Cubs get OK for arch over Clark Street

The Chicago Cubs are another step closer to beginning work on renovating Wrigley Field after the Chicago Plan Commission today approved a variety of tweaks to the team’s previously approved stadium renovation plan, including a new arch for advertising over Clark Street.

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Per a recent agreement between the team and City Hall, the Cubs would be granted an expansion of its property line 25 feet closer to the street than it is now.

In return, the team would remove from its plan a pedestrian bridge over Clark Street and a patio deck over Patterson Street connected to a planned hotel, as well as shift the entrance of the hotel from Patterson to Clark Street.

New to the plan now is a “brand arch” stretching over Clark Street between Patterson and Addison Streets — an idea that was floated in community meetings earlier this year.

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