LINCOLN SQUARE — Lincoln Square is one of the most vibrant communities in Chicago, but one thing has been noticeably missing from the area — a civic organization.
Efforts to create a block club fizzled a couple of years ago but are now being revived. Organizers of the new Heart of Lincoln Square Neighbors Association are inviting all interested residents to the group's first meeting, 7 p.m. Monday at Carbon Arc, 4614 N. Lincoln Ave.
"The association could play any number of roles: promoting greater camaraderie among neighbors, organizing street corner beautification, and fostering constructive discourse about important issues including development and crime," Matthew Martin, one of the group's organizers, told DNAinfo via email.
"Because the association is so new, it's really up to the meeting attendees and Facebook group members to chart the course," he said.
The association will represent neighbors in the area bounded by Damen, Western, Montrose and Lawrence.
For more information, news and updates, follow Heart of Lincoln Square Neighbors Association on Facebook.