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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…

Density a Hot-Button Issue as Initial Plans for Lathrop Redevelopment Revealed

By Patty Wetli

With the cancellation of a planned Sept. 27 meeting to introduce redevelopment plans for the Lathrop Homes, combined with Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) posting initial designs online (see below), the board members of Hamlin Park Neighbors (HPN) are concerned the train is about to leave the station without them and have decided to play a Read the Rest…

Proposed Zoning Change Draws Opposition From Roscoe Village Community

By Patty Wetli

The qualities that attracted John Sears to the 1800 block of West Newport as a potential home for his daycare business — it’s quiet and safe — are the very reasons that area residents oppose his plan. It’s quiet and safe, and they want to keep it that way. During a recent community meeting held Read the Rest…

Rock Around the Block Feedback: Time to Pull the Plug?

By Jason Kreke

Event organizers of the recent Rock Around the Block held a meeting Tuesday night to gather feedback on the festival from business leaders and members of the community, and the results were less than pleasant. Miscommunication, no clear identity and a general lack of community involvement created a festival that many felt failed to reflect Read the Rest…

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