ANDERSONVILLE SSA #22

Andersonville SSA #22

What is the SSA?

The Andersonville SSA (Special Service Area) #22 is a funding tool used by the Andersonville community to maintain a clean, attractive, and competitive commercial district. The funding comes from a nominal tax levy on each commercial property within the SSA service area.

The boundaries of SSA #22 are Clark Street from Ainslie to Victoria and adjoining side streets up to the alleys, plus the south sides of Balmoral and Foster from the west alley to Ashland.

Map of SSA 22

Andersonville SSA #22 supports this vision of Andersonville, with services including advertising and promotion, public way maintenance, public way aesthetics, tenant attraction/retention, façade improvements, parking/transit/accessibility, safety programs, and district planning:

Andersonville’s vibrant commercial district is comprised of unique, locally-owned businesses; celebrates diversity; honors its rich culture and history; fosters joyful community life; and in all actions considers the triple bottom line of people, planet, and prosperity.

Request for Proposals for 2020 are now closed. If you would like to be contacted about our services or vendors for SSA 22, please contact David Oakes at doakes@andersonville.org.

2020 Holiday Decoration RFP
2020 SSA #22 Landscaping RFP
2020 SSA #22 Litter Abatement RFP
2020 SSA #22 Pressure Washing RFP
2019-2020 Snow Removal RFP

The SSA supports the following programs:

  • Sidewalk sweeping & trash/recycling pick up 4X/week (5X/week in the summer)
  • Sidewalk pressure washing annually in the spring or summer
  • Planting, watering and maintenance of the streetscape planters. multiple plantings per year.
  • Sidewalk snow removal from November 15 – April 15, when snowfall is 2” or more
  • Facade Rebate Program, Security Camera Rebate Program, Public Art Rebate Program, and Green Building Incentive Program
  • bike corrals
  • Holiday marketing for Andersonville businesses
  • Andersonville Neighborhood Guide
  • Marketing of the Andersonville business district
  • Andersonville holiday decorations that includes planters and over 150 decorative light posts.
  • Studies and planning
  • Business attraction
  • Environmental sustainability initiatives

All meetings are held at the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce conference room:
5153 N. Clark St. #228
Chicago, IL 60640
Start: 9:30am

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2020 Andersonville SSA #22 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 28 Agenda (Commission Minutes January 28)
  • April 7 Agenda (Commission Minutes April 7)
  • May 19 Agenda ( Commission Minutes May 19)
  • July 7 Agenda (Commission Minutes July 7)
  • September 8 Agenda (Commission Minutes September 8)
  • November 10 Agenda(Commission Minutes November 10)

2019 Andersonville SSA #22 Meeting Schedule:

2018 Andersonville SSA #22 Meeting Schedule:

2017 Andersonville SSA #22 Meeting Schedule:

2016 Andersonville SSA #22 Meeting Schedule:

2015 Andersonville SSA #22 Meeting Schedule:

2014 Andersonville SSA #22 Meetings & Minutes:

2013 Andersonville SSA #22 Meetings & Minutes:

2012 Meetings & Minutes

SSA commissioners needed!

If you are a business or property owner from within the Andersonville SSA boundaries and you are interested in serving as a commissioner on the SSA, please contact the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce at 773/728-2995.

Andersonville SSA #22 Commission

Rolando Esparza, property owner, 5643 N. Clark
Farah Essa, Lake Shore Schools and property owner,  5611 N. Clark
Nadeen Kieren, Property Owner, 5357 N. Ashland
Andrew Peters, TrueNorth Cafe, 5507 N. Clark
Mike Sullivan, Meeting House Tavern & SoFo Tap, 4923 & 5025 N. Clark
Pete Valavanis, property owner, 5225 N. Clark
Frank Uhler, property owner and business owner, 5147 N. Clark Street

Andersonville SSA #22 Staff

For maximum efficiency, Andersonville Chamber of Commerce manages the SSA almost entirely in-house, using existing staff. Staff assigned to dedicate a portion of their time to work on the SSA include:

  • Sara DingesExecutive Director. SSA responsibilities include contractor selection and management; city contracting and reporting; commission administration, recruitment and support; select program management including holiday decorations, landscaping, sidewalk cleaning, sidewalk power washing, and snow plowing.
  • David Oakes, Business Services Manager. Assists with Executive Director in execution of SSA responsibilities.
  • Joelle Scillia, Marketing Director. Oversees SSA-funded programs including holiday events, Andersonville neighborhood guide, Andersonville Arts Weekend, web & social media.

Andersonville SSA #22 Vendors

Vendors for the 2020 SSA include:

City Grange – Landscaping (Planters)
Cleanslate by Cara– Litter abatement, recycling, and pressure washing
Lucas Contracting LLC – Streetscape repairs
Patch Landscaping – Snow plowing & holiday decorations
Bravos and Associates – Auditor
WBEZ – Radio advertising
Fisheye Graphic Services – Printing
Business Districts, Inc. – Market research

Vendors for the 2019 SSA include:

BrightView Landscaping – Landscaping
Cleanslate by Cara– Litter abatement, recycling, and pressure washing
Lucas Contracting LLC – Streetscape repairs
Lo Destro Construction Company – Streetscape repairs
Patch Landscaping – Snow plowing & holiday decorations
The A.C.T Group – Audit
WBEZ – Radio advertising
Fisheye Graphic Services – Printing
Business Districts, Inc. – Market research

Vendors for the 2018 SSA include:

Gethsemane Garden Center – Landscaping
Cleanslate by Cara– Litter abatement and Recycling
Lucas Contracting LLC – Holiday decorations, Streetscape repairs
Lo Destro Construction Company – Streetscape
Patch Landscaping – Snow plowing
Pressure Washing Unlimited– Sidewalk power washing
The A.C.T Group – Audit
Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance – Program support
WBEZ – Radio advertising
Fisheye Graphic Services – Printing
Business Districts, Inc. – Market research

Vendors for the 2017 SSA include:

Gethsemane Garden Center – Landscaping
Cleanslate – Litter abatement and Recycling
Lucas Contracting LLC – Holiday decorations, Streetscape repairs
Patch Landscaping – Snow plowing
Advanced Pro Clean– Sidewalk power washing
P.K. Johnson & Associates, LLC – Audit
Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance – Program support
WBEZ – Radio advertising
Fisheye Graphic Services – Printing
Marsha Brown, Ltd. – Printing
Business Districts, Inc. – Market research

Vendors for the 2016 SSA included:

Gethsemane Garden Center – Landscaping
Cleanstreet – Litter abatement
Resource Center – Recycling
Lucas Contracting LLC – Holiday decorations, Streetscape repairs
Patch Landscaping – Snow plowing
Pressure Washing Systems – Sidewalk power washing
P.K. Johnson & Associates, LLC – Audit
Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance – Program support
WBEZ – Radio advertising
Fisheye Graphic Services – Printing
Marsha Brown, Ltd. – Printing
Business Districts, Inc. – Market research

Financials

Andersonville SSA 22 2018 Budget
Andersonville SSA #22 2017 Budget
Andersonville SSA #22 2016 Budget
Andersonville SSA #22 2015 Budget