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Special Service Areas, known as Business Improvement Districts or BIDs in other cities, are local tax districts that fund expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy within contiguous areas. The enhanced services and programs are in addition to those currently provided through the City.
SSA-funded projects typically include but are not limited to: public way maintenance and beautification; district marketing and advertising; business retention/attraction, special events, and promotional activities; auto and bike transit; security; façade improvements; and other commercial and economic development initiatives.
The City contracts with local non-profits, called Service Providers, to manage SSAs. Mayorally appointed SSA Commissioners for each SSA district oversee and recommend the annual services, budget, and Service Provider Agency to the City. There are currently 53 active SSAs in Chicago.
The Department of Planning and Development is accepting applications from non-profit organizations that are interested in establishing or renewing a Special Service Area for 2023. To apply, a Feasibility Study must be submitted by Nov. 1, 2021.
Dallas Gordon, Chair of SSA45
Washington Heights Workforce Center
Tina Sanders, Vice-Chair of SSA45
Phalanx Family Services
Lynetta Jones, Commissioner
All Weather Specialists, Inc.
John Kidd, Commissioner
Halsted Auto Diagnostics
Scott Henry, Commissioner
Celedon Holdings Inc.
Thomas Morabito, Commissioner
Far South Community Development Corporation
853 West 115th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60643
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