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.
Commissioner meetings of the Special Service Area Hyde Park #61 Chicago IL are open to the public. The meetings will be held at the Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center and the Chicago Innovation Exchange. *Meetings times are date and location dependent.
Click Here to view the 2016 Meeting Schedule and minutes from past meetings.
Please contact any member of the Board of Commissioners for additional details about SSA Hyde Park. Click Here for the list of current Commissioners.
Hyde Park Trolley in Review - Jan 2015