Special Service Areas, 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. SSA's provide enhanced services and programs in addition to those currently provided through the City of Chicago.
In 1985, the City of Chicago established the Kedzie Industrial Tract as a Special Service Area (“SSA”). The KTIA boundaries have remained the same since its inception. These are Kedzie Avenue on the east, 47th Street on the north, 49th Street on the south, and Central Park on the west.