[ApaIllinois] WPB Open Houses - hope to see you there!

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       Wicker Park Bucktown SSA #33
       1601 N. Milwaukee Avenue
       Chicago, IL 60647
       phone: (773) 384-2672
       info at wickerparkbucktown.com 
              You have suggestions. 
       Wicker Park Bucktown       is listening. 
       The WPB Community Open House.
       Only two dates remaining!  Saturdays - April       5th & April 12th. 
       10am - 4pm 1275 North Milwaukee map
       WPB (the special service area for       Wicker Park and Bucktown) is in the midst of a master planning       process.  The overall goal of the master plan is to assess the       current status of the neighborhood, and to make recommendations for the       future. 
       The WPB Open Houses will provide an       opportunity for area residents, business owners, and visitors alike to       weigh in on the future of Wicker Park and Bucktown.  At any time       during the open houses (Saturdays April 5 and April 12 from 10am - 4pm at       1275 N. Milwaukee) you can stop in and partake in a variety of       activities.  You can participate in as many or as few activities as       you like, but remember, your input can help shape the future of the       neighborhood and the projects that WPB will take on.  Some of the activities       include:
   A photo            exhibit titled Inside is Outside, curated by WPB resident            Jessica Cochran.  The photo exhibit will include work by            neighborhood photographers, including Ron Seymour, Matt Mansueto,            Rachel M. Wolfe, Bill Christiansen, Rod Bergl, Iwona Biedermann,            Laura Weathered, and Carlos Flores.         
   A            storytelling booth, run by BulletProof Film.  In the            storytelling booth, you will be asked a series of questions about            the neighborhood, and then you can tell a personal story about the            neighborhood.  Your answers and story will be video and audio            recorded as an archive of the neighborhood.          
   A            mapping exercise, on a really, really big map of the            neighborhood.  You’ll be asked to indicate where you            live, where you favorite place is in Wicker Park and Bucktown, and            what area you think needs the most attention.         
   Postcards            from the Future.  Pretend it’s the year 2028, and you            just visited Wicker Park and Bucktown.  What did you do?             What was the neighborhood like?  This is your opportunity to            describe how you see the neighborhood in 20 years.         
   Photo            suggestion box.  What’s your big idea for the            neighborhood?  Write it down on our thought-bubble chalkboard,            and we’ll take a picture of you with your big idea.          
   DIY (Do-It-Yourself)            Budget.  WPB has to submit a budget to the City of Chicago each            year for approval.  How would you spend the money?             We’ll give you fake money to deposit into 8 different piggy            banks, representing the 8 categories of WPB’s budget.         
   Panel            discussions.  At 1pm on each Saturday there will be a panel            discussion.  This weekend, we will be talking about open space            in the neighborhood.  The details of the final panel discussion            will be posted soon.        
   And, of            course, there’s food.  We’ve hired local caterer            Cooking Fools to provide coffee, breakfast pastries, and some finger            foods for the afternoon.       
       The Open Houses       are open to anyone – whether you are a resident or store owner in       Wicker Park or Bucktown or a patron of our bustling retail and       entertainment districts.  We want to hear from you!  And to       thank you for participating, you’ll receive Wicker Bucks valid for       promotions at local businesses, and you’ll be entered to win some       fabulous door prizes.
       For more       information about WPB, the master plan, and the open houses, please visit       our website.
       See you Saturday!
 Jamie R. Simone, AICP, LEED AP 
 WPB Program Manager 
  Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce 
 1601 N. Milwaukee 
 Chicago, IL  60647 
 p: 773.235.6385 
 f: 773.384.7525
 jamie at wickerparkbucktown.org 
  Please plan to attend the WPB Master Plan Open Houses on March 29, April 5, and April 12 at 1275 N. Milwaukee.  The Open Houses will be open from 10am - 4pm.  Feel free to stop in at any time to participate.  For more information, visit http://wickerparkbucktownssa.org/?p=242.
  WPB is the Special Service Area for the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods.  The mission of WPB is to sustain and promote the prosperity and unique qualities of life of the Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood and commercial district, whilst preserving its diverse character for the benefit of its residents, visitors, and businesses through the wise and discerning investment of resources to enhance our public ways.  For more information, please visit www.wickerparkbucktown.org.
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