WHAT IS AN SSA?

Special Service Areas (SSA), known as Business Improvement Districts or BIDs in other cities, are local tax districts that fund expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy within contiguous areas. The enhanced services and programs are in addition to those currently provided through the City.

SSA-funded projects typically include but are not limited to: public way maintenance and beautification; district marketing and advertising; business retention/attraction, special events and promotional activities; auto and bike transit; security; façade improvements; and other commercial and economic development initiatives.

The City contracts with local non-profits, called Service Providers, to manage SSAs. Mayorally-appointed SSA Commissioners for each SSA district oversee and recommend the annual services, budget and Service Provider Agency to the City. There are currently more than 50 active SSAs in Chicago and 800 Nationwide.

WHAT ARE THE BOUNDARIES OF GREEKTOWN SSA?

Map of Greektown SSA #16

SSA #16 SERVICE INCLUDE:

  • Maintain clean and attractive sidewalks
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Maintain monuments
  • Public Art
  • Marketing & Advertising Greektown neighborhood
  • Special Events
  • Seasonal landscaping & beautification 
  • Trolley service
  • Strategic Planning

2016 MEETING DATES & MINUTES

Under the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/2.02, 2.03, the Greektown Special Service Area Tax Commission #16 is hereby giving notice of its public meeting for 2016 to be held at the SSA #16 office at 306 S. Halsted St, 2nd Floor, Chicago, ILL 60661 at 3:00 p.m. The meeting dates are as follows: 

January 28,2016 | Minutes
February 25, 2016 |Minutes
March 24, 2016 | Minutes
April 28, 2016 | Minutes
May 26, 2016 | Minutes
June 23, 2016 | Minutes
July 14, 2016 | Minutes
August - No Meeting
September 22, 2016 | Minutes
October 27, 2016 | Minutes
November 17, 2016
December 8, 2016 (New)

2017 MEETING DATES & MINUTES

Under the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/2.02, 2.03, the Greektown Special Service Area Tax Commission #16 is hereby giving notice of its public meeting for 2017 to be held at the SSA #16 office at 306 S. Halsted St, 2nd Floor, Chicago, ILL 60661 at 2:00 P.M. The meeting dates are as follows: 

January 26,2017 | Minutes
February 23, 2017
March 23, 2017
April 27, 2017
May 25, 2017
June 22, 2017
July 13, 2017
August - No Meeting
September 28, 2017
October 26, 2017
November 16, 2017
December 7, 2017

GREEKTOWN SSA #16 COMMISSIONERS

Frank Caputo – SSA Chairman

Thomas Bonanno

Eve Moran

Lorraine Reiff-Liakouras

Marc Washor

Sole Service Provider: West Central Association - Chamber of Commerce, Rod Burch

2015 Sole Provider Agreement SSA 16

2016 Sole Provider Agreement SSA 16

Audit: 20132012

If you are interested in becoming a commissioner for the Greektown SSA #16, please Contact Rod Burch for further information.  Applications can be downloaded HERE.