SSA #8

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SSA Commissioners

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. Pictured (bottom left) Geraldine Lichterman, Bob Smith (Treasurer), Diane Tanios (Vice Chairman), Jake Elkins-Ryan; back row: Dan Wolf (Chairman), Sam Giarratano, Paul Loaiza (Secretary); Not pictured: 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

2018 Meeting Dates:

  • Thursday, January 30,  2018 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 11,  2018 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 13,  2018 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Location:  LVECC office, 3138 N. Broadway

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