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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; facade 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. For additional information, visit the City of Chicago's SSA Program online or download this presentation.


SSA Commissioner Meetings

Commissioner meetings of the Special Service Area Hyde Park #61 Chicago IL are open to the public. The meetings will be held at the Polsky Center for Innovation (PCI), 1452 East 53rd Street, Jackson Park Conference Room. *Meetings times are date and location dependent and subject to change.

Click Here to view the 2018 Meeting Schedule and minutes from past meetings.

SSA Commissioners

Please contact any member of the Board of Commissioners for additional details about SSA Hyde Park.  Click Here for the list of current Commissioners.


SSA Request for Proposal - Auditor - 2018

SSA Special Event Funding Request - 2018

SSA Request for Letters of Interest - 2017

SSA Report: Silver Room Block Party - 2017

HP SSA Map of Area

Downtown Hyde Park Annual Report - 2016

Downtown Hyde Park Annual Report - 2015

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