What are Special Service Areas (SSA)?
Special Service Areas (SSAs) are locally controlled, locally funded taxing districts designed to offer services to business districts. They are governed by local taxpayers, and the funds generated are used for programs that address customer attraction, public safety, and public way enhancements, and economic development.
For more information on the program, visit the City of Chicago website HERE.
What are the boundaries of SSA #76 North Michigan Avenue?
SSA #76 North Michigan Avenue was established on January 1, 2022. The boundaries of the SSA are as follows:
- The west side of Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River north to Oak Street,
- The east side of Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River north to Oak Street,
What are the priorities of SSA #76 North Michigan Avenue?
In the summer of 2022, property owners of the then-proposed SSA were polled on their priorities for the district over the coming years. The top three topics were identified as big-ticket issues to be addressed by the SSA:
- Public Safety/Crime Reduction
- Customer Attraction
- Business Development
Agreement for Special Service Area #76