Bringing Out the Best
in Our Community.
The Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) invites you to learn more about why we love where we live. One of Chicago’s oldest grass roots community organizations, BAPA has been serving the people, businesses and organizations of Beverly/Morgan Park for nearly 75 years. With the help of our community partners, BAPA’s staff fosters a safe, friendly, diverse and family-oriented neighborhood that’s characterized by its fascinating history and outstanding architecture. Our close-knit community has top-notch schools, growing businesses, a thriving arts and culture scene, great home values and plentiful green spaces. Whether you’re a prospective resident, current neighbor or business owner looking for resources or referrals, BAPA can help.
Enjoy a craft margarita crawl with prizes along a one-mile stretch of Western Avenue this summer. The Western Avenue Margarita Mile features six bars and restaurants: Franconello, Horse Thief Hollow, Ken’s, Barney Callaghan’s, Open Outcry, and Americanos.
BAPA is helping six community gardens become certified Monarch Waystations and combat the dramatic decline in the butterfly population. You can make your garden Monarch friendly, too!
Beverly Hills/Morgan Park is the gem of Chicago’s South Side. You can’t beat our beautiful, historic homes, rich recreational and arts resources, or the hospitality of our neighbors.
BAPA is supported by membership donations from Beverly area residents and businesses, as well as grants. Learn more about how you can help BAPA continue its valuable work in our neighborhood.