OTTA Mission & Goals

Our Mission StatementTriangle HD MAP

The Old Town Triangle Association is a community-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents who live in the area of the City of Chicago bounded by North Avenue, Clark Street, and the former Ogden Avenue (“The Triangle”).

Under the Articles of Incorporation (adopted June 10-12 1952, amended October 20, 1966 and January 21, 1982) for the Old Town Triangle Association, the purpose(s) of the organization are: To improve conditions of life, work, recreation, health and Safety; to foster and develop a neighborhood plan; and to aid and assist and sponsor neighborhood activities in the area of the city of Chicago bounded by [the former] Ogden Avenue, North Avenue, and Clark Street.

In limitation of its other purposes as aforesaid, the corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, or the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).


Our Goals

The goals of the OTTA are to:

  • Preserve the architectural and historical integrity of buildings in the Triangle
  • Develop and maintain the physical environment of the Triangle, including improvement of open spaces, green areas, sidewalks, and parkways.
  • Promote cultural enrichment in the Triangle
  • Improve educational opportunities for the children of the Triangle and surrounding neighborhoods
  • Encourage social interaction among neighbors and involvement in the Triangle
  • Ensure that city services are kept up to the highest standard
  • Ensure the safety of residents in the Triangle
  • Provide assistance to organizations and groups that serve the needs and interests of the Triangle residents
  • Maintain a record of OTTA activities, decisions, and events to serve as a history of the Triangle for future generations and a reference for current residents