Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33

WPB. It’s our  name and the name of the community we serve. It is where we live and what we live for. We help make this hood happen. WPB works when we grease the gears of commerce. It flourishes when we promote its arts. It stays beautiful because we keep it clean. Our culture thrives with our celebration of it. We are the forum to hear its voice. We are the volunteers who serve it. More importantly, we are it.


We are guided by a Master Plan, adopted in 2009 after consultation with a broad range of community residents, businesses and leaders.  We are governed by a Commission of volunteers who are appointed by the city.  The WPB Commissioners are guided by our committees.  Our WPB committees, which are open to public participation, are organized to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Master Plan. Please join us at an upcoming committee or commission meeting to help implement the Plan.  For demographic information,click here.

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Our mission

is to sustain and promote the prosperity and unique qualities of life of the Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood and commercial district, whilst preserving its diverse character for the benefit of its residents, visitors, and businesses through the wise and discerning investment of resources to enhance our public ways.


Saturday March 8, 2014:
Shredding, E-waste and Book Recycling will start again in March
January 11, 2014:
**FREE**Christmas Tree Recycling January 11, 2014
November 9, 2013:
FREE! Community Shredding, E-Waste Recycling and Book Recycling Event
September 15:
Open Streets, Wicker Park | Bucktown | Logan Square Sunday, September 15, 10 am- 3 pm
September 14:
FREE Shredding, E-waste and now, BOOK Recycling Event
Saturday, May 11:
Wicker Park Bucktown Community Shredding and e-Recycling Day- FREE!
Saturday, April 20:
Green Resources Fair
Wednesday, March 20:
WPB Commission Meeting Wednesday March 20
Saturday, November 10:
Wicker Park Bucktown Community Shredding and e-Recycling Day- FREE!
September 16:
Open Streets, Wicker Park Bucktown, Sunday September 16, 10 am- 3 pm

WPB SSA #33 is in the process of reconstituting (or renewing).  Join us for our second community meeting on Wednesday, May 7 at 6pm at the Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N Damen.  


Cleanslate is on the summer 2014 schedule for sidewalk cleaning, see it here.  Please let us know if you notice problems as the schedule can be tweaked—contact Beth (beth@wickerparkbucktown.org)  or Jessica (Jessica@wickerparkbucktown.org) Or call the WPB Chamber of Commerce office 773-384-2672.


Join us for a public meeting to discuss the proposed renewal and expansion of Special Service Area #33.  The  expansion area under consideration consists of the two blocks of Cortland between Ashland and Paulina.   The first public meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9am at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division.   [...]


As of April, 2014, the Guide Development Committee will begin meeting at 4pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Janik’s Café, 2011 W Division. The next committee meeting will be Wednesday, April 23, 2014.