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Take the Survey: Last Chance to Weigh In on Wrigley Renovations!

Proposed renovations to Wrigley Field

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ELVN urges you to share your opinions on the changes that are being passed for Wrigley Field and the surrounding area.

We are extremely concerned that the issues have not been clearly defined and are being passed without any vetting.  EVERYTHING on the Cubs’ wish list could be APPROVED by July 25th City Council meeting.

It is important that you express your opinions by completing the resident’s survey.  The time to act is TODAY!

What are the Details?

This document highlights some of the significant changes included in the Cubs’ proposal (.pdf).

What Can I Do?

Visit the website and take the survey at www.wrigleyresidents.com.  A report based on survey results will be given to the City Council.

What Else Can I Do?

Be advised, the process to get City approval of the FRAMEWORK is quickly moving forward. Note the following schedule of future meetings. All meetings will be in City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., 2nd Floor, in City Council Chambers. We are asking for your support at the following meetings:

July 18, 11 AM – Plan Commission
The Wrigley Field Planned Development is the last item on the agenda and will be heard after the lunch break , about 1:30 PM. The entire Planned Development is on the agenda (Ballpark, Hotel, Office, Plaza, Media Building, Bleacher Walls, and Signage)

July 23, 10 AM – Zoning Committee
The Zoning Committee will receive testimony and then vote on the Planned Development.

July 24, 10 AM – City Council
The full City Council could vote on the Planned Development.

It is important that our community be fully represented at all meetings and the City and Mayor’s Office hear the concerns of the East Lake View community. Plan to attend if you can.

Landmarks Commission Advisory

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“The commission asked the team to include ‘everything we could think of’ in its request for new advertising. The commission approved the plan as part of the broader Wrigley Field renovation package but pulled out the proposals for the two big outfield signs, which will be considered at Thursday’s commission meeting.”

East Lake View Resident,

The June 28th Landmarks Commission meeting was attended by a large number of our Lake View Community.

The testimony given by ELVN was that we supported the renovation of Wrigley Field, but were opposed to the extension of Wrigley Field into the City right of way (especially the narrowing of Waveland Avenue), the 1000 square foot sign in right field, and the 6000 square foot jumbotron in left field.  These changes could change the ambiance and residential character of residential streets adjacent to Wrigley Field forever.

All elements of the Cubs renovation were approved by the Commission except for the 1000 square foot sign in right field and the 6000 square foot jumbotron in left field.  These two signs were deferred until the July 11th regular meeting of the Landmarks Commission.

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks will hold a regular meeting on THURSDAY, July 11, 2013 at 12:45 p.m. in City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., 2nd Floor, in City Council Chambers.

Agenda includes:     Pre-Permit Submission – Outfield Signs

Be advised, the process to get City approval of the FRAMEWORK is quickly moving forward.  Note the following schedule of future meetings.  All meetings will be in City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., 2nd Floor, in City Council Chambers.

July 18, 11 AM – Plan Commission  The Wrigley Field Planned Development is the last item on the agenda and will be heard after the lunch break, about 1:30 PM.  The entire Planned Development is on the agenda (Ballpark, Hotel, Office, Plaza, Media Building, Bleacher Walls, and Signage)

July 23, 10 AM – Zoning Committee  The Zoning Committee will receive testimony and then vote on Planned Development.

July 24, 10 AM – City Council –The full City Council will vote on the Planned Development.

It is important that our community be fully represented at all meetings and the City and Mayor’s Office hear the concerns of the East Lake View community.  Plan to attend if you can.


We would also like to again bring to your attention the opportunity to participate in an online survey being conducted to document the concerns of the Lake View Community regarding the redevelopment of Wrigley Field and the adjacent area, (www.wrigleyresidents.com).  The results will be shared with the City of Chicago.

Landmarks Commission schedules special meeting

jumbotron“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.”

East Lake View Resident,

East Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) wants to bring to your attention a special meeting of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks.

