Local Special Service Areas Act As Catalyst For Local Business Climate

By Sam Charles | Friday, November 2, 2012

Daffodils in the Irving Park Rd. median planted by Special Service Area 38. Credit: Mike Fourcher

Throughout Chicago, and in the Roscoe View and Center Square neighborhoods, Special Services Areas are a little-known force for improving business districts. The quasi-governmental agencies, known as SSAs and created by City Council ordinance, collect property tax levies, usually a quarter to a half percent, adding up to big dollars and big local influence.

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