Parking restrictions proposed for concerts held at Wrigley Field

(Phil Velasquez / Chicago…)
February 13, 2013|By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco | RedEye

The neighborhood parking restrictions in place for night games at Wrigley Field may apply to concerts held at the ballpark.

A proposal introduced to the City Council on Wednesday by aldermen Ameya Pawar (47th), James Cappleman (46th), Tom Tunney (44th) and Scott Waguespack (32nd) would extend the LV2 parking permit restrictions.

Currently, cars can be towed if they do not have the LV2 parking permit and park between 5-10 p.m. during Cubs night games in the Lakeview area bordered by Irving Park Road, Roscoe Street and Ashland and Ravenswood avenues.

Under the proposal, the restrictions would apply to concerts at Wrigley Field including the Pearl Jam concert on July 19.

The measure goes to the City Council's Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety for consideration.

Other measures that were introduced to the City Council include:

  • A 25-year lease for $1 for the Park District to manage the 13-acre Bloomingdale Trail Park, which could open to visitors as early as the end of 2014. The Committee on Housing and Real Estate will consider it.
  • A ban on the sale of products containing triclosan, an anti-bacterial ingredient. Fines would be from $100 to $300. It will go to the joint meeting of the Finance Committee and the Committee on Health and Environmental Protection.
  • The allocation of $400,000 from the open space fee fund to go toward design engineering of the Chicago Riverwalk, a continuous walkway along the river from State to Lake streeets. It is forwarded to the Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation.

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