Katriina McGuire, managing partner of Thompson Coburn’s Chicago office, was interviewed for a recent report in The Business Journals on the challenges in developing missing-middle housing and the broader debates around density that vary across neighborhoods and regions. She commented on the significant shifts in zoning dynamics over her 25 years as a real estate land use attorney in the Chicago area.
McGuire noted instances where residents and officials advocate for higher density, leading to neighborhoods where building single-family homes is no longer allowed. "Folks are advocating pretty hard for higher density and, in fact, in certain areas of the cities and zoning districts, you can no longer build a single-family home. ...That used to be a baseline: You could put a single-family home pretty much anywhere" she said.
Click here to read the full article.
Although we would like to hear from you, we cannot represent you until we know that doing so will not create a conflict of interest. Also, we cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until you receive a written statement from us that we represent you (an ‘engagement letter’).
By clicking the ‘ACCEPT’ button, you agree that we may review any information you transmit to us. You recognize that our review of your information, even if you submitted it in a good faith effort to retain us, and, further, even if you consider it confidential, does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could and will be used against you. Please click the ‘ACCEPT’ button if you understand and accept the foregoing statement and wish to proceed.