Hal Dardick, Chicago Tribune reporter
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Despite the Chicago City Council's approval last week of the $500 million plan to remake Wrigley Field and the surrounding area, a dispute between Cubs ownership and the rooftop clubs remains a potential obstacle to construction crews firing up their equipment after the season ends.

WRally for Wrigley



Neighbors say they’re not anti-Cubs, but they’re not getting the answers they need to make informed decisions, and Mayor Emanuel isn’t listening.


More than 200 people turned out for the rally, on the corner of Clark Street and Patterson, in the ballpark’s shadow.


July 18, 2013 1:00pm
Planning Commission at City Hall 2nd floor Council Chambers
The Cub's Planned Development will be the last item on the agenda
Issue(s): the entire planned development, including the Ballpark, Hotel, Office,  Plaza, Media Building, bleacher walls, signage outside the ballpark.

July 23, 2013 10:00am
Zoning Committee City Hall
Testimony and vote on Planned Development by the  Committee - includes the entire plan (see above)

July 24, 2013 10:00am
City Council City Hall
This is when the full council votes on the Planned Development.

No more "ride the noodle"

Joe Resident owns a property zoned RT-3.5 in the City of Chicago.  Joe wants to make more money on his property.  Joe decides to expand his 3-flat, making it twice as tall - so that he can rent 6 units instead of only 3.  He doesn't care that his building will be twice the height of any of his neighbors, he has "property rights" and "should be able to make as much money as he can on his property."

Joe then decides 6 rental units "will not yield the return on investment he deserves on his property".........

Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF,) is hosting a free public program on the positive and not so positive potential impacts of the Wrigley renovation.  The program is part of a bi-annual series that covers local urban planning topics like a Chicago casino the increase of big box stores within city limits.  Wrigley will be the July 15th topic.

DATE: Monday, July 15th
TIME: 6:00-8:00 pm
LOCATION: Moe’s Cantina, 3518 N. Clark Street

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: http://www.architecture.org/wrigley


Hotel Elevations


Aggregated rendering based on zoning application filed 5/8 and Addison Park on Clark drawings

Ald. Tunney demands changes to Wrigley plan
June 27, 2013|By John Byrne | Clout Street
Read the Article from the Chicago Tribune here: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/


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