Under pressure from the Cubs, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks on Thursday called a special meeting for next week to consider the massive influx of stadium signage needed to renovate Wrigley Field without a public subsidy.
“The process is being rushed. There needs to be a full vetting,” said Jill Peters, president of the Southport Neighbors Association.
“We have concerns about the amount of signage. It’s not reasonable to demand these public meetings when the community process hasn’t been completed.”
Cubs spokesman Julian Green said the team requested the June 27 special meeting because it needs quick approval from the Landmarks Commission to pave the way for construction to begin as soon as the regular season ends.