Nuts and Bolts of Land Use Law and Zoning
Gain valuable insight into the fundamentals of land use law and zoning. Learn about zoning relief, strategies of community outreach and identifying relevant stakeholders and the importance of doing your due diligence in what can be a very unpredictable practice area. Specifics about the City of Chicago zoning process will be discussed.
Donna J. Pugh, Foley & Lardner LLP, Chicago
New Ideas in Land Use from a Planning Perspective
Changing land use trends in both the urban and suburban contexts pose challenges and opportunities for the next generation of development. Hear about recent repositioning and rezoning of industrial planned manufacturing districts, to include a case study transformation of “The River District,” a new 30-acre redevelopment of the Tribune property on the Chicago River. In comparison, learn about the suburban land use challenges with repositioning of underutilized retail sites. Case studies will incorporate these trends in the Lincoln Mall Redevelopment and Future of the Walmart Experience. With each case study, critical issues in the entitlement process to support these significant land use transformations will be emphasized.
Christine Carlyle, AIA, AICP, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Chicago
Mike Mallon, CCIM, CRX, Draper and Kramer, Chicago
Affordable Housing Development
The lack of affordable housing continues to challenge our city, region, and state. The need for affordable housing impacts a wide spectrum of people – from homeless youth and families to seniors, immigrants, working families, and individuals with disabilities. And the need for affordable housing presents different challenges in different locations- - from gentrification in appreciating markets to the need for revitalization and redevelopment in others. Explore a variety of federal, state, and local financing and policy tools (from the City of Chicago’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance to federal and state tax credits) that can be used to create, preserve and expand affordable housing in urban, suburban and rural communities.
Nicholas J. Brunick, Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, Chicago
Nicole A. Jackson, Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, Chicago
Fundamentals in Land Use Litigation
Learn more about how to litigate a land use case and understand the most recent decisions affecting the practice of land use law in Illinois.
Ronald S. Cope, Schain Banks, Chicago
Balancing Religious Freedoms and Local Government Land Use Regulations Under RLIUPA, RFRA and the First Amendment
Understand an overview of regulating religious land uses under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the First Amendment (the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause). Learn about different ways local governments can regulate religious uses, the types of claims that can be brought, and strategies for handling zoning applications under RLUIPA, RFRA and the First Amendment.
Michael T. Jurusik, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago
Wind and Solar Energy Development: State Laws and Local Zoning Overview
Learn about state statutes and new trends in local zoning regulations governing wind farms and solar array development.
James R. Griffin, Schain Banks, Chicago
Warren G. Lavey, University of Illinois, Urbana
REPURPOSING Golf Courses: an Amenity in Shared Ownership Communities that Burdens Development of the Land
Society has concerns about meeting future needs to develop land that is affected by both public and private regulations/conditions/restrictions. Restricting use of private and public land to golf courses may no longer serve the best interests of society or even those who include a golf course as a private amenity. Nationally, land use attorneys are being asked to provide ways to repurpose land currently used as golf courses in light of the reduced appeal of this activity and the high costs involved. Learn about sample provisions creating this restricted use and public regulation that supports the use, as well as case law, statutory and political approaches to repurposing.
Celeste Hammond, John Marshall Law School, Center for Real Estate Law, and American Arbitration Association, Chicago
Ethical Questions Faced by Land Use Lawyers
Land Use attorneys – and the government officials with whom they interact – face a unique set of ethical issues and obligations. Enjoy an engaging review of the specific rules and challenges that land use attorneys must confront and resolve.
Mary F. Andreoni, Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, Chicago
Hart M. Passman, Holland & Knight LLP, Chicago