SSA 27

Special Service Area 27 (SSA 27) works to make Lakeview a neighborhood where people wish to live, linger, and long to return. SSAs are a funding mechanism to raise money for services to a designated mixed-use area through a property tax levy, in order to supplement City services. The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is the Sole Service Provider for SSA 27, which was established in December 2003. It manages SSA-funded programs under the oversight of the SSA 27 Board of Commissioners. SSA 27 Commission meetings are open to the public. View our 2016 Service Provider Agreement (PDF). For more information about SSAs, please visit the City of Chicago's website here.

SSA 27's services include:

  • Maintaining clean and attractive sidewalks
  • Enhancing the neighborhood's streets with landscaping, bike racks, seating, recycling bins and wayfinding kiosks
  • Placemaking initiatives that shape public spaces
  • Façade Improvement Program
  • Lakeview Gift Card and holiday rebate program
  • Investing in public art
  • Business recruitment and vacancy tracking
  • Neighborhood and tourism marketing
  • Holiday decorations
  • Community events and programming

Annual Report and Newsletter



Open SSA 27 RFPs are listed below.


  • Cleanslate - litter abatement
  • Brickman Group - landscaping
  • A.C.T. Group - accountant
  • Z Factory - graphic design

Meeting Minutes

SSA 27 Board of Commissioners

Nabil Zahrah, ZED Architects

Vice President/Treasurer
Lisa Santos, Southport Grocery

Darian Campise, Campise Properties
Colleen Daley, resident
Jill Heise, resident
Matt Lederer, Mahogany Builders
Luis Monje, resident
Melissa Salvatore, A Little Photo Studio
Lisa Santos, Southport Grocery
Erin Schwartz, resident
Jeremy Wechsler, Theater Wit
Nabil Zahrah, ZED Architects

Are you interested in becoming a Commissioner?

Please contact the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce office 773-472-7171 or email

SSA 27 By-Laws

Download the SSA 27 By-Laws (PDF).

SSA 27 Board of Commissioners Meeting Schedule

All SSA 27 Board of Commissioner Meetings are open to the public.

Unless otherwise specified, meetings will be held at St. Luke Church, 1500 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL.

  • Thur., Jan. 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - Agenda
  • Thur., Feb. 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - Agenda
  • Thur., March 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - Agenda
  • Thur., April 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - Agenda
  • Thur., May 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
  • Thur., June 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
  • Thur., July 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m., Annual Meeting
  • Thur., Aug. 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
  • Thur., Sept. 8, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
  • Thur., Oct. 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
  • Thur., Nov. 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
  • Thur., Dec. 8, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

To contact us for further information, call 773-472-7171 or email