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Neighbors’ Growing Frustration With Lathrop Homes Redevelopment

By Geoff Dankert

The Chicago Housing Authority’s planned redevelopment of the Lathrop Homes public housing project seems to have stalled. But nobody knows for sure since CHA hasn’t held public meetings in months and aldermen aren’t getting any answers either.

32nd Ward Alderman Unhappy With Lathrop Plans, Process

By Sam Charles

As redevelopment planning for the Julia C. Lathrop Homes moves forward, local officials are dismayed by the Chicago Housing Authority‘s approach at gathering community insight. The CHA and its chosen property developer, Lathrop Community Partners, have proposed three potential plans that would nearly double the number of housing units, going from the current 925, the vast majority Read the Rest…

CHA Releases Lathrop Homes Promo Video; Open House This Weekend

By Mike Fourcher

Continuing its drive to rebuild the Lathrop Homes public housing project on Diversey and Clybourn, the Chicago Housing Authority released a promotional video today. About seven minutes long, the video touts the efforts of Lathrop Community Partners, the project’s development group, to engage the existing project’s residents and surrounding community members as they design a Read the Rest…

Lathrop Homes Receives Historic Status

By Patty Wetli

The Julia C. Lathrop Homes, a low-rise public housing complex constructed in 1938 and now slated for mixed-use development, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places, according to a news release issued by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. The action was approved Feb. 12 by the National Park Service. Bounded by Damen, Read the Rest…

Lathrop Homes Meeting Tries To Keep It Together, But Opposition Emerges

By Mike Fourcher

A palpable tension laced last night’s meeting at New Life Community Church, 2928 N. Damen Ave., to discuss a planning for redevelopment of Lathrop Homes public housing. Despite a couple of raucous interruptions and opponents with black t-shirts reading, “Save Lathrop Homes,” the meeting of about three hundred people was run smoothly by an array Read the Rest…

Lathrop Homes Changes Are In The Works

By Samantha Abernethy

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) and representatives from the Chicago Housing Authority answered questions at a public meeting last week regarding the future of the Julia Lathrop Homes at 2000 W. Diversey. Officials plan to hold a series of meetings this year to decide the future of the 35-acre complex. All of the current residents Read the Rest…

Meeting Thursday On Lathrop Homes Plans

By Samantha Abernethy

Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) and Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, April 21 to discuss the Chicago Housing Authority’s plans for the Julia Lathrop Homes. Located at 2000 W. Diversey, residency at the Lathrop Homes has declined in recent years. With many vacant units, Chicago Housing Authority is planning to Read the Rest…

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