The Village's Development Approval Process » Lake & Lathrop Mixed Use Project

Lake & Lathrop Mixed Use Project

In 2016 the Village Board of Trustees approved a redevelopment agreement that envisioned a mixed-use project at this site that features commercial and residential spaces.  Through this agreement the developer has agreed to remediate environmental contamination.  This project was subject to the Village's planned development permit application process. 

Applicant Name

Lake Lathrop Partners, LLC 

Location of Proposed Planned Development

7601-7613 Lake Street, 7617-7621 Lake Street and 423 Ashland Avenue

Project Description

Mixed-use building that will include up to 30 residential condominium units, approximately 14,000 square feet of commercial space, and 86 off-street (on-site) parking spaces.

  • 6/17/19 - A conditional demolition permit has now been issued for the removal of the existing structures within the development site. The demolition of these structures is anticipated to start soon and will likely take 4-5 weeks to complete. As part of the site demolition some off-site impacts will occur, including sidewalk closure along Lake Street and traffic control/detours on Lake Street and Lathrop. These off-site impacts are not anticipated to take more than a few days at a time but are necessary to safely complete all demolition work in accordance with the River Forest municipal ordinance.
  • 5/6/19 - Village Staff is currently working with the developer to facilitate the site demolition work in preparation for construction. Currently, contractors are working to recycle much of the material from inside the buildings prior to demolition of the buildings themselves. Once demolished, a soil remediation plan will be put into place and the soils on the vacant site will be modified as necessary to allow for construction of the new building. Once the remediation plan is completed and verified, construction of the new 5-story mixed-use building can begin. Check back here for regular updates throughout the construction process.
Planned Development Permit Application Status

Please view the Village's Guide to the Development Approval Process to learn more.