New development angers Wrigleyville residents

Residents who live near a proposed apartment and hotel project by Wrigley Field are voicing concerns over traffic and design issues.

At a Wednesday night meeting hosted by Ald. Tom Tunney [D-44th], residents heard details of the proposed development.

Some said they are worried that the project, located across  Clark Street from Wrigley Field, could be taller than surrounding buildings and would house a 130-unit hotel.

Tunney said the project has been scaled down over the past year. It must pass zoning approval and other hurdles before developers can begin building, Tunney said.

Developer Steven Schultz said he has worked to factor concerns of residents and local businesses into the project. Traffic studies are in progress, and Shultz said he is working with city transportation officials to pick hotel entrance and exit locations that won't snarl traffic.

The project could take roughly two years to build. Zoning and development plans are expected to be available to the public on the 44th Ward's official website as the project proceeds.

Residents with further concerns may attend public meetings with the Hawthorne Neighbors Association as well as the Lakeview Citizens Council.

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CRAIG GERNHARDT, 01-26-2008

Schultz, Steven 1025 W Addison St

Chicago, IL 606134304

Occupation: Owner

Employer: Central Management Inc $500.00

6/8/2004 Individual Contribution

Citizens for Tunney



Schultz, Steven 1025 W Addison St

Chicago, IL 606134304

Occupation: Owner

Employer: Central Management Inc $1,000.00

8/22/2005 Individual Contribution

Citizens for Tunney



Schultz, Steven 1025 W Addison St

Chicago, IL 606134304

Occupation: Owner

Employer: Central Management Inc $1,500.00

9/4/2007 Individual Contribution

Citizens for Tunney

Schultz, Steven A 1025 W Addison

Chicago, IL 60613 $500.00

10/29/1998 Individual Contribution



Hansen For Alderman Committee

Schultz, Steven A. 1025 W. Addison Street

Chicago, IL 60613 $250.00

12/31/2002 Individual Contribution

Citizens for Tunney

Schultz, Steven A. 1025 W Addison St

Chicago, IL 606134304

Occupation: Investor

Employer: Creative Investments $1,250.00

10/6/2006 Individual Contribution

44th Ward Regular Democratic Org

Schultz, Steven A. 1025 W Addison St

Chicago, IL 606134304

Occupation: Investor

Employer: Central Development $500.00

10/22/2004 Individual Contribution

44th Ward Regular Democratic Org

GEOFF DOUGHERTY (THE EDITOR), 01-27-2008

Craig,



Thanks for the info. Certainly gives additional perspective to the issue.