic Preservation:
  • Obtained authorization of a $6 million Class L Property Tax Incentive to support rehabilitation of a Chicago landmark located in the Central Loop.
  • Represented owners of historic properties located on South & North Michigan Avenue in negotiating approval of major redevelopment plans and property tax incentives with the Chicago Landmark Commission.
  • Successfully negotiated landmark designation of two historic banks located in Chicago neighborhoods.