Landmarks Commission Advisory


“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, (  The results will be shared with the City of Chicago.