Emanuel Wants Agreement Between Cubs, Rooftop Owners Before Landmarks Meeting
CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel is urging the Chicago Cubs organization and rooftop club owners to try to come so some kind of meeting of the minds on Wrigley Field just days before the Landmarks Commission is set to consider plans to renovate the stadium, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Back in May, Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts called off talks with the rooftop clubs that overlook the ball field and said the team would go ahead with plans to put seven signs in the outfield that would no doubt block views.
Club owners recently said they would drop plans for a lawsuit if the team reverted to an earlier plan for just two signs. Mayor Emanuel seemed to give a verbal nudge.
“I think we have a situation that both Wrigley Field and Wrigleyville can both gain. I think the ownership needs to be a good neighbor,” said Emanuel. “Not talk about a traffic plan, invest in one. Not talk about a safety plan, invest in one.”
But he stopped short of saying the Cubs should go back to their earlier proposal. The Landmarks Commission meets Thursday afternoon.