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Our Mission

Encourage stability and development within the Business District and Community by promoting Business improvement programs, Economic Development Initiatives, Safety Programs and a Clean Environment.

About SSA 45

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. SSA #45 provides the following services to businesses in the area.

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; façade improvements; and other commercial and economic development initiatives.

Landscaping and Maintenance



Facade Enhancement
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Economic Development

Boundaries SSA 45

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The general boundaries of the proposed 103rd Street SSA includes both sides of Halsted between north 115th street and south 99th Street; both sides of 103rd between Morgan and Lowe; and along Vincennes between north 115th Street and 111th Street.

103rd Halsted Street SSA will support our efforts to promote investment and development in the community by offering the following programs: Street Cleaning, Maintenance and Beautification, Security, Marketing and Economic Development. These program areas will provide the 34th Ward with a Vibrant and Healthy Business District.

In addition to promoting Investment and Development in the study area, SSA programs will also support the Stability and Growth of the area. Local business owners and stakeholders believe SSA programs such as Debris Removal and Security will help to maintain a Beautiful and Secure Business District that may lead to more Business Sales.