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Re-envisioning West Humboldt Park – a meet & greet mixer eventRe-envisioning West Humboldt Park – a meet & greet mixer event

Healthy Living, Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Please join us for Re-envisioning West Humboldt Park – a meet & greet mixer event - on Tuesday, November 1 at 6:00 pm at 345 Art Gallery.

Announcing Our New Executive DirectorAnnouncing Our New Executive Director

Healthy Living, Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Dear Friends, On behalf of The West Humboldt Park Development Council Board, I am writing to share exciting news. We are delighted to inform you that we have selected Katrina Thompson as The West… Continue

Photography Exhibition: Stress Vs. Peace a Photovoice ProjectPhotography Exhibition: Stress Vs. Peace a Photovoice Project

Healthy Living, Community Development—All are welcome for food, fun, and the celebration of art and storytelling! Learn more about West Humboldt Park, its residents, and their many joys and challenges. Participants in the Stress… Continue

Chicago Avenue Mural Promotes Turkey Chop & Free Hot Meal SiteChicago Avenue Mural Promotes Turkey Chop & Free Hot Meal Site

Community Development, Business & Economic Development—A mural promoting Turkey Chop Gourmet Grill and the free hot meal site has been installed at 3522 W Chicago Avenue. The 8 ft x 12 ft aluminum panel mural was designed by Matthew Hoffman. Matthew… Continue

Uber Driver Information SessionUber Driver Information Session

Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Interested in driving for Uber? Please join us for a Driver Information Session WEDNESDAY, August 17 9:00 -11:00 am Children's Place 3543 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60651

Humboldt Park 5K and FREE Health and Wellness FairHumboldt Park 5K and FREE Health and Wellness Fair

Healthy Living—West Humboldt Park Development Council is hosting the second annual Humboldt Park 5k and Community Fair August 14th, 2016! This is a great opportunity for families to take advantage of Humboldt… Continue

Family Fun Fair July 19Family Fun Fair July 19

Community Development—*FREE ADMISSION* Come join us for a family fun event on July 19th at Chicago & Kedzie Plaza. There will be a bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, balloon twisting, music, food… Continue

Free Summer Events and Activities for Adults, Youth, and Families!Free Summer Events and Activities for Adults, Youth, and Families!

Community Development—Feeling good starts with you. A healthy lifestyle leaves you fit, energetic and at reduced risk for disease. Good health is about more than physical fitness. It involves a healthy mind, body, and… Continue

West Humboldt Park Photovoice Needs You!West Humboldt Park Photovoice Needs You!

Community Development—Do you enjoy photography? Would you like to learn more about photography? Are you passionate about your community? If you answered yes to any of these questions then the West Humboldt Park Photovoice… Continue

City of Chicago's MMRP Energy Efficiency ProgramCity of Chicago's MMRP Energy Efficiency Program

Community Development—The City of Chicago is pleased to partner with Elevate Energy to provide free energy assessments to homeowners in the city’s 13 Micro Market Recovery Program (MMRP) Target Areas. These free … Continue

Chef Wins Game Show And Uses The Prize Money To Feed His CommunityChef Wins Game Show And Uses The Prize Money To Feed His Community

Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Chicago's Turkey Chop Gourmet Grill has no shortage of flavor. And neither does its owner. Quentin Love's restaurant , on Chicago's west side in a neighborhood called West Humboldt Park, lives by a… Continue

Passport to Wellness: Your Guide to Free Events in West Humboldt ParkPassport to Wellness: Your Guide to Free Events in West Humboldt Park

Community Development—Let's get healthy together! Join us this spring for the Passport to Wellness Program. Passport to Wellness is a free 6 week program where we help you reach your health goals. This free program starts… Continue

Facade Rebate Program offered in 2016Facade Rebate Program offered in 2016

Community Development, Business & Economic Development—You may be eligible for a facade rebate of up to 50% of approved costs, maximum of $5,000. The West Humboldt Park Special Service Area #63 is offering a Facade Rebate Program for 2016. The… Continue

A Recipe for Revitalizing Chicago’s Commercial CorridorsA Recipe for Revitalizing Chicago’s Commercial Corridors

Community Development, Business & Economic Development—As a restauranteur, Quentin Love has a history of being ahead of the game. He started his first restaurant chain, Quench, 15 years ago on the South Side of Chicago, featuring turkey, chicken and… Continue

606 Bloomingdale Trail Homeowners Forgivable Loan Program606 Bloomingdale Trail Homeowners Forgivable Loan Program

Housing, Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Need a new roof? New porch? New Windows? Or other exeterior improvements to your home? Take advantage of a forgivable loan through the 606 Bloomingdale Trail Homeowners Program! Up to $25,000… Continue

Chicago Avenue Mural Project Ribbon CuttingChicago Avenue Mural Project Ribbon Cutting

Community Development, Business & Economic Development—On Friday November 20, 2015 a Ribbon Cutting was held to celebrate the completion of the Chicago Avenue Mural Project located at 3455 - 3501 W Chicago Avenue (at the corner of St Louis Ave). This… Continue

Don't Hibernate, Stay Active This Winter!Don't Hibernate, Stay Active This Winter!

