City: Cubs need special permit for remote parking lot

The Cubs’ plan to offer free remote parking this season has been thrown a major curve.

The city recently ruled the team must apply for a special-use permit to operate its complimentary parking service on the Northwest Side, a move that places the much-publicized lot’s future in jeopardy.

In an effort to block the lot earlier this year, Ald. Ameya Pawar, 47th, asked the city law department to review whether the Cubs could legally use the lot without a permit.

Pawar said he would oppose the organization’s request when it goes before the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals, a stance that could make it difficult for the team to receive the necessary paperwork.

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