North Park Village Advisory Council

The North Park Village Advisory Council is a group comprised of local organizations, including on-site resident organizations, nearby civic groups, and other organizations with involvement or interest in North Park Village.

Per the NPVAC bylaws- “The primary purposes of the Advisory Council are to assist in the development and protection of North Park Village, and to act in cooperation and coordination with the City of Chicago, for the long term governance of the Village.

For decades, North River Commission has led in the continued stewardship of North Park Village, as a founder and key member of the North Park Village Advisory Council. Through the Advisory Council and otherwise, NRC has helped to guide development, resolve issues, and ensure that community stakeholders, including local residents, have a voice in those processes.

Meetings of the North Park Village Advisory Council are resuming on Wednesday September, 16th 2020, via teleconference. Please subscribe to our newsletter below, or contact Carson Poole at cpoole@northrivercommission.org for more information.

North Park Village Advisory Council Bylaws

Meetings

The North Park Village Advisory Council meets on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months, at 7:00PM. The Council is currently meeting via teleconference. 

Upcoming Meetings

September 16th, 2020

November 18th, 2020

January 20th, 2021

March 17th, 2021

May 19th, 2021

July 21st, 2021

September 15th, 2021

November 17th, 2021

About North Park Village

North Park Village is a unique and beloved area in Northwest Chicago; a 155-acre site that is home to unparalleled natural beauty and a rich history. Located adjacent to the neighborhoods of North Park, Sauganash, and Albany Park, North Park Village is also a place whose preservation has been made possible through robust local organizing and coordinated effort amongst a network of residents and organizations. This network continues to work together to steward North Park Village as a place that provides affordable senior housing, thriving natural areas, recreation opportunities, and more to all citizens of Chicago.

History

North Park Village is a 155-acre site at the location of the former Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium (MTS), which operated from 1911 to 1977. Several MTS buildings remain, and have been converted to a number of different uses, including Chicago Park District facilities, offices, and housing for senior citizens.

North Park Village includes two Chicago Park District sites; the North Park Village Nature Center, and Peterson Park, including the Peterson Gymnastics Center.

Five senior housing developments are on site, comprising a total of 590 units, collectively managed by Elderly Housing Development & Operations Corporation (EHDOC). In the Southwest corner of the site are four buildings with private housing, called the Conservancy at North Park Village.

The campus also features several buildings maintained by the City of Chicago Department of Fleet & Facilities Management, known as 2FM, offices for the Chicago Park District, Chicago Audubon Society, and a Chapel. 

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NPVAC Executive Committee 2020

Chair - Don Hodgkinson - Hollywood-North Park Community Association

Co-Chair - Jac Charlier - Edgebrook Community Association

Co-Chair - Sylvia Asllani - Peterson Park Improvement Association

Secretary - Carson Poole - North River Commission

Membership

NPVAC Member Organizations, verified in 2019

New Members

Per the bylaws, established civic organizations in the area bounded by Devon Avenue on the north, Montrose Avenue on the south, Central Avenue on the west, and the Chicago River Channel on the east, shall be eligible for membership and representation on the Council.

Other Chicago organizations or associations having historic or legitimate interest in the site and demonstrate willingness to provide service to North Park Village, shall be eligible to have a representative with a single vote. A new organization may be accepted for a six month provisional membership during which interval willingness to provide service can be demonstrated. At the end of the provisional period, the Committee on Membership will evaluate the service and make a
recommendation on permanent status.

To apply as an organization, please fill out a NPVAC 2019 Membership Form and send to Carson at cpoole@northrivercommission.org