What's going on in the district? See below!
Taco Tuesday ... for a Cause
February 28, 2017
La Principal, 700 Main Street
Dine with us the last Tuesday of every month, and we will donate $1, for every taco sold, to a worthy cause. The first beneficiary is the ACLU. Bring your appetites out on 2/28/17, grab a taco (or many tacos) and help a worthy cause. $1 for every taco sold - dine-in, take-out and delivery - will be donated to the ACLU.
Farewell to Storyville:
Commemorating the Cradle of Early Jazz
March 4, 2017
The Madison Room
New Orleans-based clarinet crusader Evan Christopher returns to Chicagoland to team up with ragtime authority and MacArthur Fellow Reginald R. Robinson. Together, they will commemorate the centenary of the closing of Storyville, the fabled district where pioneers of traditional New Orleans music transformed the popular ragtime of the day.
International Women's Day: A Conversation with Women Entrepreneurs, Artists and Law Enforcement
March 8, 2017
Evanston Township High School
A conversation about women's economic progress and the journey ahead. Featuring Keynote speaker Evelyn Diaz, President of Heartland Alliance, and a special performance by "Louder Than a Bomb"
Opus 327 Concert
March 12, 2017
St. Luke's Church, 939 Hinman
Charles Metz - Fortepiano Recital in the St. Luke’s Lady Chapel
2017 district-wide events!
Keep watching for details
July 28-30, 2017
Charity Wine Walk
September 14, 2017
Trick or Treat the Mile
October 28, 2017
2nd Annual Meeting / Party
October 19, 2017
Small Business Saturday
November 25, 2017
Upcoming PUBLIC meetings
Governance-Audit Committee Meeting
Mon. 2/27/2017 3:00pm @ CoLab (900 Chicago Avenue)
Placemaking Committee Meeting
Mon. 3/20/2017 3:45pm @ Cultivate Urban Rainforest (704 Main Street)
Marketing Committee Meeting
Mon. 3/21/2017 9:00am @ The Collage Cafe (912 Sherman Ave)
The SSA board meets on the first Monday of each month at Hip Circle Studio (709 Washington Street)
Meets 2nd Monday of the month at CoLab; 9-10:30am unless otherwise noted
Meeting times and locations vary on the 2nd Monday of the month. See below for details
Marketing & Events
Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at Collage Cafe, 9-10:30am
SSA Board Members
term expires: 2018
term expires: 2017
In 2014, over 60 small businesses located in Southeast Evanston signed a petition in support of investigating the creation of a Special Service Area for the commercial districts that currently make up the Chicago/Dempster business district and the Main Street business district. A Special Service Area (SSA) is defined by Illinois State Statute as a contiguous area within a municipality or county in which special services are provided in addition to those services provided generally throughout the municipality or county. Special services include things like landscaping, advertising, public art, and extra garbage collections. The special services are paid from revenues collected from taxes levied or imposed upon property within that area.
A steering committee made up of area business and property owners worked with consultant to hold a series of 3 public meetings to seek feedback from the community about the proposal. Based on the feedback by residents, businesses, and property owners, a proposed budget and tax cap were developed and presented to the Evanston City Council. The City Council adopted the ordinances establishing the SSA during the summer of 2015.
Click on the map for a more detailed view of SSA boundaries.
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