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  • Special Service Area 27

    Special Service Area (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. For more information about SSAs, please visit the City of Chicago's website.

    Vision:

    We envision Lakeview as Chicago's most sought after neighborhood.

    Mission:

    Our mission is to support a vibrant local economy and high quality of life for the benefit of Lakeview businesses and residents by improving and enhancing public streets and spaces, creating memorable experiences, encouraging spending locally and promoting the neighborhood.

    Services:

    • Greening and beautifying our commercial corridors through landscaping, tree planting and tree care
    • Enhancing our public spaces with seating, lighting installations, public art, and seasonal décor
    • Cleaning our sidewalks by removing and disposing of garbage and recycling 
    • Maintaining our public infrastructure, including bike racks, banners, wayfinding kiosks and litter receptacles
    • Activating our community by providing fun and free community programming
    • Promoting our neighborhood and its businesses through destination marketing campaigns and local shopping programs (see here for information on the Lakeview gift card)
    • Strengthening businesses through networking opportunities and expert-led workshops
    • Fostering a strong local economy through programs focused on recruiting and retaining businesses
    • Enhancing our safety by incentivizing businesses and residents to install security equipment (see here for information on the security rebate program)
    • Returning value to residents through local deals, rewards and promotions

     

  • Board of Commissioners Board of Commissioners

    SSAs are governed locally by a publicly-appointed Board of Commissioners consisting of local SSA taxpayers (property owners, business representatives and residents) who serve in a volunteer capacity. Our Commissioners include:

    Chairperson - Erin Schwartz, resident

    Treasurer - Matt Lederer, Mahogany Builders

    Jason Aragon, Whole Foods Market

    Darian Campise, Campise Properties

    Kaitlyn Hurley, resident 

    James Miller, 4 Star Restaurant Group

    TJ Walczak, Walczak Law Group

    Are you interested in becoming a Commissioner? Please contact the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce at 773.472.7171 or email ssa27@lakeviewchamber.com.

  • Committees Committees

    Streetscape Committee

    The Streetscape Committee advances SSA 27’s mission of improving and enhancing public spaces and creating memorable experiences within the service area.

    Next Meeting: Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 8:30am (via Web Conferencing) -- Agenda


    Lakeview Gift Card Task Force

    The Lakeview Gift Card Task Force oversees the Lakeview Gift Card program and advances SSA 27’s mission of ensuring a vibrant local economy.

    Next Meeting: TBD


    Community Events & Placemaking Grant Program Task Force

    The Community Events & Placemaking Grant Program Task Force is responsible for reviewing applications submitted by organizations or individuals who are interested in planning events and public programming within the SSA, and determining whether to fund or provide technical support for projects that meet the SSA’s goals to create memorable experiences and promote the neighborhood.

    Next Meeting: TBD 


    Unless otherwise stated, all committee meetings take place at the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, 1409 W. Addison St. in Chicago. All meetings are open to the public.

  • Boundaries Boundaries

    Belmont (Ravenswood to Racine)

    Lincoln (Addison to Diversey)

    Ashland (Addison to Diversey)

    Southport (Belmont to Byron)

  • Vendors Vendors

    Accountant - A.C.T. Group

    Decorative Banners - Bannerville USA

    General Contractor - Blake Residential & Commercial Development Co.

    Gift Card - EML Payments

    Graphic Design - Z Factory

    Holiday Decorations - Southport Construction

    Landscaping - BrightView Landscapes LLC

    Litter Abatement - Cleanstreet

    Printing - Fisheye Graphic Services

    Public Relations - Ripson Communications

    Website (Belmont Theater District) - Underground Professional