Devon Avenue Special Service Area #43

Devon Avenue Special Service Area (SSA) #43 includes Devon Avenue from Damen Avenue to Kedzie Avenue, Western Avenue from Arthur Avenue to Granville Avenue. The SSA has provided programs and services in the commercial district since 2004.

To see events and a directory of businesses on SSA #43 visit, Ondevon.org.

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Programs

  • Advertising and Promotion: We promote the business community through our website, www.ondevon.org, social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and special events such as Devon’s Got Talent.
  • Business Improvement Program (BIP): We promote and revitalize commercial buildings within the SSA by providing financial and technical assistance to owners and tenants who wish to improve their storefronts. Through this program, owners and tenants are eligible for a 50% rebate of up to $5,000 on improvements made to their façade. Download the application here.
  • Criminal Damage Repair Program: We provide assistance to businesses making emergency storefront repairs in response to criminal damage
    or vandalism by offering a rebate of 50% of repair expenses not covered by insurance, up to a maximum of $2,000. Download the application here.
  • Event Sponsorship: We provide grants to support unique and high-quality community programs and events that will draw visitors. Grants are up to 20% of the total budget for the event or program, not to exceed $8,000. Download the application here.
  • Marketing: We market the business districts within SSA #43 by organizing and providing funding to events and public art programs such as Tuk Tuks on Devon and outdoor movie showings.
  • Public Art: The SSA funds public art projects in the SSA, which enhance the sense of place and contribute to the unique character of the SSA. Do you have a building or site you think would be a great candidate for public art? Contact ssa43@rpba.org or call 773-508-5885.
  • Public Way Aesthetics: We mulch, weed and plant seasonal plantings. In addition, offer sidewalk snow removal, litter pickup and graffiti removal and we install holiday decorations, maintain On Devon street pole banners and purchase streetscape elements, as needed.
  • Sign Removal Program: The Devon SSA 43 hires a vendor and pays 100% of the cost to remove exterior building signage and hardware to help local property owners and businesses improve the appearance of their storefronts and the commercial district. Download the application here.
  • Security Camera Rebate Program: The Program pays 50% of the cost up to $2,000 for businesses to install outdoor security cameras on the public way to help improve the safety of local businesses and the commercial district overall. Download the application here.
  • Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF): We promote and revitalize the commercial buildings within the Tax Increment Financing District by providing financial advice and technical assistance to the owners and tenants who wish to improve their storefronts. Through this program, owners and tenants are eligible for a 50% rebate of up to $150,000 on improvements made to their building/business. For more information on available funds and the application process, contact SomerCor, 4054, Inc. at jakestern@somercor.com.
  • Special Events: We organize events to attract visitors and promote local businesses such as Devon’s Got Talent.

Documents

2016-2017 SSA #43 Audit
2017-2018 SSA #43 Audit
2018-2019 SSA #43 Audit
2020-2021 SSA #43 Audit
2022-2023 SSA #43 Audit
2022 SSA #43 Service Provider Agreement
2023 SSA #43 Service Provider Agreement

Business Improvement Program Application
Criminal Damage Repair Program
Event Sponsorship
Sign Removal Program Application
Security Camera Rebate Program

 

For information on SSA #43 from 2016 and prior years, please contact the City by email, fax or in person:
Angelica Lis, DPD FOIA Officer
121 N. LaSalle Room 1000, Chicago, IL 60602
Email: DPDFOIA@cityofchicago | Fax: 312.744.2271

 

Commissioners

Irshad Khan (Chair) – Property owner
Pete Valavanis (Vice Chair) – Business owner; Cary’s Lounge
Sanhita Agnihotri (Treasurer) – Property and Business owner; Tax Consulting Inc.
Maura Nemes (Secretary) – Business owner; Wheels of Chicago
Mohammed Junaid Butt – Business owner; Sabri Nihari Restaurant
 
 
There are currently 4 vacant seats. Commissioners must live and own property or a business within the boundaries of Devon Avenue SSA #43. To see a map of the boundaries click here. To apply to be a Commissioner click here. For questions contact, cplante@rpba.org.

