Special Service Area #51
Chatham Cottage Grove 
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SSA #51 Commissioner Meeting Minutes: 
March 13, 2019 Minutes, - July 10, 2019 Minutes, -October 16, 2019 Minutes - December 11, 2019 Minutes
March 11, 2020 Open Commissioner's Meeting AgendaMinutes  June 17, 2020 Open Commissioner's Meeting  Minutes - October 21, 2020 Open Meeting Agenda , Meeting Minutes 
December, 16th, 2020 AgendaMeeting Minutes 
March 10th, 2021 Open Commissioner's Meeting Agenda, Meeting Minutes ,  December 2021 Meeting Minutes and Quarterly Report,  
March 16, 2022 Meeting Minutes and Quarterly Report,  June 15, 2022 Meeting Minutes and Quarterly Report, October 12. 2022 Meeting Minutes and Quarterly Report, December 14, 2022 Meeting Minutes and Quarterly Report,
March 22, 2023 Meeting Minutes and Quarterly Report, June 14, 2023 Meeting Minutes and Quarterly Report, August 16, 2023 Meeting Minutes and Quarterly Report, October 11, 2023 Meeting Minutes and Quarterly Report, November 8, 2023 Meeting Minutes, December 13, 2023 Meeting Minutes,
TBD 2024

SSA #51 Surveys:
Take our SSA #51 Business Survey Here:  Click Here  |  Print Survey

Take our SSA #51 Technology Survey Here:  Click Here  |  Print Survey

Take our SSA #51 Business Development Survey Here:  Click Here  |  Print Survey

Take our SSA #51 Reconstitution Survey Click Here, Reconstitution Support Letter Click Here

Online Version of Survey: Click Here

SSA #51 Documents:
SSA #51 City Contract: Click Here, 2023 #51 Budget Summary Click Here, SSA #51 Legal Description Click Here, SSA#51 Map Boundary Click Here

SSA #51 Open RFP's:
RFPs will be posted as opportunities become available. SSA #51 posts annual RFPs for holiday decorations, landscaping and snow removal, among other potential RFPs.

If you have questions about any active RFPs or upcoming service requests, please contact SSA #51 Program Manager Rachel Hawkins at Rachelhawkins@cbaworks.org or 773-994-5006 ext. 115. 
Click Here for SSA Consultant RFP 
Contact Us
We're Committed to Encouraging Economic Growth & Beautifying Chatham!
Visit us at the SSA #51 Office:
​800 East 78th Street
​​Chicago, IL 60619
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Chatham Business Association, Small Business Development Inc. |  © copyright 2023
800 East 78th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619 
(Office) 773-994-5006 | (Fax) 773-855-8905
What is a Special Service Area (SSA)?
The Special Service Area (SSA) program is a mechanism for contiguous industrial, commercial and residential areas to fund expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy. These enhanced services and programs are in addition to services and programs currently provided through the city. SSA funded projects could include but are not limited to: security services, area marketing and advertising assistance, promotional activities such as parades and festivals, or any variety of small scale capital improvements which could be supported through a modest property tax levy.
About SSA #51 – Chatham Cottage Grove
The Chicago City Council passed the Establishment Ordinance for the SSA #51 – Chatham Cottage Grove on December 8, 2010.

The general boundaries of SSA #51 begins at 95th and Stony Island going west to include only north side of 95th Street to Dobson; then both sides of 95th street to Cottage Grove; then north along both sides of Cottage Grove to include both sides of 87th street between Champlain and Ingleside; as well as the shopping mall on the west side of Cottage Grove between 87th Street and 84th Street; then north along Cottage to 79th Street to include both sides of 79th Street between Champlain and Greenwood; then north along Cottage Grove to 75th Street to include both sides of 75th street between Indian and Drexel.

SSA #51 is administered by CHATHAM BUSINESS ASSOCIATION SBDI, and currently provides funds for Maintenance and Beautification, Debris and Snow Removal; Façade Enhancement; Economic Development; Marketing and Safety and will afford the opportunity for various promotional events in Chatham and its surrounding communities. 
SSA #51 Commissioners
Veta L. Caldwell-Charles
Lamont Smith
Patricia McCoy
Clarence Glover

SSA #51 Commissioner Applicants

SSA #51 Commissioner Mtgs 
All meetings will be held Virtually or at the QBG Foundation:  806 East 78th Street, Chicago IL 60619.   Click Here for Map

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
6:00pm - 7:00pm

For more information about Special Service Area #51, please contact Rachel Hawkins at 773-994-5006 Ext. 115 or rachelhawkins@cbaworks.org

​Add SSA #51 Commisioner's Open Meeting Dates to your calendar today! Click Here