THE LOGAN SQUARE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

OUR MISSION

The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce is an association of local businesses that range from restaurants and retailers, to doctors and realtors. We are a delegate not-for-profit agency of the City of Chicago and our mission is to help existing business owners achieve success; advocate for community improvements and to encourage new businesses to become part of our thriving community. 

OUR VISION

The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce aims to build a vibrant community, economic vitality and equality of life for the Logan Square community through business leadership.

OUR LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

This section describes the annually-issued priorities and recommendations for the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, which span Transport, Zoning and Development and Business Climate.

TRANSPORT

The Logan Chamber of Commerce is tasked with supporting:​

  • Comprehensive planning for transportation, parking and traffic initiatives.

  • Promotion of pedestrian and bicycle friendly planning and policy solutions.

  • Public transportation friendly planning and policy solutions.

ZONING & DEVELOPMENT

The Logan Chamber of Commerce is also responsible for supporting and monitoring: 

  • Transparent community zoning processes that are consistent across the City

  • Proposals that will be beneficial to local businesses. 

  • Proposals that promote responsible density and include at least 20% affordable housing.

  • Transit Oriented Developments that include funding for improvements to transit and other infrastructure impacted by increased density.

  • Proposals for downzoning business corridors in Logan Square and Avondale to ensure business and resident input is considered.

BUSINESS CLIMATE

Given the huge impact of Covid-19 on our community, the Chamber also assumes responsibility for:

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  • Supporting legislation to provide accelerated and streamlined access to relief for small businesses during the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Supporting legislation to remove tax incentives for property owners with chronically vacant storefronts

  • Opposing legislation that unduly shifts City and State tax burdens to small businesses

  • Encouraging the development of high paying technology, innovation, and manufacturing uses within the Logan Square community

  • Supporting community benefit agreements without placing unreasonable burden on the local businesses 

  • Continuing to support LSNA’s Quality of Life Plan’s Economic Development Strategies, including:

  • Supporting small businesses, particularly those owned by local residents, immigrants and people of color

  • Creating a pipeline for local workers to large and growing economic sectors in the Logan Square/Avondale area to connect local business with the local workforce

  • Supporting recognition, promotion and incentives for Cultural and Arts Institutions including theatres, music venues, galleries and more.