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Lucas Museum Clears Another Hurdle *UPDATED*

Lucas Museum Clears Another Hurdle *UPDATED*

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The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is one step closer to being a reality for Chicago. On Monday, the City Council Zoning Committee gave its approval to the project — with one vote against — and now it comes down to a full City Council vote today.

Last week, the Plan Commission also approved the proposed lakefront museum — However, the project still faces opposition from Friends of the Parks. The next court date for the pending lawsuit is November 10.

Should the museum prevail, construction could begin in the spring with an estimated opening date set for 2019.

Source: Chicago Tribune

Find out more about the Lucas Museum’s Chicago saga here.

*UPDATE*

The full vote in the City Council has been delayed pending further negotiations between the Lucas Museum and the Chicago Bears. The proposed museum would be built on an existing parking lot used by Bears fans for tailgating during football season (which amounts to a handful of games actually played at neighboring Soldier Field). The Lucas Museum has made concessions that would allow space for the tailgating fans, but the Chicago Bears believe they can negotiate a better deal with the museum. The Bears are in full support of the project — It just comes down to an issue of being inconvenienced.

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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