Plan Commission endorses Wrigley Field rehab plan

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Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts took a major step today toward winning city approval for his $500 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and transform the surrounding area in the process.

The Chicago Plan Commission unanimously endorsed the proposal, sending it to the City Council, which is expected to give the final thumbs-up, especially after local Ald. Thomas Tunney, 44th, told commissioners he backs the plan.

Although he continued to discuss with the Cubs and Mayor Rahm Emanuel his opposition to a pedestrian bridge the Cubs want to put up over Clark Street, he said other concerns have been addressed.

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Cubs President of Baseball operations Crane Kenney goes over details of the major renovations plans for Wrigley Field and the immediate area around ballpark. Architect Rebel Roberts has been hired by the Cubs to make the desired changes. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)