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Areas of Practice

Land Use & Zoning

Corporate law

PJM attorneys have extensive experience in zoning, comprehensive planning, and land use matters. Our experience ranges from drafting comprehensive zoning codes for municipalities and counties to fashioning innovative, effective individual zoning and development regulations to address specific situations. We draft clear, workable, and in many instances, innovative zoning and other municipal code provisions. Our work in this regard has helped facilitate revitalization of central business districts, including vacant storefront and related property maintenance regulations. We know well the interplay, legally and practically, between zoning codes and comprehensive plans. We have advised numerous municipalities in Illinois and elsewhere on the implementation of form-based zoning regulations and non-conforming use/structure requirements for major redevelopment areas.