What is a Special Service Area?

Special Service Areas (SSAs), 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.

The City contracts with local nonprofits, 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.

Services include:

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Business Improvement Program
  • Economic Development
  • Facade Improvements
  • Public Way Maintenance
  • Public Way Aesthetics
  • Tenant Retention and Attraction
  • Safety/Security
  • Outreach
  • Events

 

Howard Street SSA #19

Learn More

Clark/Morse/Glenwood SSA #24

Learn More

Devon Avenue SSA #43

Learn More

Sheridan Road SSA #54

Learn More

Upcoming Events

 

Neighborhood Guides

Food & Entertainment GuidePublic Art in Rogers Park MapRogers Park Open for BuisnessVisitors GuideWedding Guide

Funders

Ready to get started? Let's roll!


Become a Member

Stay Connected
Subscribe to our newsletter

 

Sign Up

Donate to RPBA
Contributions of any size can make a huge difference

 

Donate Now

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