Wrigleyville Redevelopment Approved By Plan Commission
By Sean Stillmaker in News on Jun 19, 2010 2:30PM
Yesterday, the Chicago Plan Commission approved The Addison Park on Clark, the official name of the proposed Wrigleyville redevelopment, which will boast a 137 room hotel, 135 apartment units, 145,200 square feet of retail space and, 399 underground parking spaces. Causalities of the wrecking ball would be: Bar Louie, the iO Theater, Salt & Pepper Diner, Goose Island Wrigleyville Brewpub, Mullen’s Bar and Grill, the Red Ivy Sports Lounge, Moxie Dining and Drinks, Pauly’s Pizza Ria and several small businesses along Addison St.
Ald. Tom Tunney supports the redevelopment, which would uproot independent Chicago businesses in his ward and replacing them with chain stores such as Best Buy, Dominick’s, an Apple store and a CVS, the Sun Times earlier reported. A resident at the commission meeting said, “This proposal is a sterilization and suburbanization of the area.” Of nine community groups in the area, six are on record opposing the plan. Community residents started the Save Wrigleyville website where they can sign an online petition opposing suburbanization. The plan will move forward to a full City Council vote shortly.