Lakeview East is the sole service provider for Special Service Area #8. 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. Committee Members: Geraldine Lichterman (Vice Chairman), Bob Smith (Treasurer), Diane Tanios , Jake Elkins-Ryan; Dan Wolf (Chairman), Sam Giarratano, Paul Loaiza (Secretary); and Tony Klok.

The services funded through the SSA #8 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.

Lakeview East 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 include:

People Spots and Curbside Cafe’s for Clark Street

SSA#8 and the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce have installed two people spots: 2914 and 2860 N. Clark Street. For more information visit the Clark Street Task Force Strategic Plan website.

Façade Improvement

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

Maintenance Program

The SSA #8 seven day a week 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.

Shopper’s Rebate Program

SSA #8 funds over $15,000 with the annual shopper’s rebate program “Giver’s Gift”. This program works in tandem with the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce’s Gift Card program, attracting new and loyal shoppers to your stores.

Clark Street Task Force

The North Clark Street Strategic Plan is a comprehensive effort funded by SSA #8 to develop strategies and recommendations necessary to enhance physical conditions, promote and attract new businesses, and retain existing businesses along the North Clark Street Corridor from Diversey to Belmont. The comprehensive project website, including renderings and draft reports, may be found by visiting the Clark Street Task Force Strategic Plan website.

Marketing and Promotions

Business owners will benefit from area advertising and promotions that will attract thousands of people to our district. Some of the most popular events include: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Gay Pride Parade.

SSA#8 Map

2023 Meeting Dates – SSA#8

Request for Proposal for Certified Public Accountant

2023 RFP IT Management (002)

  • Monday, February 27th – 4PM– Agenda
  • Thursday, April 20th – 3138 N. Broadway
  • Thursday, July 13th- 3138 N. Broadway
  • Thursday October 26th – 3138 N. Broadway
  • Thursday, December 21 – 3138 N. Broadway

2022 SSA#8 Meeting Dates:

  • Monday, February 24—1Q – 6PM (Zoom TBD) Agenda
  • April 28th – 6PM – Special Meeting – Agenda Zoom Link
  • Thursday, May 19—2Q – 6PM – In Person – 3138 N. Broadway – Agenda
  • Thursday, July 14—to vote on 2022 Budget (3Q) – 6PM – 3138 N. Broadway | Agenda
  • Thursday, October 20th (4Q) – 6PM – In Person -3138 N. Broadway | Agenda

2022 SSA#8 Meeting Minutes:

  • Thursday, February 24—1Q – 6PM (Zoom TBD) Meeting Minutes
  • April 28th – 6PM – Special Meeting – Meeting Minutes
  • Thursday, May 19—2Q – 6PM – In Person – 3138 N. Broadway – Meeting Minutes
  • Thursday, July 14—to vote on 2022 Budget (3Q) – 6PM – 3138 N. Broadway – Meeting Minutes
  • Thursday, October 20th (4Q) – 6PM – In Person -3138 N. Broadway – Meeting Minutes

2021 SSA#8 Meeting Dates:

  • Thursday, February 17th agenda (6PM)
  • Thursday, April 29th, 2019 N. Broadway agenda (6PM)
  • Thursday, July 15th agenda (6PM)
  • Thursday, November 18th agenda (6PM)
  • Thursday, December 16th agenda (5PM)
  • Location: 3138 N. Broadway or via Zoom

2021 RFP SSA#8 Opportunities: Security Services

2020 RFP SSA#8 Opportunities: Landscaping Services

2021 Meeting Minutes:

2020 Meeting Dates:

  • Tuesday, February 25 – Special Meeting
  • Thursday, March 12 – 1st Quarter
  • Thursday, April 16 – 2nd Quarter
  • Thursday, July 23 (2021 budget meeting)
  • Thursday, October 15 – 3rd Quarter
  • Thursday, December 10 – 4th Quarter
  • Location: LVECC office, 3138 N. Broadway

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