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We are a community-building organization of dedicated residents and allies working together to develop leaders and create opportunities and programs that build a vital Garfield Park community.  

The GPCC’s goals focus on renewing the community’s commercial corridors, spurring new housing investment, addressing public safety and wellness, and building connections between neighbors. Our programs integrate resident leadership and advocacy to ensure that community members lead neighborhood planning and renewal efforts.   Current work includes: 

Get involved in one or more of our program areas.  With the help of the larger community, we look forward to building a strong and vibrant Garfield Park.

Garfield Park Community Eco-Orchard 

As part of the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development’s Resilient Corridors Project, two vacant parcels along Fifth Ave (between Albany and Sacramento) will be repurposed for a community orchard.  The project will divert and direct stormwater from surrounding streets and alleys into green infrastructure elements such as trees, native gardens and urban agriculture all to be built on city-owned land. 

Through three design meetings and an online survey, participants articulated their vision for the orchard, as well as ways the project can help to anchor existing community assets. Of the more than 130 people who participated, 62.3% preferred one of two proposed designs:




The Hatchery is here!

Chicago Mayor's Office

The GPCC was honored to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Hatchery Chicago, a new large-scale food incubator in Garfield Park.  Located adjacent to the Neighborhood Market at Lake and Kedzie, The Hatchery will bring jobs, new businesses, training, and a permanent space for Market vendors.  Learn more here and at  

The Hatchery Chicago Fact Sheet

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