The Cubs passed the last major hurdle on Tuesday when they received unanimous approval from the Zoning Committee on their plans to restore Wrigley Field. The Cubs are expected to receive approval from the City Council on Wednesday.
The Cubs had to make three concessions to their plans in order for the renovation plans to receive approval from Ald. Tom Tunney. The Cubs agreed to “remove plans to build a portico on a proposed 182-room hotel on Clark Street, which was to connect to Wrigley Field via a crosswalk bridge spanning Clark as part of the $500 million rehabilitation” according to a report from DNAInfoChicago.com. The Cubs “will also reconsider placement of the hotel entrance from a side street to either Clark or Addison Street.”