About SSA #26

What is an SSA?

Special Services Areas (or SSAs) are local tax districts that fund expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy within contiguous areas. The enhanced services and programs go above and beyond services currently provided through the City. There are currently approximately 55 SSAs in the City of Chicago. You can learn more about the SSA program on the City of Chicago’s website and find a list of Chicago’s active Special Service Areas.

Edgewater SSA #26

SSA #26 in Edgewater covers Broadway from Foster to Devon and Devon from Broadway to Glenwood. Started in 2003, it was renewed in 2012 for a 15 year extension.  A Board of Commissioners has been appointed by the mayor’s office to determine how to invest the funds each year. Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is the Sole Service Provider for SSA #26.


You can see a detailed map of SSA #26 here


SSA #26 Services:

  • Sidewalk planters and landscaping services (provided by Christy Webber Landscapes)
  • Sidewalk litter abatement and power washing services (provided by Patch Landscaping)
  • Sidewalk snow removal and winter maintenance (provided by Piersa Snow Plowing)
  • Streetscape furniture and transportation improvements including blue Edgewater-branded bike racks and pedestrian wayfinding kiosks
  • Maintenance of SSA #26 trash receptacles
  • Winter holiday decorations (provided by Patch Landscaping)
  • Funding to support marketing efforts within the SSA #26 boundaries, including events like the Edgewater Monday Market and various street festivals
  • Public art installations (murals and sculptures)
  • Rebate programs, including Facade Rebate, Sidewalk Cafe & Patio Rebate, Security Enhancement Rebate and Vandalism Repair Rebate. Visit the Applications & RFPs page for more information and to apply.


SSA #26 Budget

Service Provider Agreement

SSA #26 Audits