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What is a Special Service Area (SSA)?

The Special Service Area (SSA) program is a mechanism for contiguous industrial, commercial and residential areas to fund expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy. These enhanced services and programs are in addition to services and programs currently provided through the city. SSA funded projects could include but are not limited to: security services, area marketing and advertising assistance, promotional activities such as parades and festivals, or any variety of small scale capital improvements which could be supported through a modest property tax levy.

About SSA #51 – Chatham Cottage Grove

The Chicago City Council passed the Establishment Ordinance for the SSA #51 – Chatham Cottage Grove on December  8, 2010.

The general boundaries of SSA #51 begins at 95th and Stony Island going west to include only north side of 95th Street to Dobson; then both sides of 95th street to Cottage Grove; then north along both sides of Cottage Grove to include both sides of 87th street between Champlain and Ingleside; as well as the shopping mall on the west side of Cottage Grove between 87th Street and 84th Street; then north along Cottage to 79th Street to include both sides of 79th Street between Champlain and Greenwood; then north along Cottage Grove to 75th Street to include both sides of 75th street between Indian and Drexel.

SSA #51 is administered by CHATHAM BUSINESS ASSOCIATION SBDI, and currently provides funds for Maintenance and Beautification, Debris and Snow Removal; Façade Enhancement; Economic Development; Marketing and Safety and will afford the opportunity for various promotional events in Chatham and its surrounding communities. 

SSA #51 Businesses Surveys

 2012 Business Development Survey.pdf Technical Security Survey.pdf

       2012 SSA _51 Business Survey

       2012 SSA _51 Technology Survey

 2012 Business Development Survey.pdf 2012 Business Development Survey.pdf

SSA #51  Commissioner Meetings Dates and Location:

SSA 51 Chatham Map SSA_51_CHATHAM MAP

March 13, 2013, Noon til 1:30pm

June 12, 2013 6pm til 7:30pm

October 16, 2013 Noon til 1:30pm

December 11, 2013, 6pm  til 7:30pm

Free Parking will be provided

Meeting notices will be posted at CBA Resource Center in Chatham, (“CBACCC.org”) located at 800 East 78th Street in addition to being posted on all CBA affiliated websites (“CBACCC.org”), and are open to the public.

For upcoming meeting dates or for more information about SSA #51, please contact  Karletta Kelly, SSA #51 Program Manager, 773-994-5006 x 1006 or email at Karlettakelly@cbaworks.org.

013SSA51Budgetsummary 2013 SSA #51 Budget

2011 SSA Budget Schedule C.pdf 2011 SSA Budget Schedule C

2012BudgetScheduleA.pdf 2012BudgetScheduleA



SSA 2012 RFP for Public Way Final.pdf SSA 2012 RFP for Public Way Final

SSA 51 2012 Accounting RFP.pdf SSA 51 2012 Accounting RFP

SSA 2012 RFP for Special Event.pdf SSA 2012 RFP for Special Event

 SSA 51 2012 RFP for Acid Etching Concrete CLeaning FINAL.pdf SSA 51 2012 RFP for Acid Etching Concrete CLeaning FINAL

SSA 2012 RFP for Security.pdf SSA 2012 RFP for Security