Lathrop Homes

Mary Donoghue and Tonei Glavinic
IPS-648 Current Housing Issues
Fall 2013
Basics
● Located at the intersection of Diversey,
Clybourn, and Damen
● Opened in 1938
● Built by Public Works Administrat...
Basics
● Rowhouses and lowrise (2-4 story)
apartment buildings
● 925 units
● 8-story senior building
added in 1959
● Most ...
Timeline 2000-2010
2000: CHA launches PfT. Occupancy: 747
2001:Identified as “Category 4” property, slated
for stage two o...
Timeline 2000-2010
2006: First mention of Lathrop as a mixedincome development
2006: Lathrop Leadership Team formed
2007: ...
Timeline 2000-2010
2010: CHA issues RFQ for redevelopment
team
2010: Lathrop Community Partners
redevelopment team announc...
Lathrop Community Partners
Bickerdike Redevelopment Corp.
Magellan Development Group
Heartland Housing
Ardmore Associates
...
Stakeholder Groups
● Lathrop Residents
○ Local Advisory Council
○ Leadership Team

● Logan Square Neighborhood Association...
2011: Planning process begins
● Stakeholder interview process
○ 119 interviews, including 28 current and 11 former
residen...
2012: First plan released
• Lathrop is added to the National Register of
Historic Places
• LCP hosts monthly residents-onl...
Controversies
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Density
Possible high-rise building
Amount of affordable & public units
Demolition of existing buil...
Current Plan
Announced July 2013
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Gut & Renovate 17 low-rise buildings
400 public housing units
212 affordable...
Lathrop Homes Redevelopment Plan, 2013
How do People Feel?
● concerned about the amount of market-rate
housing included
● dissatisfied with the scale/density of ...
What’s Next?
● Community forum next week
● Construction could start in 2015
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Lathrop Homes

  1. 1. Lathrop Homes Mary Donoghue and Tonei Glavinic IPS-648 Current Housing Issues Fall 2013
  2. 2. Basics ● Located at the intersection of Diversey, Clybourn, and Damen ● Opened in 1938 ● Built by Public Works Administration
  3. 3. Basics ● Rowhouses and lowrise (2-4 story) apartment buildings ● 925 units ● 8-story senior building added in 1959 ● Most racially-diverse public housing development in Chicago
  4. 4. Timeline 2000-2010 2000: CHA launches PfT. Occupancy: 747 2001:Identified as “Category 4” property, slated for stage two of Category 4 redevelopment Occupancy: 638 2002: Classification changed to “Undecided Properties” Occupancy: 587 2004: Lathrop categorized as “Rehabilitation or Redevelopment”
  5. 5. Timeline 2000-2010 2006: First mention of Lathrop as a mixedincome development 2006: Lathrop Leadership Team formed 2007: Preservation Chicago lists Lathrop as “endangered” 2007: CHA submits plan to HUD for 1,200 units (400 public)
  6. 6. Timeline 2000-2010 2010: CHA issues RFQ for redevelopment team 2010: Lathrop Community Partners redevelopment team announced
  7. 7. Lathrop Community Partners Bickerdike Redevelopment Corp. Magellan Development Group Heartland Housing Ardmore Associates Related Midwest
  8. 8. Stakeholder Groups ● Lathrop Residents ○ Local Advisory Council ○ Leadership Team ● Logan Square Neighborhood Association ● Alderman Moreno (Ward 1) ● Alderman Waguespack (Ward 32) ● Neighborhood Residents
  9. 9. 2011: Planning process begins ● Stakeholder interview process ○ 119 interviews, including 28 current and 11 former residents ● kick-off meeting to introduce LCP to community ● Community Workshops ○ collaborative workshops about sustainability, education/community building, and livable communities
  10. 10. 2012: First plan released • Lathrop is added to the National Register of Historic Places • LCP hosts monthly residents-only meetings • LCP releases first redevelopment plan, is met with opposition
  11. 11. Controversies ● ● ● ● Density Possible high-rise building Amount of affordable & public units Demolition of existing buildings & Historic Preservation ● Meaningful input from community
  12. 12. Current Plan Announced July 2013 ● ● ● ● ● ● Gut & Renovate 17 low-rise buildings 400 public housing units 212 affordable units 504 market-rate units 20,000 Sq Feet of retail New parks, trails, and outdoor spaces
  13. 13. Lathrop Homes Redevelopment Plan, 2013
  14. 14. How do People Feel? ● concerned about the amount of market-rate housing included ● dissatisfied with the scale/density of plan ● demolition of historic buildings ● lack of transparency/accountability
  15. 15. What’s Next? ● Community forum next week ● Construction could start in 2015

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