06/27/2013 12:19 pm ET

Tunney Demands Big Changes In Wrigley 'Framework'


Chicago Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th, has thrown a big last-minute wrench into negotiations over the Cubs' $500 million proposal to revamp Wrigley Field, saying he cannot support it without major changes.

In a letter to Chicago Cubs Executive Vice President Michael Lufrano, Mr. Tunney demanded a sharp reduction in proposed signage in the ballpark and other shifts, including the removal of a proposed pedestrian bridge over Clark Street between the stadium and a hotel the team plans to build to the west.

The letter was sent in advance of a meeting scheduled Thursday morning, at which the Commission on Chicago Landmarks is scheduled to consider the proposal.

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