SSA group holding two public meetings

Two public meetings to discuss the proposed Special Service Area (SSA) will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday May 22 and 7 p.m. Thursday May 30, both at Kenwood Academy’s little theater, 5105 S. Blackstone Ave.

An SSA would put an extra property tax on businesses in roughly the same area as the 53rd Street tax increment financing district. That extra tax could then be used to fund street beautification, advertising and other programs designed to attract businesses and shopped to the area.

A 15-minute meeting of the 53rd Street TIF Advisory Council will precede the May 22 meeting.