Brighton Park / Archer Heights
Special Service Area (SSA) #39, which services Brighton Park and Archer Heights, was established in 2007. SSA #39 is one of 53 SSAs in the City of Chicago that provides services outside of what the City would normally provide to its constituents; these services include, but are not limited to: graffiti removal, advertising rebates and seasonal shopping promotions, storefront renovation rebates, vacant commercial property marketing, shopper shuttle bus service, and strategic planning for the Archer Avenue retail district.
All “Special Services” are funded by, in most cases, a less than 1% increase in property taxes to the businesses being serviced by the SSA. In the case of SSA #39, the businesses that encompass Archer Avenue, from California Avenue to Karlov Avenue, Kedzie Avenue, from Archer Avenue to 48th Street and Pulaski Road, from 45th Street to 51st Street, pay the small tax increase. SSA #39 has over 420 businesses.