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 52 active SSAs in Chicago. All SSA meetings are open to the public. View our SSA60 meeting schedule here to attend.

Current programs and services within the business district:

SSA #60 Vendors for 2022:

2023 SSA Commission meeting dates:

Meetings will be conducted via Zoom until further notice. Meetings are open to all and can be joined at this link. 

  • January 11, 2023
  • February 8, 2023
  • March 8, 2023
  • April 12, 2023
  • May 10, 2023
  • June 7, 2023
  • July 12, 2023
  • September 13, 2023
  • October 11, 2023
  • November 8, 2023
  • December 13, 2023

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:

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
2022 SSA60 Map - Yellow-01