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks will hold a special meeting on THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., 2nd Floor, in City Council Chambers.

DRAFT Agenda items include:

Proposed renovations to include 4 new exterior additions, relocation of the perimeter wall at Sheffield and Waveland to accommodate bleacher expansion, the installation of new outfield signs, and a new roof deck.

Discussion will include:

  • The expansion of Wrigley Field into the public right of way of both Sheffield and Waveland Avenues
  • The installation of a 6000 square foot jumbotron in left field
  • The installation of a 1000 square foot sign in right field

These changes could change the ambiance and residential character of residential streets adjacent to Wrigley Field as well as negatively impact the operation of our rooftop neighbors.

It is important that our community be fully represented at this meeting and the Commission members hear the concerns of the East Lake View community. Plan to attend if you can.

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We would also like to bring to your attention the opportunity to participate in an online survey being conducted to document the concerns of the Lake View Community regarding the redevelopment of Wrigley Field and the adjacent area, (www.wrigleyresidents.com), the results of which will be shared with the City of Chicago.

Cubs Announce Four Friday 3:05pm Start Times

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The Chicago Cubs have announced Friday start times for the remainder of the 2013 season. The four Friday games listed below previously marked as TBD are now scheduled for 3:05pm, CDT.

  • Friday, July 5 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, CSN-TV
  • Friday, July 12 vs. St. Louis Cardinals, WGN-TV
  • Friday, August 2 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, WGN-TV
  • Friday, August 16 vs. St. Louis Cardinals, CSN-TV

Wrigleyville Neighbor Appreciation Night

Wrigleyville Neighbor Appreciation Night is coming up!

If you are interested in attending, your ELVN membership must be paid up.  

Please RSVP for this event by 7pm on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, to friends@eastlakeview.org.

You will be notified by email of the address of the rooftop where this event will take place by noon on Wednesday, April 10th.

We hope to see you there!

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2013 Wrigley Field Advisory Meeting

wrigleysignThe 2013 Wrigley Field Advisory Community Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. It will be held in the Community Room of the 19th District Police Station (850 W. Addison).

The Meeting is held each year “to report on, review, and address, past, present, and potential activities concerning the Cubs’ and the City’s activities for neighborhood protection and improvement related to baseball games and any other events at Wrigley Field; to recommend possible changes and to obtain counsel on the expenditure of the CubFund…”

Discussion will include the proposed Wrigley Field renovation and related Cubs proposals that would significantly affect the East Lake View Community.  Such proposals include:

  • more night games
  • the use of Sheffield Avenue for Cubs’ game day activities
  • the erection of signs that would impact our rooftop neighbors

Be reminded, East Lake View Neighbors is a branch of the Lake View Citizens Council (LVCC).  Read the letter sent to Mayor Emanuel from LVCC (.pdf) that notes the shared concerns of our Community regarding what is being proposed by the Cubs. Also, read the letter sent to Alderman Tunney from LVCC (.pdf).

This meeting will be your opportunity to ask questions and voice your concerns to involved City officials, and to show support for positions taken by Alderman Tunney.

ELVN Community Meeting – Let’s talk Wrigley!

Let your voice be heard about Wrigley Field. Please join us to talk about issues that will affect your neighborhood for the next 30 years. If you have never been to an ELVN meeting, it’s a great way to meet your neighbors!

WHEN: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 – 7pm
WHERE: 19th District Police Station Community Room, 850 W Addison St.

Parking available in the garage.

Community Meeting Topics

Cubs/Wrigley Field Updates

  • Rooftops Association Proposal
  • Friday & Saturday night games
  • Signage
  • Renovations to Wrigley Field
  • Triangle development
  • Hotel development on McDonald’s lot
  • 2013 Concerts & Events

44th and 46th Ward Updates

Proposed ELVN Bylaws Changes

**ELVN Board Election

**Reminder: To be eligible to vote in this election, ELVN dues must have been paid by February 19, 2013.

We hope to see you there!