Special Service Area #17

As of January 1, 2017, Lakeview East is the sole service provider for Special Service Area #17. The Special Service Area (SSA) is an economic development tool that allows additional real estate property taxes to be levied to fund added services for a defined area. The services funded through the SSA #17 tax are in addition to services generally provided by the City. These services benefit those properties that are located within the boundaries of the SSA.

Central Lakeview property and business owners will benefit from special services that will enhance the commercial district, retain and attract business and financially support small business. Some of these programs will include:

Façade Improvement Program

Property and business owners receive 60% rebates for improvements to storefront facades.

Maintenance Program

The SSA #17 maintenance crew will sweep by your store to ensure a clean environment. During seasonal weather snow removal and street vacuuming will be performed. Special detail work such as graffiti removal is part of their daily routine.


Floral and plantings spread across the commercial district throughout the year. Annual contracts with professional landscapers will maintain all planters and flower buckets.

Marketing and Promotions

Business owners will benefit from area advertising and promotions that will attract thousands of people to our district.

SSA #17 Map

SSA #17 Map

SSA #17 Commissioners:

  • Jim Schuman, Berlin Nightclub, Chairman
  • David Blitz, BlitzLake Partners
  • John Bucksbaum, Bucksbaum Retail Properties
  • David Gassman, DLG Development
  • Todd Hyatt, Trader Todd’s
  • Eric Kirsammer, Chicago Comics
  • Juliana Montebello-Roman, PR Italian Bistro
  • Jeanne Saliture, Resident
  • Henry Schuppert, Sheffield Square Professional Building
  • Andrew Rizzo, Rizzo’s Bar and Inn
  • Robert Baum, Bedderman Hospitality, The Wheel House Hotel

2022 Meeting Dates

Wednesday, February 2—1Q – 10 AM – Zoom | agenda

Wednesday, May 4th – 2Q – 1PM | 3208 N. Sheffield | Agenda | Zoom Link

Wednesday, July 13— 2022 Budget (3Q) – 3208 N. Sheffield | Agenda

Wednesday, October 12th (4Q) – 10 AM – Zoom

Wednesday, December 7th – 10 AM – Zoom

2022 Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, February 2—1Q – 10 AM | Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, May 4th – 2Q – 1PM | 3208 N. Sheffield | Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, July 13— 2022 Budget (3Q)

Wednesday, October 12th (4Q) – 10 AM

Wednesday, December 7th – 10 AM –

2021 Meeting Dates:

  • Wednesday, February 10 agenda
  • Wednesday, April 27 agenda
  • Wednesday, July 14 agenda
  • Wednesday, October 13 agenda
  • Wednesday, November 17 agenda
  • Wednesday, December 8 | CANCELLED

Location: 3208 N. Sheffield/Virtual, 10AM

2021 RFP Opportunities

2021 Request for Proposal Opportunities: Snow Removal – OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 11TH

2021 Request For Proposal Opportunities: Security Services-Closed

2020 Request for Proposal Opportunities: Landscaping Services: Closed

2021 Meeting Minutes:

2020 Meeting Dates:

  • Wednesday, January 29
  • Wednesday, March 25 (Via Teleconference: 773-348-8608)
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2029
  • Wednesday, July 22 (final 2021 budget sign offs)
  • Wednesday, September 23
  • Wednesday, December 9th

2020 Meeting Minutes:

2019 RFP Opportunities

Request for Proposal for Certified Public Accountant: Closed

Request for Proposal for Commercial Landscaping: Closed

2019 Meeting Minutes:

2018 Meeting Minutes: