Cubs to continue free remote parking lot as they seek permit

The Cubs say they will continue to offer free parking at a remote lot on Chicago’s northwest side, as they seek a special permit from the city’s zoning board later this month.
The team has requested a special-use permit to operate the free parking lot in the 3900 block of North Rockwell Street.
The Cubs have been offering free parking there for night and weekend games this season but without a permit from the city.
It is part of an agreement with Mayor Emanuel and Alderman Tom Tunney over the renovations of Wrigley Field.
The remote lot sits in the the city’s 47th ward and Alderman Ameya Pawar says he opposes the plan because it brings 1,000 extra cars to the neighborhood.
A hearing with the Chicago Zoning Board  is scheduled for June 20th.

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