Waveland, Sheffield Narrowing Approved

The city’s panel on Transportation and Public Way today OK’d the team’s plan to move its property lines farther into Sheffield and Waveland avenues than what was previously approved.

That includes extending Wrigley Field’s footprint 25 feet closer to Sheffield Avenue and just more than 24 feet on Waveland than it is today, allowing the team to move exterior outfield walls back to accommodate new signage.

In return, the Cubs will pay $3.75 million over the next decade into the “Cub Fund,” which the city uses for infrastructure improvements to the Lakeview area, including new lighting and new traffic signals along Clark Street between Belmont Avenue and Irving Park Road.

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