Special Service Area #51
Chatham Cottage Grove 
SSA #51Special EventsFacade EnhancementSecurityPublic Way Aesthetics

SSA #51 Commissioner Meeting Minutes
June 10, 2015, Meeting Minutes Click Here
October 14, 2015, Meeting Minutes Click Here
December 15, 2015, Meeting Minutes Click Here

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

SSA #51 Documents:
SSA #51 City Contract: Click Here
SSA #51 Boundary Map:  Click Here
2016 #51 Budget Summary Click Here
2015 #51 Audit Summary Click Here

SSA #51 Open RFP's:
2015 Snow Removal RFP: Click Here
RFP for Public Way Final:  Click Here
RFP for Security:  Click Here

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 2016
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
William Darrell Garth
Veta L. Caldwell-Charles
Lamont Smith

SSA #51 Commissioner Applicants
Reginald Jones

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

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
6:00pm - 7:00pm

For more information about Special Service Area #51, please contact Karletta Kelly at 773-994-5006 Ext. 1006 or karlettakelly@cbaworks.org

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