Mayor Emanuel Says Cubs Not Ready to Meet with Landmarks Commission

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed Wednesday the changes the Cubs unveiled on Tuesday to the team’s plan to restore, renovate and expand Wrigley Field. And the Mayor is not happy.

According to the Sun-Times, “Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared that his handpicked Commission on Chicago Landmarks would not consider the revised plan to build seven outfield signs, including a second video board, 300 new seats and new outfield light standards because there were elements of it that no one at City Hall had ever seen before that would impact landmarked elements of the century old stadium.”

The Cubs did not clearly communicate the latest changes to the Wrigley Field plan with City Hall despite what Crane Kenney said on Tuesday. Mayor Emanuel said that no one knew about moving the bullpens to underneath the bleachers and the Mayor is also “frustrated that the Cubs are returning to City Hall seeking more signs after a deal already had been carefully crafted last year” according to a report from the Tribune.

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