With Alderman and City on Board, Wrigley Renovation is a Go
Jul19

With Alderman and City on Board, Wrigley Renovation is a Go

The latest plan to renovate Wrigley Field got a big thumb’s up from the Chicago Plan Commission last night, and a change of heart from 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney, meaning the half-billion dollar plan is pretty much a done deal. Procedurally, it still has to be approved by the entirety of the Chicago City Council, but council members almost never vote against the recommendation of the alderman in whose ward a project is...

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Of Preservation and Parasites: Architects Debate the Latest Wrigley Field Renovation Plan
Jul16

Of Preservation and Parasites: Architects Debate the Latest Wrigley Field Renovation Plan

The Chicago Cubs own the record for the longest stretch without a World Series win. Can a renovated, revitalized Wrigley Field change their fortunes, and perhaps lift the 104-year old curse? Whether or not a modern, digital scoreboard (inside the park) and shiny new office building and hotel (outside the park) turn the team around isn’t known. What is clear: the changes to Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood will bring in...

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After Four Years of Negotiations, Another Wrigley Renovation May Be At Hand
Apr15

After Four Years of Negotiations, Another Wrigley Renovation May Be At Hand

We don’t cover Wrigley Field (1080 West Addison Street) renovations often enough on this blog. The main reason is that anything involving the ballpark is so tangled in politics, infighting, and special interests. 90% of it is taking heads, and 10% is actual development news. Plus, Wrigley renovations are one of the few urban development issues that the local television stations actually cover well. Still, today’s news from...

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