Zoning committee to hear Wrigley renovation plan

July 23, 2013 (CHICAGO)

The five-year plan would also add a hotel and build an office-retail complex and plaza. Baseball fans would see a lot of new signs at Wrigley, including a 5,7000-square-foot video board in left field.

If approved Tuesday as expected, the plan would go before the full council Wednesday for a final vote.

On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued the following statement on the progress of the Wrigley Field renovation:

"Today Alderman Tom Tunney and I met to discuss the remaining two issues regarding the planned development of Wrigley Field and adjacent properties. Alderman Tunney and I agree that in addition to the portico over Patterson, which the Cubs agreed to defer last week, that the proposed bridge over Clark Street will also be deferred indefinitely. Additionally, we agree that further discussion is necessary on the location of the entrance to the Hotel. While Alderman Tunney, Tom Ricketts and I have agreed that only the two outfield signs they have secured will be authorized for the duration of their agreement. I am pleased that the Cubs and Rooftop Club owners are having serious discussions to resolve their remaining issues for the duration of their current agreement and I encourage the parties to complete their negotiation. Alderman Tunney and I also agree that there must be public input regarding any future revisions to Sheffield Ave before plans would be approved by any city department and the alderman. While work still needs to be done, overcoming these remaining issues will allow the planned development to go forward so the Cubs can begin investing in Wrigley Field and Wrigleyville," said Mayor Emanuel in a press release.

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