Old Town Triangle Association Old Town Triangle Association

Neighborhood Improvement


The mission of the Neighborhood Improvement Committee (NIC) is to develop and maintain the physical environment of the Old Town Triangle including improvement of open spaces, green areas, sidewalks, and parkways.

Even though Old Town is among the most vibrant, well situated, and rewarding of Chicago’s neighborhoods, there is always room for improvement. NIC is committed to addressing the ongoing and changing needs of our community as is consistent with OTTA’s organizational goals. Identifying and responding to those opportunities is the business of the Neighborhood Improvement Committee.

NIC endeavors to identify projects which address neighborhood needs and infrastructure opportunities within Old Town. NIC works with public and private offices to address those projects. Some past achievements of the NIC include the installation and maintenance of 10 green refuse containers scattered throughout the triangle; the replacement of aging benches in our various parks; upgrading the landscape in the “pocket” parks on Willow and Menomonee; the installation of the play lot in North Ogden Park; overseeing the maintenance of the Clark/Wisconsin Park; and various small projects pertaining to street-scape maintenance.

The NIC also oversees two programs which are geared to help Old Town residents maintain the unique charm of our streetscapes. The Old Town Parkways Tree program provides assistance to residents interested in replacing missing or dead trees in the parkways in front of their homes. The Old Town Triangle Brick Repair, Replacement and Beautification program offers an incentive and sourcing assistance for residents interested in maintaining the integrity, safety, and character of our brick sidewalks and parkways.

So if you have a vision, a suggestion, or a complaint, attend one of our regular meetings on the third Monday of every month (except June, December, and January) at the Triangle Center, 1763 N. North Park Avenue, at 7:00 p.m. Email inquiries to: nic@oldtowntriangle.com