Albany Park & Irving Park Special Service Area
Sidewalk Cafe Permit Fee Rebate Program
In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on our restaurants, the Albany Park & Irving Park Special Service Area #60 (SSA) is launching a Sidewalk Cafe Permit Fee Rebate Program. Sidewalk cafes create welcoming and vibrant business corridors by activating public space, encouraging pedestrian traffic, inviting interaction with businesses, and contributing to the aesthetic landscape with attractive furniture and greenery. To encourage businesses within the Albany Park & Irving Park SSA to invest in installing sidewalk cafes, SSA #60 will reimburse the $600 permit fee. Rebate funds are limited.
The Sidewalk Cafe Permit Fee Rebate Program is to businesses located within the Albany Park & Irving Park SSA60 boundaries.
Boundaries of SSA #60: see map here
- Montrose Ave: Central Park to 2650 W Montrose Ave
- Lawrence Ave: Kimball to 2901 W Lawrence Ave
- Kedzie Ave: 4907 N Kedzie Ave to Irving Park Rd
- Kimball Ave: Lawrence to Leland
- Irving Park Rd: Spaulding to Sacramento
Below are the steps and timeline for applicants: BACP Sidewalk Cafe Permit Application available here
STEP 1: Applicant submits completed Sidewalk Café Permit application to the City of Chicago
STEP 2: After the application is approved, the City of Chicago will mail a Sidewalk Café Permit fee invoice to the applicant.
STEP 3: Applicant pays the Sidewalk Café Permit fee and keeps proof of payment for records. SSA Rebate will be paid to the name used to pay the permit fee.
STEP 4: Applicant receives Sidewalk Café Permit from the City of Chicago.
STEP 5: Applicant submits completed Sidewalk Café Permit Fee Rebate application and copy of 2020 Sidewalk Café Permit to the North River Commission for the Albany Park & Irving Park SSA #60 rebate.
Submit these items by email to: Alexa Schutz, email@example.com or US Mail to:
Albany Park & Irving Park SSA Program Manager
North River Commission
3403 W Lawrence Ave Ste 201
Chicago, IL 60625
STEP 6: SSA Manager evaluates, approves, and mails $600 rebate check to Sidewalk Cafe Permit applicant. Please allow up to three weeks to receive your rebate.