Old Cook County Hospital Building Gets a $3 Million Preservation Boost
Sep03

Old Cook County Hospital Building Gets a $3 Million Preservation Boost

You can do lots of things with money.  You can help someone in need.  You can buy a cat.  And with enough of it, you can save the old Cook County Hospital Building. The former Cook County Hospital (March 2009) A big step in the direction of saving that structure is coming from the State of Illinois, which has chosen the vacant hospital building to receive three million dollars in tax credits for its rehabilitation. The money comes...

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While NY and SF Struggle, Chicago Readies for More Public Housing
May13

While NY and SF Struggle, Chicago Readies for More Public Housing

One of Chicago’s oldest public housing projects is about to become Chicago’s newest mixed-income housing project, and is getting ready to welcome thousands of new residents. Rendering of Lathrop Homes (via Related Midwest) The landmark Lathrop Homes property along the North Branch of the Chicago River is being redeveloped by River North’s Related Midwest, Bickerdike Redevelopment, and Heartland Housing into 1,116 new...

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Amid Harsh Criticism, Lathrop Homes Redevelopment Passes Plan Commission
Feb18

Amid Harsh Criticism, Lathrop Homes Redevelopment Passes Plan Commission

Today the Chicago Plan Commission approved the massive Lathrop Homes redevelopment plan by Related Midwest. The Chicago Housing Authority’s Julia C. Lathrop Homes were built in 1938 by the federal Public Works Administration as one of the city’s first public housing projects. Preservationists have been worried about the planned redevelopment since it was announced. The 925 residences in 31 buildings were designed by a...

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