“We expect construction to begin in November,” said a top mayoral aide, who asked to remain anonymous.
Another Emanuel adviser added, “The mayor is meeting his commitments and expects the Cubs to do the same. But, we also are encouraging them and the rooftops to work out their differences.”
Cubs spokesman Julian Green said the mayor’s decision to waive compensation for the encroachment on Waveland and Sheffield is appropriate considering the “significant economic benefit” that the project will produce.
Green said the Cubs are prepared to do significant structural and electrical work at Wrigley during the off-season. But, he said, “Until we get a resolution with the rooftops, we will not begin construction. And that has yet to happen.”