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SSA #17


As of January 1, 2017, Lakeview East is the sole service provider for Special Service Area #17. 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. The services funded through the SSA #17 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.

Central Lakeview 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 will include:

Façade Improvement

Property and business owners receive 60% rebates for improvements to storefront facades.

Maintenance Program

The SSA #17 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.

Marketing and Promotions

Business owners will benefit from area advertising and promotions that will attract thousands of people to our district. 




SSA #17 Commissioners:

Stephen Johnson, Chair, Be Realty

Liala Beukema, Lake View Lutheran Church

David Blitz, BlitzLake Partners

John Bucksbaum, Bucksbaum Retail Properties

David Gassman, DLG DeveLopment

Todd Hyatt, Trader Todd’s

Eric Kirsammer, Chicago Comics

Jeanne Saliture, Resident

Sam Sanchez, Samco Enterprises

Jim Schuman, Berlin Nightclub

Henry Schuppert, Sheffield Square Professional Building

Heather Way-Kitzes, Chicago Cubs



2017 Meeting Dates:

Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.*

Monday, February 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.*

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, July 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Location:  LVECC office, 3208 N. Sheffield Ave.

*Location:  LVECC office, 3138 N. Broadway



2017 Meeting Minutes:

Monday, January 23, 2017 Minutes

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017


Agreement for Special Service Area #17 between the City of Chicago and Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival

2017 Digital Business Directory

Lakeview East Gift Card

GoLakeview Mobile App

Belmont Theater District

LAZ Parking