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What is an SSA?

For more than 28 years, the Special Service Area (SSA) program has provided communities with the financial means to create, maintain and manage clean, attractive and competitive commercial districts. SSAs, known as Business Improvement or Community Improvement Districts in other cities, provide a fair and transparent way to finance and manage improvement programs important to communities.

When was the West Town SSA #29 created?

The Chicago City Council passed the Establishment Ordinance for the West Town SSA #29 in November 2004.

What are the boundaries of the West Town SSA #29?

The boundaries of the West Town SSA #29 are:
Chicago Avenue from Halsted Street to California Avenue
Damen Avenue from Chicago Avenue to Grand Avenue
Milwaukee Avenue from Racine Street to Erie Street
Ogden Avenue one block north and south of Chicago Avenue

Why was the West Town SSA #29 created?

To provide maintenance and beautification activities and programs; for recruitment and promotion of new businesses to the area and retention and promotion of existing businesses within the area; to provide coordinated marketing and promotional activities and strategic planning for the general development of the area; financing of storefront facade improvements; parking and transit programs; and other technical assistance activities to promote commercial and economic development.

Links

www.westtownchamber.org is a resource for members and consumers and has a list of WTCC business members, a business directory, community information, business resources, a list of available storefronts and commercial properties, demographics, membership information, chamber events, and more.

www.gowestchicago.com is a consumer oriented website with information on the various businesses and offerings in West Town.

www.do-division.com is a consumer oriented website with information on West Division Street’s offerings and events including the Do Division Street Fest and Do Division Holiday event.

www.do-divisionstreetfest.com is a consumer oriented website with information on the annual Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale.

www.westfestchicago.com is a site dedicated to information on West Fest with consumer information plus links for vendors and sponsor applications.

www.greenmusicfestchicago.com is a site dedicated to information on Green Music Fest with consumer information plus links for vendors and sponsor applications.

www.design-harvest.com is a site dedicated to information on the annual Design Harvest event on Grand Avenue.