Commission on Chicago Landmarks
Despite objections from many local property owners and residents, the city of Chicago is considering landmark status for the Fulton-Randolph Market District along the west bank of the Chicago River.
The Cubs’ plan is moving forward as they hoped.
This will allow the Cubs to make their presentation to the Commission on Landmarks on Thursday.
Many residents of the neighborhood surrounding Wrigley Field don’t like the Cubs’ plan to put a massive video screen in left field and a new advertising board in right field.
The team hasn’t responded yet, so this may not mean much in the big picture.
Business owners in the city’s trendy Fulton Market area were urging the Emanuel administration to drop plans to designate the district as a city landmark, and turn the wholesale market into a tourist-oriented farmers market like Pike Place in Seattle.
The wrecking ball won’t claim the former Prentice Women’s Hospital building for at least three more weeks.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks is expected to soon weigh in on whether to demolish the distinctive concrete cloverleaf building that once housed Prentice Women’s Hospital.
The Cubs have won approval from a landmark review panel for a new advertising sign in the Wrigley Field bleachers, but they could face a big hurdle ahead.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks endorsed landmark status for five commercial buildings that used to contain taverns owned by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.