Facade Rebate Program

Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33 is dedicated to preserving the historic legacy and cultural character of our community, as well as the structural and aesthetic well-being of its buildings. As such, the SSA manages a Facade Rebate Program that helps reimburse or compensate properties withing the SSA boundaries that have eligible work done. These rebates can match up to 50% of approved costs, not to exceed $5,000. Interested parties should review the Facade Rebate Program Policy and complete the Facade Rebate Application located on the Forms and Applications page of our website. 


Eligible projects may include:

  • Facade renovations
  • Historic preservation
  • Historic signage and restoration
  • Mural painting/installation
  • Tuckpointing and masonry work
  • Window and door replacements
  • Exterior lighting
  • Billboard removal
  • Removal of security gates or fences
  • Powerwashing
  • Improvements to residential or vacant buildings


Projects that would be ineligible include:

  • Awning installation
  • Sidewalk cafe furnitureFlower boxes or planters
  • Billboards and signage
  • Interior improvements
  • Rear, side, or alley improvements
  • Roof replacements or improvements
  • Parking lot improvements
  • New construction or additions


For more information email info@wickerparkbucktown.com