Southtown Corridor Improvement Authority

About

The Southtown CIA encompasses six business districts in their development area: Boston Square, Madison Square, Seymour Square, Alger Heights, Eastern & Franklin, and South Division (from Wealthy to Hall).


Annual Activity Synopsis

The Southtown CIA does not have tax increment revenues which have not been expended within 5 years of their receipt.


Facade Improvement Program

Are you a commercial business owner or property owner within the Southtown Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) Boundary? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the Southtown CIA Facade Improvement Program.


Development Support Policy

The Southtown CIA has a development support policy, which provides support for certain development projects that need significant public infrastructure investments and results in at least one of the following:

  • Retention of permanent jobs
  • Creation of permanent jobs
  • Addition of residential units
  • Creation of new greenspace available to the public

Download Policy(PDF, 111KB)


Sub-Committees

Facade Review Committee

This committee reviews all applications submitted for the facade improvement program and makes funding recommendations to the Southtown CIA for approval.

Design Committee

This committee focuses on streetscape, and public space design and improvements. This committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 11:00 AM.

Business Development Committee

This committee supports the development of new or existing businesses. This committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM.

Facade Committee

This committee reviews all applications submitted to the facade improvement program. This committee meets on the second Monday of the month at 2:00 PM.

If you have an interest in joining a committee or learning more, please contact the Southtown CIA Corridor Manager.


Meetings

The Southtown CIA meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 11:00 am.


Current Board Members

  • Helen Harp, Chair (Term Ends: 12/31/2024)
  • Jonathan Farman, Vice-Chair (Term Ends: 12/31/2022)
  • Darel Ross, Secretary (Term Ends: 12/31/2023)
  • Bill DeJong (Term Ends: 12/31/2021)
  • Isaac Norris (Term Ends: 12/31/2021)
  • Kristian Grant (Term Ends: 12/31/2023)
  • Ruben Ramos (Term Ends: 12/31/2022)
  • Commissioner Senita Lenear (Term Ends: 12/31/2021)
  • Vacant (Term Ends: 12/31/2024)

Budgets


Documents and Links


Contracts

Kelsey Liebenow

Kelsey Liebenow provides corridor management services to the Southtown CIA. Learn More

61st District Court

The 61st District Court provides trash maintenance for the six business districts within the Southtown CIA boundary. Learn More

Building Bridges Professional Services

Building Bridges provides landscape maintenance for the six business districts within the Southtown CIA boundary. Learn More


Audits

The Southtown CIA is audited as part of the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).


Contact

Kelsey Liebenow
southtowncid@gmail.com


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