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Why Beverly Hills/Morgan Park?

We are home to a variety of unique merchants and a blossoming restaurant and craft beer scene. These businesses, along with an abundance of professionals and service providers, make Beverly Hills/Morgan Park a vibrant hub of activity on the city’s South side.

Our commercial districts are supported by engaged and educated residents who are committed to shopping, dining and buying locally. Businesses in Beverly Hills/Morgan Park also bring customers from across the Chicagoland area and beyond. They are  drawn here by attractions including the Beverly Arts Center, the Morgan Park Sports Center, the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Beverly Art Walk.

Easily accessible via CTA rail and bus service, major interstates and the Metra commuter line, Beverly Hills/Morgan Park is located 20 minutes south of Chicago’s Loop and 20 minutes from Midway International Airport.

Business Data

Want to learn more about the consumers living in Beverly Hills/Morgan Park? The study, provided by Esri, uses 67 unique market segments to analyze our neighborhood.

SPECIAL SERVICE AREAS – SSA 20 / SSA 44 / SSA 64

For more than 28 years, the Special Service Area (SSA) program in Chicago has provided communities with the financial means to create, maintain and manage competitive commercial districts.

​SSAs are local property tax districts that provide funding for enhanced services and programs—such as landscaping, sidewalk cleaning and debris removal, sidewalk snow removal, area branding and neighborhood identification—in communities across Chicago. The Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) contracts with local nonprofits, typically chambers of commerce or business associations, as service providers to administer the program. The mayor appoints a local commission made up of SSA property owners and tenants to oversee the service provider and determine SSA services and budgets annually.

​SSA funds are controlled locally, must stay in the community and must be spent on services that achieve the mission of the particular SSA. Similar SSA programs operate in more than 50 areas throughout the city of Chicago and have been credited with enhancing neighborhood vitality.

​The MPBHBA is the service provider for SSA 20 (Western Avenue); SSA 44 (103rd Street and Walden Parkway); and SSA 64 (99th Street and Walden Parkway). In this role, we work with each commission to determine and coordinated needed services. These tasks may include hiring subcontractors to fulfill the SSA services, We generate program reports to the DPD, SSA commissions, local aldermen and the community. We also assist with the recruitment of SSA commissioners, who determine the SSA budgets and services annually.

 

SSA News

Notice of Public Meeting

On Wed., Nov. 8, at 10 a.m., there will be a public meeting to provide information about an increase in the levy for SSA 44 103rd Street Beverly.  The meeting will take place at Calabria Imports, 1905 W. 103rd St., and will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

Listing of 2023 Commission Meetings

SSA 20:

  • Feb. 8, 9 a.m., Beverly Bank & Trust, 10258 S. Western Ave.
  • April 12, 2 p.m., Beverly Bank & Trust, 10258 S. Western Ave.
  • July 13, 9 a.m., Ain’t She Sweet Café, 9920 S. Western Ave.
  • Nov. 29, 9 a.m., Ain’t She Sweet Café, 9920 S. Western Ave.

SSA 44:

  • Feb. 7, 11 a.m., Calabria Imports, 1905 W. 103rd St.
  • June 2, 9:30 a.m., Calabria Imports, 1905 W. 103rd St.
  • July 12, 10 a.m., Calabria Imports, 1905 W. 103rd St.
  • Nov. 15, 9 a.m., Calabria Imports, 1905 W. 103rd St.

SSA 64:

  • Feb. 7, 9 a.m., Markland Hubbard, 1739 W. 99th St.
  • May 17, 9 a.m., Markland Hubbard, 1739 W. 99th St.
  • July 12, 9 a.m., Markland Hubbard, 1739 W. 99th St.
  • Dec. 5, 9:30 a.m., Markland Hubbard, 1739 W. 99th St.

If any of our meetings are rescheduled, we will publish the new date and time on our website ten days prior to the new meeting date. Please direct any questions to Caroline Connors, caroline@mpbhba.org.

Requests for Proposals

SSA #20 and SSA #44 are currently accepting proposals to secure contractors for sidewalk maintenance services for 2024. Please email proposals to caroline@mpbhba.org by Nov. 20, 2023.

SSA 20 District Plan

SSA 20 / SSA 44 / SSA 64 – Annual Reports

SSA 20 2021 audit

SSA 44 2021 audit

SSA 64 2021 audit

SSA 20 / SSA 64 – Quarterly Meeting Minutes

SSA 20 1st Quarter 2023 meeting minutes

SSA 20 2nd Quarter 2023 meeting minutes

SSA 20 2024 budget meeting minutes

SSA 44 1st Quarter 2023 meeting minutes

SSA 44 2nd Quarter 2023 meeting minutes

SSA 44 2024 budget meeting minutes

SSA 64 1st Quarter 2023 meeting minutes

SSA 64 2nd Quarter 2023 meeting minutes

SSA 64 3rd Quarter 2023 meeting minutes

SSA 20 / SSA 44 / SSA 64 – Service Provider Agreements

SSA 20 SPA 2023

SSA 44 SPA 2023

SSA 64 SPA 2023

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