The Chicago Cubs did it! They won city approval on something!
Of course, it was approval to keep operating a free remote parking lot that the city commanded they open up in the first place. Chicago, baby.
Earlier this year, as part of the City of Chicago’s approval of various Wrigley Field-renovation-related items (including the increase in night games at Wrigley), the Cubs opened up a remote parking lot at 3900 N. Rockwell St., which the team leases and operates at no cost to users, complete with a shuttle to Wrigley. No good deed goes unpunished, however, and the Alderman in whose ward the lot sits decided that it was a blight on his community, and fought the Cubs in the permitting process (after the lot had already gone operational).
The Cubs won approval by the Zoning Board to keep operating the lot, however, so long as they satisfy a handful of conditions, laid out here by Danny Ecker.
The overall renovation plan remains stalled thanks to Outfield Gategate, and the Cubs cannot move forward until their revised renovation plan is approved by the Landmarks Commission. That could come in the next few weeks. Maybe. Hopefully.