Bowmanville is a residential neighborhood located in the northern section of Chicago’s Lincoln Square community area. The community is home to over 1500 residential households, and a small but thriving industrial corridor. The neighborhood boundaries are Ravenswood Avenue, Foster Avenue, Western Avenue and Rosehill Cemetery. Welcome to the Bowmanville Community Organization Web site. Browse the various menu links above for information about our community, and ways to get involved and engaged with your neighbors.
The Bowmanville Community Organization (BCO) is the community’s officially recognized Chicago Neighborhood Organization. It is run by a volunteer group committed to maintaining and improving the quality of life for Bowmanville residents. Since its inception in 1987 the BCO has contributed to a solid foundation of community service and neighborliness. The BCO’s purpose is to facilitate communication within the community and with local officials and other organizations to ensure that the interests of the members of the community are being addressed. Check our latest community newsletter, The Bee or the BCO Facebook page for a peak into the latest happenings in our community.
By joining the BCO, your $20 annual membership will support programming and outreach for your community.Click here to go to membership online payment
Bowmanville is also home to a variety of quality restaurants, taverns, retail shops, small businesses and industry. Our local public schools are Chappell Elementary and Amundsen High School. Rogers Park Montessori School (RPMS) is a private elementary school (pre-K through 8th) located within Bowmanville’s boundaries.
What’s next in 2015 (view full BCO calendar here):
Please be sure to take the BCO community survey regarding the proposed charter high school for our community.
A few Planning & Development topics are hot in the neighborhood – an Intrinsic Schools proposal to develop in the southwest portion of Rosehill cemetery, and Half Acre Brewery’s zoning change request to allow for their tap room and beer garden to be their desired size in the new Balmoral Avenue location.
Bowmanville Street Sale – Saturday June 6, was a great day, perfect weather and 88 families participated.
Bowmanville Garden Walk – Saturday July 11, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Garden and Photo contest entry form deadline is June 30. Calling all home gardeners (beginner or experienced!) and amateur photographers. Consider entering photos or your garden into this years Bowmanville Garden Walk. Volunteers sign up at Garden Walk Volunteers.
New BCO Phone line – effective immediately we’ve launched a new BCO phone line replacing our previous hotline number. Reach us at (773) 349-2268, that is (773) 349-BCO8!
Please consider a gift to our BCO GreenSpace (click to donate). We know safely accessible green space is important to our community. We’ve heard it from neighbors and have seen it in the energetic response to our GreenSpace project. Our BCO GreenSpace campaign is a major initiative of the BCO right now. Your support is critical to achieving our goals. Please donate at the link above. To learn more about the plans, please click here for more info on the GreenSpace initiative.
Block club resources Bowmanville has launched a “Know Your Neighbors” block program to keep our neighbors connected. Do you know who your block captain is? Check out our resources for the Block Clubs.