Stacey R. Silver
Stacey Rubin Silver has over two decades of involvement as an attorney in land use and municipal matters. In her practice, Stacey offers expertise and counsel regarding zoning procedure and zoning ordinance interpretation in the City of Chicago and a number of other Chicago area municipalities. She has worked to secure approval for Chicago projects ranging from large neighborhood mixed-use projects and transit-oriented development to home additions and small residential infill. Representative suburban projects include a senior assisted living and memory care facility, a power generating plant, and a controversial expansion of a suburban community center. She has served as one of the village attorneys for the Village of Deer Park, with responsibilities ranging from Special Service Area financing to the drafting of ordinances, and was instrumental in the development of Deer Park Town Center. Stacey has worked to obtain planned developments, special use permits and other zoning relief for infill residential development, adaptive re-use, and large condominium projects facing neighborhood opposition.
Stacey has broad experience in zoning and land use from both the developer’s and governmental perspectives, having worked as an urban planner in Chicago and the suburbs before entering the practice of law. Prior to attending law school, Stacey was the assistant village planner for the Village of Wheeling. In that position, she worked on current planning as well as comprehensive planning issues. Following her tenure in Wheeling, Stacey served as the staff assistant to the zoning administrator of the City of Chicago. In that position, she worked on policy issues related to zoning such as day care, group homes, home occupations and a comprehensive revision of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance.
- Zoning and Land Use
- Municipal Law
Bar Admissions & Memberships
- Illinois 1996
- Law School: IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1996
- Graduate: University of Michigan, Masters in Urban Planning, 1989
- Undergraduate: University of Illinois B.S. (Political Science), 1987