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Lucas Museum Receives City Council Approval

Lucas Museum Receives City Council Approval

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The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has officially cleared a big hurdle — The Chicago City Council has approved the project. The vote in the Council was to take place last week, but the Chicago Bears raised an objection to a previously agreed upon deal involving parking and tailgating for football fans and advertising around Soldier Field and the museum.

The new deal negotiated grants the team increased parking — from 6,500 spaces to 7,800 — and additional parking in a structure located near both the stadium and museum. Tailgating football fans will also see an increase from 3,161 to 3,361 available spaces, along with space on an event prairie located near the museum.

The vote also allows the Bears increased advertising in and around Soldier Field, with proceeds going toward renovations and repairs.

One issue remains — The pending lawsuit in federal court filed by the environmental preservation group, Friends of the Parks. The next court date in that case is scheduled for November 10.

Source: Chicago Tribune

For more on the history of the Lucas Museum in Chicago, click here.

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1 Comment

  1. Melinda
    November 3, 2015 at 11:02 Reply

    This is good news — even if it included the Bears getting their way about some issues. 😉 (This coming from a Packers fan. 🙂 )

    I hope November 10 comes and goes with good news for GL — and Star Wars fans. 🙂 While the proposed museum is not a SW museum (per se), I, for one, am looking forward to its inclusion on Chicago’s museum campus. And visiting it with some of my favorite Star Wars friends, of course. 🙂

    MTFBWY 🙂

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