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Business & Economic Development—Please join us for Re-envisioning West Humboldt Park – a meet & greet mixer event - on… Continue

Announcing Our New Executive DirectorAnnouncing Our New Executive Director

Business & Economic Development—Dear Friends, On behalf of The West Humboldt Park Development Council Board, I am writing to… Continue

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

Community Development—All are welcome for food, fun, and the celebration of art and storytelling! Learn more about… Continue

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

Business & Economic Development—A mural promoting Turkey Chop Gourmet Grill and the free hot meal site has been installed at 3522 W… Continue

Uber Driver Information SessionUber Driver Information Session

Business & Economic Development—Interested in driving for Uber? Please join us for a Driver Information Session WEDNESDAY,… Continue

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… 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.… 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… Continue

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Community Development—Do you enjoy photography? Would you like to learn more about photography? Are you passionate about… Continue

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Community Development—The City of Chicago is pleased to partner with Elevate Energy to provide free energy assessments to… 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

Business & Economic Development—Chicago's Turkey Chop Gourmet Grill has no shortage of flavor. And neither does its owner.… Continue

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Community Development—Let's get healthy together! Join us this spring for the Passport to Wellness Program. Passport to… Continue

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

Business & Economic Development—You may be eligible for a facade rebate of up to 50% of approved costs, maximum of $5,000. The… Continue

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Business & Economic Development—As a restauranteur, Quentin Love has a history of being ahead of the game. He started his first… Continue

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

Business & Economic Development—Need a new roof? New porch? New Windows? Or other exeterior improvements to your home? Take… Continue

Chicago Avenue Mural Project Ribbon CuttingChicago Avenue Mural Project Ribbon Cutting

Business & Economic Development—On Friday November 20, 2015 a Ribbon Cutting was held to celebrate the completion of the Chicago… Continue

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Community Development—There are so many great ways to stay active this winter! Check out our calendar of events for… Continue

Chicago Avenue Mural ProjectChicago Avenue Mural Project

Business & Economic Development—On October 19 and November 05, 2015 archi-treasures along with two community artist volunteers… Continue

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Community Development—Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a collaborative approach to research in public… 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… Continue

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Business & Economic Development—Ken Johnson's Bro-n-Laws BBQ at 3820 W Chicago Avenue is featured on Chicago's Best television… 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… 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… Continue

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Business & Economic Development—In September 2013, Mayor Emanuel and Chicago’s City Council adopted the Chicago Energy… Continue

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Business & Economic Development—Business District Managers Hit Streets Gordon Walek Published: April 22, 2015 For the last… Continue

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Business & Economic Development—Today, Partners in Progress announced a new year of funding to West Humboldt Park Development… Continue

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… Continue

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Community Development—Come out and join the fun for the Annual Kells Park Easter Egg Hunt in West Humboldt Park! This… Continue

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Community Development—In November 2014, The West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC) received a grant award from… Continue

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Community Development—The Fourth Annual Compassion Parade will be held on Saturday April 18, 2015. The parade will begin… Continue

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Community Development—West Humboldt Park Development Council would like to present an outstanding example in what it… Continue

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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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