City Desk                     by Jeffrey T. Sherwin

Ground Breaking for Trinity Park Vista

On January 26, City officials, representatives from Trinity Services and the Illinois Housing and Development Authority gathered for a ground breaking ceremony for Trinity Park Vista, a facility geared toward adults with developmental disabilities.

The residential facility will be located on the corner of Lakewood Terrace and South Wolf Road and will contain 16 units for adults with disabilities who are capable of independent living. Trinity will provide support services for the building and its residents.

The parcel was assembled by the City as part of an overall neighborhood improvement plan which included closing Lakewood Avenue at Lake Street and creating a new connector road from Lakewood Avenue to Wolf Road which is now Lakewood Terrace This project improved safety by separating school traffic from the truck traffic at Lakewood and Lake Street and provided safe access to Northlake Middle School and the neighborhood via Wolf Road instead of the much more traveled Lake Street. In addition to the parcel that Trinity is developing, a small park was created on the opposite corner names Iris Park.

Construction on the Trinity project will start in earnest once the weather breaks and should be completed by late fall. Northlake residents will have first priority for the new building. The Trinity project is part of the ongoing transformation of South Wolf Road.