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Lathrop Homes presentation for IPS-648

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  • 1. Lathrop HomesMary Donoghue and Tonei Glavinic IPS-648 Current Housing Issues Fall 2013

2. Basics Located at the intersection of Diversey, Clybourn, and Damen Opened in 1938 Built by Public Works Administration 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. 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. 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. Timeline 2000-2010 2010: CHA issues RFQ for redevelopment team 2010: Lathrop Community Partners redevelopment team announced 7. Lathrop Community Partners Bickerdike Redevelopment Corp. Magellan Development Group Heartland Housing Ardmore Associates Related Midwest 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. 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. 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. Controversies Density Possible high-rise building Amount of affordable & public units Demolition of existing buildings & Historic Preservation Meaningful input from community 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. Lathrop Homes Redevelopment Plan, 2013 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. Whats Next? Community forum next week Construction could start in 2015