North Mayfair Improvement Association

wetland fall '13 courtesy Sharon Parmet

The North Mayfair Improvement Association is a 501c3 community organization dedicated to representing the interests of North Mayfair, Chicago.

Call to Action Event!

Volunteer to Improve North Mayfair

Saturday, May 3 • 10am to 12pm

Gompers Auditorium • 4222 W. Foster


This is a chance to see what’s happening and connect. Meet others who share your interests and volunteer to make North Mayfair even more beautiful, prosperous, smart, green, safe and social than it is today!

The North Mayfair Plan of Action is the result of the Needs Assessment process. In January and February, interested community members envisioned the future for North Mayfair, talking about ideas in seven categories (below).

Now it’s time to make the plan a reality! How would you like to get involved? What are you passionate about?  What skills can you contribute? 

Below are a few highlights from the Plan of Action – visit for more information and a full copy of the Plan.

Business District

-        Attract new and different businesses to Lawrence Avenue

-        Fill empty storefronts with desirable and recognizable businesses

-        Support existing businesses

-        Expand North Mayfair branch of the Chicago Public Library


-        Traffic signal improvements

-        Viaduct improvements and artwork

-        North Branch Trail Extension and Foster Avenue underpass 

Community Engagement

-        Celebrate our diversity

-        Create opportunities for all residents to socialize in a family-friendly setting

-        Promote neighborhood arts and music, fitness, and green living

 Green Living

-        Plan, lead and help people adopt green behaviors

-        Build awareness of environmental efforts, threats, opportunities

-        Build engagement through green initiatives


-        Develop the North Bow of the River into parkland or bike trail

-        Create adult 16” softball leagues sponsored local businesses

-        Add ice skating rink at Gompers Park

 Public Safety

-        Increase police presence

-        Improve follow-up and resolution to incidents reported to Chicago Police department


-        Create neighborhood support of Palmer School

-        Institute a mentoring program that pairs neighborhood residents with students

-        Display student artwork throughout the community


NMIA Plan of Action

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