Community Development—There are so many great ways to stay active this winter! Check out our calendar of events for information on FREE cooking classes and fitness classes, volunteer opportunities, and community meetings.… Continue

Chicago Avenue Mural ProjectChicago Avenue Mural Project

Community Development, Business & Economic Development—On October 19 and November 05, 2015 archi-treasures along with two community artist volunteers installed a sixteen panel mural on the corner of Chicago Avenue & St Louis Avenue. This mural or… Continue

A model for inclusiveness: community-based participatory researchA model for inclusiveness: community-based participatory research

Community Development—Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a collaborative approach to research in public health. CBPR equitably engages communities in the design, conduct and use of research to address health… Continue

Bringing Community Based Research to West Humboldt ParkBringing Community Based Research to West Humboldt Park

Community Development—The West Humboldt Park Development Council and Northwestern University are taking the lead to bring community based research to West Humboldt Park. Community engaged research can bring so many… Continue

Bro-n-Laws BBQ on Chicago's BestBro-n-Laws BBQ on Chicago's Best

Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Ken Johnson's Bro-n-Laws BBQ at 3820 W Chicago Avenue is featured on Chicago's Best television program in this segment which explores the Chicago bar-b-que scene and what makes Bro-n-Laws special. … Continue

Get Healthy, Get Fit, Get Involved!Get Healthy, Get Fit, Get Involved!

Community Development—The West Humboldt Park Development Council just released the Fall calendar of FREE events. The events are held all throughout West Humboldt Park and are completely free. There are healthy… Continue

Join the Fun at the Humboldt Park 5K and Community Resource FairJoin the Fun at the Humboldt Park 5K and Community Resource Fair

Community Development—On August 29th, the inaugural Humboldt Park 5k is coming to Chicago! Enjoy a run through the beautiful park while wearing your new performance t-shirt. In addition to the 5k, there will be a 1 mile… Continue

Chicago Energy Benchmarking Update – Comply by 8/1/2015Chicago Energy Benchmarking Update – Comply by 8/1/2015

Community Development, Business & Economic Development—In September 2013, Mayor Emanuel and Chicago’s City Council adopted the Chicago Energy Benchmarking ordinance to raise awareness of energy performance through information and transparency, with… Continue

Business District Managers Hit StreetsBusiness District Managers Hit Streets

Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Business District Managers Hit Streets Gordon Walek Published: April 22, 2015 For the last couple months, the 20 participants in LISC Chicago’s Business District Leadership program have… Continue

Partners in Progress announces a new year of funding to West Humboldt Park Development CouncilPartners in Progress announces a new year of funding to West Humboldt Park Development Council

Community Development, Business & Economic Development—Today, Partners in Progress announced a new year of funding to West Humboldt Park Development Council and Chicago Community Loan Fund and the other original PIP grantees.

Find Industry Solutions at the Chicago Small Business ExpoFind Industry Solutions at the Chicago Small Business Expo

Business & Economic Development—The Chicago Small Business Expo is your opportunity to make meaningful connections with others in your niche. Bringing small business owners of the area together, this marks one of the most exciting… Continue

Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Kells ParkAnnual Easter Egg Hunt in Kells Park

Community Development—Come out and join the fun for the Annual Kells Park Easter Egg Hunt in West Humboldt Park! This free event will take place on April 3 at 2pm in Kells Park, located at 3201 West Chicago Avenue, at the… Continue

Hillshire Brands Foundation Supports the Healthy Community InitiativeHillshire Brands Foundation Supports the Healthy Community Initiative

Community Development—In November 2014, The West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC) received a grant award from Hillshire Brands Foundation to support the Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy You Program as part… Continue

West Side Slow Roll Into Spring: Exploring Our CommunitiesWest Side Slow Roll Into Spring: Exploring Our Communities

Community Development—Fun for the whole family! Spring is here and it is a perfect time to explore our community on a Slow Roll Bike ride through Humboldt Park.

Annual Compassion Parade to End ViolenceAnnual Compassion Parade to End Violence

Community Development—The Fourth Annual Compassion Parade will be held on Saturday April 18, 2015. The parade will begin at 10:00 AM and all volunteers/participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:45 AM for the parade… Continue

Community Leadership SpotlightCommunity Leadership Spotlight

Community Development—West Humboldt Park Development Council would like to present an outstanding example in what it means to give-back to the community. Claudia Macklin is a resident of West Humboldt Park and attends… Continue

West Humboldt Park SSA #63

West Humboldt Park SSA #63

S.B. Friedman & Associates


West Humboldt Park
Special Service Area #63


Special Service Area #63 encompasses the main portion of the Chicago Avenue commercial corridor, a  roughly one-mile stretch of property along Chicago Avenue between Albany Avenue on the East and Karlov Avenue on the West.  This is the first SSA on the Westside.

Special Service Areas, known as Business Improvement Districts or BIDs in other cities, are local tax districts that fund expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy within contiguous areas. The enhanced services and programs are in addition to those currently provided through the City.

SSA-funded projects typically include but are not limited to: public way maintenance and beautification; district marketing and advertising; business retention/attraction, special events and promotional activities; auto and bike transit; security; façade improvements; and other commercial and economic development initiatives.

For more information on the SSA please contact Tom at (773) 342-0036 or tom@whpdevelopmentcouncil.net.

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