Lathrop Neighbor Night and Grand Opening Celebration - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Lathrop Neighbor Night and Grand Opening Celebration

October 15, 2019, 4 to 7 p.m. CT

This is a past event

Lathrop Riverfront, 2808 N. Leavitt Street

Hosted by: Lathrop Community Partners

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Lathrop, a mixed-income housing site along the Chicago River, is hosting a community celebration! Come join Lathrop Community Partners, MPC and community members as we tour the new facilities and campus. Lathrop was move-in ready in Fall 2018, designed to offer a mix of public, affordable and market rate housing within a redesigned floor plan that preserved its historic architecture. It's only been a year since residents have returned and now the landscape is ready as well with a recently completed Boat Launch and Chicago River trail. Now is the perfect opportunity to experience how this site is increasing public access to our city's natural environment through creating new riverfront amenities for the neighborhood.

As part of the Our Great Rivers grant, funded by the Chicago Community Trust, Heartland Housing, in partnership with Related Midwest and Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation, have been providing programming for the Lathrop community. This event is part of a commitment to help residents connect with the city's river. Come join us for this neighborhood gathering! 

Ribbon-cutting to begin at 4:00 p.m. with community celebration to follow immediately after. 

This event is wheelchair accessible. If you have any additional questions or need special accommodations, please contact us at

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