Tunney suggests parking garage part of Wrigley Field mix

Wrigleyville’s alderman said Wednesday that the Cubs are considering construction of a parking garage north of the ballpark to help relieve parking woes that residents worry would worsen if the city allowed more night games and concerts at the stadium.

Ald. Thomas Tunney, 44th, talked about the possibility as negotiations over Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts’ proposal to renovate Wrigley Field and build a hotel on Clark and Addison streets continued well past Ricketts’ self-declared deadline for a deal.

A major sticking point has been the desire of residents to add parking in the congested neighborhood as part of a deal that includes a $300 million ballpark rehab and a $200 million neighborhood development plan.

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