SSA #22

What is the SSA?

The Special Service Area (SSA) program is a funding tool to maintain a clean, attractive, and competitive commercial district. The funding comes from a nominal tax levy on each commercial property within the SSA service area. These services are in addition to services provided by the City of Chicago and provide a unique opportunity to locally fund and manage services that strengthen the community by providing public enhancements that contribute to the quality of living, working, and shopping within a SSA district.

The boundaries of SSA #22 are Clark Street from Ainslie to Victoria and adjoining side streets up to the alleys, plus the south sides of Balmoral and Foster from the west alley to Ashland.

Map of SSA 22

Andersonville SSA #22 supports this vision of Andersonville, with services including advertising and promotion, public way maintenance, public way aesthetics, tenant attraction/retention, façade improvements, parking/transit/accessibility, safety programs, and district planning.

Andersonville’s vibrant commercial district is comprised of unique, locally-owned businesses; celebrates diversity; honors its rich culture and history; fosters joyful community life; and in all actions considers the triple bottom line of people, planet, and prosperity.

The SSA Supports the following programs:

  • Sidewalk sweeping & trash/recycling pick up 5X/week (6X/week in the summer)
  • Sidewalk pressure washing annually in the spring or summer
  • Native Plant planters! Planting, watering and maintenance of the streetscape planters. multiple plantings per year when needed.
  • Sidewalk snow removal from November 15 – April 15, when snowfall is 2” or more
  • Facade Rebate Program, Security Camera Rebate Program, Public Art Rebate Program, and Better Air Rebate Program.
  • Bike corrals
  • Holiday marketing for Andersonville businesses
  • Andersonville Neighborhood Guide
  • Marketing of the Andersonville business district
  • Andersonville holiday decorations that includes planters and over 150 decorative light posts.
  • Studies and planning
  • Business attraction
  • Environmental sustainability initiatives
  • Public Art ("Life at the Intersections" by Molly Costello)

RFP's for 2023 are now open.

If you would like to be contacted about our services or vendors for SSA 22, please contact David Oakes at

2023 Holiday Decorations RFP.docx
2023 Landscaping RFP
2023 Litter Abatement Contract.docx
2023 Snow Removal-RFP.docx
2023 Auditor RFP
2023 Pressure Washing Contract.docx


Meetings are held in person at the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce conference room:
5153 North Clark Street #228 - Chicago, IL 60640
Start Times Vary (Please check our Newsletters for more information or email


2023 Andersonville SSA #22 Meeting Schedule

            • February 27, 2023 | 9:00AM | Agenda | Minutes
            • April 10, 2023 | 3PM | Agenda | Minutes
            • May 17, 2023 | 9:30AM | Agenda | Minutes
            • June 14, 2023 | 5PM | Agenda | Minutes
            • June 29 | 2023 | 2PM | Agenda | Minutes
            • September 6, 2023 | 9:30AM | Agenda | Minutes
            • November 8, 2023 | 2PM | Agenda | Minutes

Past Years

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