07/18/2013 06:47 pm ET Updated Sep 17, 2013

City Plan Commission Approves Wrigley Field Revamp


With a surprise endorsement from local Ald. Tom Tunney (44th), the Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday approved the Cubs' $500 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and develop the land around it.

Tunney's acquiescence -- after another round of concessions from the Cubs and a promise to "continue dialogue" about a controversial pedestrian bridge over Clark Street -- appears to avert a City Council floor fight over aldermanic privilege that would have been a bitter redux of the 2008 showdown over a Children's Museum in Grant Park.

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