Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
1414 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL 60622
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
What is an SSA?
For more than 29 years, the Special Service Area (SSA) program has provided communities with the financial means to create, maintain and manage clean, attractive and competitive commercial districts. SSAs, known as Business Improvement Districts in other cities, provide a fair and transparent way to finance and manage improvement programs important to communities. The Chicago City Council passed the Establishment Ordinance for the Wicker Park Bucktown SSA #33 on November 23, 2005. View the WPB By-Laws here.
Why was WPB Created?
The Mission of WPB 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.
What are the boundaries of WPB?
East side of Western from Division to Fullerton
West side of Western from North to Fullerton
Damen from Schiller to the Kennedy Expressway
Ashland from Division to the Kennedy Expressway
North from Western to the Kennedy Expressway
North side of Division from Western to the Kennedy Expressway
South side of Division from Western to Milwaukee
Milwaukee from Division to Western
How can I get more involved?
The Commission of WPB meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 pm. There is a half hour meet and greet session that begins at 6:30pm. The meetings are open, and the public is encouraged to attend. All meetings will be held at the Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N. Damen.
Getting There: The Wicker Park Field House can be accessed by CTA bus line 56 (Milwaukee), 50 (Damen) and 72 (North) and CTA Blue Line Damen Ave Station.
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- April 17
- May 15
- June 19
- July 17
- NO AUGUST MEETING
- September 18
- October 16
- November 20
- December 18
WPB Committees report to the Commission and meet monthly by topic. Click here for committee meeting details.
The WPB Chamber of Commerce also sends out a weekly e-newsletter with community event listings and WPB updates. Typically, this email is delivered your inbox on Wednesday afternoon. For more information, please join the mailing list or follow us on twitter @WeAreWPB.
View the 2010 WPB neighborhood events email archive here