Decoding the Chicago Zoning Code for Real Estate Practitioners

  • Wed, May 11, 2022
  • 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Webinar


Registration is closed


Decoding the Chicago Zoning Code
for Real Estate Practitioners

Agnieszka T. Plecka

Jaffe & Berlin, LLC

MCLE approved for 1-hour credit
Registration is Free for IRELA Members
Non-Members ~ $50

This program will discuss the intricacies of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance and its implications on the real estate transactions in the City of Chicago.

The webinar will provide (1) an overview of why and when a zoning inquiry and analysis is necessary and beneficial for your real estate clients; (2) how to efficiently and effectively perform zoning due diligence and obtain necessary zoning information about a property; (3) what types of zoning relief are available and authorized by the Ordinance, and how to apply for such relief from the requirements of the Zoning Code; (4) the program will also touch on the following select recent changes to the Chicago Zoning Ordinance that may affect clients who own or develop real estate in the City of Chicago: the Additional Dwelling Unit Ordinance, Pilsen Preservation District Ordinance, Predominance of the Block (606) District Ordinance and the Air Quality Ordinance.

The program will provide helpful practice tips and strategies to incorporate the zoning due diligence into your real estate practice. Participants will learn to use the zoning map tool and navigate the zoning ordinance, which will enhance the level of legal services provided to their clients.

AGNES T. PLECKA is an attorney with the law firm of Jaffe & Berlin, L.L.C., where she practices in the areas of municipal law including land use, zoning, licensing, and residential and commercial real estate transactions.

She has 16 years of experience representing clients in proceedings before planning commissions, city council committees, and zoning board of appeals as well as counseling sellers and purchasers on all aspects of residential and commercial property acquisition, disposition, and leasing.

Agnes is bilingual and takes great pride in serving culturally diverse client base. She received her juris doctor degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2006 and is admitted to practice law in Illinois.

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