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. SSA’s provide enhanced services and programs in addition to those currently provided through the City of Chicago.

SSA #7 – Kedzie Industrial Tract

In 1985, the City of Chicago established the Kedzie Industrial Tract as a Special Service Area (“SSA”). The KTIA boundaries have remained the same since its inception. These are Kedzie Avenue on the east, 47th Street on the north, 49th Street on the south, and Central Park on the west.

SSA #10 – 47th/Ashland Retail District

The Back of the Yards Special Service Area #10 boundaries have remained the same since its creation in 1989. The area includes Ada Avenue on the East, 42nd Street on the North, 49th Street on the South and Hoyne Avenue on the West. The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council is the sole service provider for Special Service Area (SSA) #10, the 47th and Ashland Retail District.

SSA 13 Stockyards Industrial Park

Special Service Area (SSA) #13, also known as the Stockyards Industrial Park, is one of the most storied areas in the Midwest. Immortalized in Upton Sinclair’s novel, The Jungle, the Stockyards is largely responsible for the births of the communities that surround the area.

SSA #39 – Brighton Park/Archer Heights

Special Service Area (SSA) #39, which services Brighton Park and Archer Heights, was established in 2007. SSA #39 is one of 44 SSAs in the City of Chicago that provides services outside of what the City would normally provide to its constituents; these services include, but are not limited to: graffiti removal, advertising rebates and seasonal shopping promotions, storefront renovation rebates, vacant commercial property marketing, shopper shuttle bus service, and strategic planning for the Archer Avenue retail district.