Request For Proposals


 Establishment of a Special Service Area


The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce is seeking a consultant to assist with the application for the establishment of a Special Service Area as required by the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development.


Services will be provided beginning December 2019 and continue through the passage of the ordinance by City Council no later than December 2020.  The services are intended to be comprehensive and are described below.


Services requested:

Consultant will be responsible for the completion of the SSA Designation Steps as outlined in the City of Chicago’s “2021 Special Service Area Designation Steps”. 


Requested services include:


  • Attend advisory committee meetings

  • Prepare a study area map with tax parcel, ward, TIF detail and other relevant information

  • Prepare an SSA database

  • Conduct a Needs Assessment

  • Establish metrics and baseline data.  Metrics may include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare a legal draft version of the proposed SSA boundaries

  • Draft the SSA District Plan

  • Assist in the completion SSA Application and Designation Packet, including any corrections needed as recommended by the City

  • Attend Public Hearing at City Hall

  • Host a minimum of two community meetings, distribute additional material and host additional meetings, as needed.


Please submit a proposal by 5 p.m., Friday December 20, 2019. NO LATE PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 


Proposals should include:

  • a scope of services

  • A timeline for completion of each task

  • Description of firm and resumes of consultants assigned to project

  • 3 references

  • Relevant prior experience

  • Detailed costs including consultant fees and other projected expenses.



If you have questions, please call Jessica at 773.489.3222 or email at the address below.

Proposals should be sent to:

Jessica Wobbekind,