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. Support your community!
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 2016 (view full BCO calendar here):
- The 2016 Bowmanville Community Survey link is open now to help us learn how to best serve the your interests. It’s quick, please take the survey! A hardcopy was included in the Winter Bee.
- BCO Veggie Plot Applications are now available. Apply here online. Deadline Feb 29.
- BCO Spring Open Meeting – Nosh! Neighbors! News!
Mar 24, 7 pm – Come on out, meet some neighbors and catch up on the latest!
5400 N Damen Ave (Urban Pooch): Raffle prize donations are being accepted for our usual fun raffle. Refreshments are potluck, please bring something to share if you can. Join the dialogue, speakers will discuss: Spiteful Brewery, Nature Play, and Urban Pooch.
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. Your support is important.
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.