Special Service Areas

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WHAT IS A SPECIAL SERVICE AREA?
Special Service Areas, or SSAs, provide a funding mechanism to maintain and manage commercial districts — keeping them clean, attractive and competitive. There are over 50 active SSAs in Chicago, which provide services for most major shopping and dining corridors. In Lincoln Park, there are two such areas: Clark Street and Lincoln Avenue. SSA services are only provided to businesses and properties located within the specific boundaries of each district. SSAs provide services that are not provided by the City of Chicago or are in addition to city services. An appointed commission of local business and property owners governs each SSA, and the Chicago Department of Planning and Development oversees the program.

HOW IS THE LPCC INVOLVED?
Each SSA Commission determines the services and budget for the district. The LPCC acts as the service provider for the Clark Street and Lincoln Avenue SSAs, developing programs, coordinating services and managing subcontractors as directed by the SSA Commissions.

CLARK STREET SSA #23
This district includes all properties fronting Clark Street from Diversey Parkway on the north to Armitage Avenue on the south, and all properties on the south side of Diversey Parkway from Orchard Street on the west to Lakeview Avenue on the east.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Sidewalk litter pick-up and pressure washing
  • Landscaping
  • Holiday décor
  • Supplementary sidewalk snow removal
  • Public art
  • Façade improvement rebate program
  • Sidewalk recycling bins
  • District planning and economic development
  • Corridor marketing and community events
  • Safety enhancement program
  • LINCOLN AVENUE SSA #35

This district includes all properties facing Lincoln Avenue from Diversey Parkway on the north to Webster Avenue on the south, including some adjacent blocks.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Sidewalk litter pick-up and pressure washing
  • Landscaping
  • Holiday décor
  • Supplementary sidewalk snow removal
  • Façade improvement rebate program
  • District planning and economic development
  • Corridor marketing and community events
  • Safety enhancement program

For additional information on Lincoln Park’s Special Service Areas, visit lincolnparkchamber.com or call (773) 880-5200.