NORTH CENTER — After processing feedback after a series of community forums held in the fall, Lathrop Community Partners, a consortium charged with redeveloping the Julia C. Lathrop Homes public housing complex, is preparing to unveil a draft of its master plan July 30.
A formal presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at New Life Community Church, 2958 N. Damen Ave. Representatives from Lathrop Community Partners and the Chicago Housing Authority will be on hand to answer questions and field comments and suggestions from attendees.
In November, Lathrop Community Partners put forward three different options for revitalizing the Lathrop site. Though the proposals varied in terms of aesthetics and amenities, all called for a 1,600-unit mixed-income, mixed-use complex — 50 percent of the housing units would be market rate, 25 percent would be affordable housing and 25 percent would be low income.
Responding to objections raised regarding the development's density — the Lathrop Homes were originally designed for 900 housing units — Lathrop Community Partners announced it would shrink the development to 1,300 units, still more than the 1,200 units initially recommended.
A preview of the draft master plan is available online.