Old Town Triangle Association Old Town Triangle Association

Neighbor Relations


The mission of the Neighbor Relations Committee is to establish and maintain external relations for the Triangle community with the extended Old Town neighborhoods: businesses, civic institutions, schools, churches and religious organizations, and other neighborhood organizations.

Neighbor Relations oversees two (2) important programs: the iBOT (I Buy Old Town) program which provides OTTA members with a card that entitles them to discounts at more than 2 dozen area merchants who participate in this program.

The second program is the CAPS program (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy). CAPS is a strategy to keep neighborhoods safe by using police in a new way and building partnerships for crime prevention among the community, the police, and other City departments. Through CAPS, residents become partners with the police and work with beat officers to identify and solve crime problems in their neighborhoods. Other City agencies take care of those conditions that can lead to crime in a community, such as graffiti, abandoned buildings and cars, and broken alley and street lights.

The Old Town Triangle is located in beat 1814 in 10 Sector. Regular beat meetings are held on the second Thursday of every other month at the Triangle Center, 1763 N. North Park Avenue at 7:00 p.m. Beginning in 2013, the four (4) beats within 10 Sector (1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814) have been combined into one group. They all meet together in the odd months (Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., & Nov.) at the OTTA center. All Triangle residents as well as the other beat residents are encouraged to attend these meetings to address issues of common concern, and work with the beat officers to solve these problems.