Mitch Carrel is a Partner in the Real Estate Practice Group.
His practice focuses on representing public and private companies, land owners, developers and investors and helping them secure land use and zoning approvals, public incentives, local regulatory and siting approvals, as well as performing zoning due diligence. Among Mitch's projects, he has helped obtain approvals for the siting of wireless communications facilities and written about the process from siting to completion. He also represents clients before local plan commissions, zoning boards and city councils. Before joining Freeborn, Mitch was a shareholder and led the Land Use Group at Vedder Price PC in Chicago.
As a member of the both the Food and Transportation Teams, Mitch helps companies in these industries secure land use and zoning approvals, public incentives, and local regulatory and siting approvals.
Mitch also contributes to The Freeborn Dispatch Blog(link is external), the firm's transportation blog.
Land use and zoning approvals for a 53-story, mixed-use, high-rise building in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood.
Land use and related approvals for a 40-story mixed use, office, retail and residential building on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.
Oversight of zoning, entitlements, and street vacation matters to ensure rail operations were not impeded or negatively impacted, as part of a sale of air rights over existing rail operations, allowing for a 750-foot tall office building to be constructed in downtown Chicago.
Land use, street vacations and related approvals for numerous market rate and affordable senior housing developments including assisted living facilities, supportive living facilities, and memory care facilities in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs.
Land use and zoning due diligence in connection with the acquisition of an approximately $112 million 27-story, Class A mixed-use office building in Chicago’s Central Business District.
Land use and related diligence to assist a joint venture partner in connection with proposals for a 2,000-foot tall, $1.5 billion project in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood.
Land use, financial incentives, fiber optic conduit path use agreements and other approvals in connection with data centers in downtown Chicago.
Land use and related approvals for a youth sports academy sponsored by two major Chicago sports team in the Chicago suburbs.
Conduit Path and Facility Use Agreement with the City of Chicago for a data center project.
Land use and public way waivers and approvals for high rise, mixed use projects on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.
Land use approvals for an approximately 400,000 square foot manufacturing facility in the western suburbs of Chicago.
Land use, public way and related approvals for numerous hospital expansions in Chicago.
Public way approvals for numerous high rise buildings in downtown Chicago.
Land use, zoning and public way approvals for shopping center expansion projects in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs.
Land use and related approvals for numerous grocery store projects in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs.
Land use and related approvals for numerous branch banks in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs.
Represented a food-related company in connection with a drive-through coffee facility on Chicago's north side.
Assisted banking institutions with drive-through facilities in Chicago and in the Chicago suburbs,
Land use related approvals for numerous dialysis centers throughout Chicago.
Freeborn & Peters