North River Commission proudly serves as the service provider for the Albany Park & Irving Park Special Service Area (SSA #60) and supports local businesses and their customers.

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. The City contracts with local non-profits, called Service Providers (such as North River Commission), to manage SSAs. Mayorally-appointed SSA Commissioners for each SSA district oversee and recommend the annual services, budget and Service Provider Agency to the City. There are currently 57 active SSAs in Chicago. All SSA meetings are open to the public. View our SSA60 meeting schedule here to attend.

SSA #60 Programs and Rebates

Albany Park Composts

Receive a discount on composting services with WasteNot Compost!

District Banners

Advertise your business on a neighborhood light pole banner!

Facade Improvement Program

Update your storefront and receive a rebate of up to $7,500 for one storefront or $15,000 for two storefronts!

Local Heart

Meet the owners of some of Albany Park's beloved businesses!

Outdoor Dining Rebate

Receive up to $1,000 back for creating an outdoor dining area!

The Power of Welcome

Get a FREE welcome sign for your business that showcases Albany Park's diversity!

Security Camera Rebate

Receive up to $1,000 back for security camera installation!

Requests for Proposals

SSA #60 is not currently accepting proposals within the service area boundaries of SSA #60.


Current programs and services within the business district:

SSA #60 Vendors for 2024:

2024 SSA Commission Meetings:

SSA #60 Commissioners, the volunteer leaders who guide the work of the SSA, meet monthly on the 2nd Wednesday (exceptions noted with *).

Pursuant to the State of Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/2(c), all meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held in the North River Commission office, located at 3403 W Lawrence Ave Ste 301, Chicago, IL 60625 with a hybrid option to join via Zoom. Meetings can be joined at this link. 

  • January - No Meeting
  • February 14, 2024
  • March 13, 2024
  • April 10, 2024
  • May 8, 2024
  • June 12, 2024
  • July 10, 2024
  • August - No Meeting
  • September 11, 2024
  • October 9, 2024
  • November 13, 2024
  • December 11, 2024

Find past meeting materials here.

SSA Commissioners

  • Henrik Christensen: Chair - Resident
  • Mark Aistrope - Co-Chair: Meeting Tomorrow
  • Saima Causevic - Treasurer: North Side Realty
  • Jaime Tyler-Alvarez: - Secretary - Mima's Taste of Cuba
  • Andrew Levin: Bass Management
  • David Maletin: Maletin Management
  • Nick Yassan: Rany Management
  • Sara Lopez: Albany Bank & Trust Co.
  • Andrew Chao: Somethin Sweet Donuts

SSA Documents:


Find more financial records here.

Boundaries of SSA #60

On January 1, 2022, SSA #60's expanded to include 9.5 miles of sidewalk street frontage throughout Albany Park and Irving Park! The current boundaries are as follows:

  • Montrose Ave: The Chicago River to Central Park Ave
  • Lawrence Ave: The Chicago River to Pulaski Ave
  • Kedzie Ave: Ainslie Ave to Irving Park Rd
  • Kimball Ave: Lawrence to Leland
  • Irving Park Rd: California to Central Park Ave