Looking for an unexpected, eclectic, urban experience unique to Chicago? 

Howard Street, located on the edge of Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood and suburban Evanston, is alive with an engaging personality represented by its vital diversity, welcoming nature and entrepreneurial spirit.

Howard Street hosts an international array of cuisine options, creatively charged art and theater, and easy access to the beach and Lake Michigan.

Whether you are a college student, in town for a ballgame, or experiencing Chicago for the very first time, Howard Street has something for everyone.

Howard Street SSA#19 Commissioners

What is an SSA?

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. The enhanced services and programs are in addition to those currently provided through the City.

SSA-funded projects typically include but are not limited to: public way maintenance and beautification; district marketing and advertising; business retention/attraction, special events and promotional activities; auto and bike transit; security; façade improvements; and other commercial and economic development initiatives.

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