Some Rooftop Owners Sue Over Wrigley Field Renovation Project

Several Wrigleyville Rooftops Association owners have filed suit in the Circuit Court of Cook County seeking administrative review of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks’ July 10, 2014 decision to preliminarily approve renovations to Wrigley Field.

The Cubs’ plan to erect two Jumbo-trons, five outfield signs, and up to an additional eight rows of bleacher seats. The rooftop owners claim the additions will block the rooftops’ views into the stadium in violation of the 2004 settlement agreement between rooftop owners and the Cubs.

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks approved a massive renovation project for Wrigley Field after a four-hour meeting on Thursday July 10, 2014.

The proposal included seven new outfield signs and the re-location of bullpens to the outfield under the bleachers. Rooftop owners had threatened to sue the Cubs for violating their contract if they block the views, and many Lakeview neighbors at the meeting said they opposed the proposed renovations for other reasons.

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