Policy Positions

As the business association for the Wicker Park and Bucktown communities, we are frequently asked to take positions on special business permits, development proposals and various public infrastructure projects. See below for our agencies current position statements.

Business Permits     Development Proposals     Public Infrastructure     Other Policy Items


Special Business Permits

Chicago city code requires special use permits and other special permits for certain business uses.

February 11, 2015 - Letter of Support for Special Use Permit: 1501 N Milwaukee Ave.

August 10, 2015 - Letter of Support for B&B's        


Development Proposals

The positions of the WPB Chamber regarding requests for zoning changes or other special permits for new developments in our area.

February 21, 2014 - Letter of Approval of Development: 1237 - 53 N Milwaukee Ave.

February 21, 2014 - Letter of Approval of Development: 1643 - 57 N Milwaukee Ave.

February 11, 2015 - Letter of Approval of Development: 1348 N Milwaukee Ave.


Public Infrastructure

The positions of the WPB Chamber on various public infrastructure projects and other similar projects.

September 18, 2013 - Letter of Request: Clarifications of Plans regarding the Ashland BRT


Other Policy Items

The positions of the WPB Chamber on various other topics that may affect our local business community.

March 27, 2014 - Letter in Support of Ridesharing