Special Service Area #61, branded as Downtown Hyde Park Chicago, is a local tax district that funds expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy within a specific footprint.
South East Chicago Commission has initiated the application process and submitted its feasibility study to reconstitute Special Service Area 61. As of December 1, 2022, DPD has issued a Notice to Proceed through the designated steps and set up an SSA Advisory Committee.
A professional consultant will be hired to assist the South East Chicago Commission and the SSA Advisory Committee. Consultant service is planned to begin Monday, January 30, 2023 to ensure passage of ordinance by City Council no later than October 2023.