2024 Commissioner Meetings

SSA #43 Commissioners meet monthly to discuss initiatives and review programs and budgets for SSA #43. These meetings are open to the public. Only the Mayor appointed and vetted Commissioners may make motions and vote.

All meetings are held in person on Jan 29, Apr 15, June 17, July 15, Sep, 16 and Nov 18 at 2:30 p.m. at Wheels of Chicago, 6229 N. Western Ave. except on holidays or unless otherwise posted. A special Annual Meeting will be held on Dec 12 at 9 a.m. location TBD.

Meeting Updates

  • The April 15th meeting is rescheduled to April 22nd at 10 a.m.

*Meeting locations, dates and times are subject to change, please check back one week prior to the meeting to verify the information.

For more information contact Rogers Park Business Alliance at 773-508-5885.

2024 Agendas
January 29

2023 Agendas
January 23 (virtual meeting)
February 27 (virtual meeting)
March 20 (virtual meeting)
April 17 (virtual meeting)
June 12
July 10
September 18
November 20

2022 Agendas
January 24 (virtual meeting)
February 28 (virtual meeting)
March 21 (virtual meeting)
April 18 (virtual meeting)
April 25 (virtual meeting)
May 16 (virtual meeting)
June 13
July 11
August 15
September 19 (virtual meeting)
October 17 (virtual meeting)
November 21 (virtual meeting)

2021 Agendas
January 25 (virtual meeting)
February 22 (virtual meeting)
March 15 (virtual meeting)
April 19 (virtual meeting)
May 24 (virtual meeting)
June 28 (virtual meeting)
July 19 (virtual meeting)
August 16 (virtual meeting)
September 13 (virtual meeting)
October 18 (virtual meeting)
November 15 (virtual meeting)

2020 Agendas
January 13
February 10
April 3 (virtual meeting)
April 20 (virtual meeting)
May 18 (virtual meeting)
June 3 (special virtual meeting)
June 15 (virtual meeting)
July 20 (virtual meeting)
July 24 (virtual meeting)
August 17 (virtual meeting)
September 21 (virtual meeting)
October 1 (special virtual meeting)
October 19 (virtual meeting)
October 26 (virtual meeting)
November 16 (virtual meeting)

2019 Agendas
January 14
February 11
March 18
April 15
May 13
June 17
July 15
August 26
September 16
October 28
November 18

2018 Agendas
January 18
February 8 (Emergency Mtg)
March 15
April 16
May 30
June 18
July 9
August 20
September 17
October 15
November 19
December 17

2017 Agendas
January 12
February 9
March 16
April 20
May 18
June 15
July 20
August 17
September 26
October 26
November 16
December 14

Minutes

2024 Minutes

2023 Minutes
February 27 PDF | Video
March 20 PDF | Video
April 19 PDF | Video
May 15 PDF
August 7 PDF

2022 Minutes
January 24 PDF | Video
February 28 PDF | Video
March 21 PDF | Video
April 18 (no quorum)
April 25 PDF | Video
May 16 (no quorum)
June 13 PDF | Video
July 11 PDF | Video
August 18 PDF | Video
November 21 PDF | Video

2021 Minutes
January 25  PDF  |  Video
February 22 (no quorum)
March 15 PDF | Video
April 19 PDF | Video
May 24 PDF | Video
June 28 PDF | Video
July 19 PDF | Video
August 16 (no quorum)
September 13 PDF | Video
November 15 PDF | Video

2020 Minutes
January 13
February 10
April 3
April 20
May 18
June 3
June 15
July 20
August 17
September 21
October 1
October 19
October 26
November 16

2019 Minutes
January 14
February 11
March 18
April 15
May 13
June 17
July 15
August 26
September 16
October 28
November 11

2018 Minutes
January 18
February 8
March 15
April 16
May 30
June 18
July 9
August 20
September 17
October 15
November 19
December 17

2017 Minutes
January 12
February 9
March 16
April 20
May 18
June 15
July 20
August 29
September 26
October 26
November 16
December 14

2016 Minutes
December 12

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Rogers Park Business Alliance
1448 W. Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: 773.508.5885
Fax: 773.508.9488
Email: info@rpba.org

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