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To prepare for offseason construction, temporary fencing will be installed along the eastern curb on Clark Street from Addison Street to Waveland Avenue and the northern curb on Addison Street from Clark Street to Sheffield Avenue starting Wednesday, November 9. As a result of this fencing, the pedestrian walkway on the east side of Clark will be closed. Pedestrian traffic will be allowed on the sidewalk along the west side of Clark.
Later this week, the walkway on the west side of Sheffield Avenue from Addison Street to Waveland Avenue will be closed to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrian traffic will be allowed on the sidewalk along the east side of Sheffield. Construction trucks will be staged on Sheffield at various times throughout the offseason.
We will continue to share 1060 Project updates as the offseason progresses.
In support of our commitment to keep you informed about the work happening in and around the ballpark, below is an update on the 1060 Project. All other recent updates about the restoration and expansion of Wrigley Field and the surrounding area are available on Wrigleyfield.com.
Initial work underway on the premium neighborhood boutique hotel at the northwest corner of Clark and Addison streets includes excavation and structural foundation work. Crews will begin drilling the caisson foundations this coming week. This work is expected to be completed within six weeks. Neighbors should expect to see an increase in equipment mobilization near the construction site. Crews will continue to adhere to City of Chicago noise limitations between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
Covered pedestrian walkways, jersey barriers and traffic signage are being installed to minimize the impact to pedestrian and vehicular traffic around the construction site.
We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work to restore and enhance the areas outside Wrigley Field. We hope you will join us in welcoming this exciting addition to our community.
Construction scheduled to begin on premium neighborhood boutique hotel
The portions of the 1060 Project outside Wrigley Field are owned and being developed by Hickory Street Development, an entity owned by the Ricketts family separate from the Cubs. Construction is scheduled to begin this week on the premium neighborhood boutique hotel across the street from Wrigley Field. The development, which is a partnership with Starwood, will include 175 rooms, retail and food and beverage options for visitors and the community to enjoy year-round. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2018.
Initial work at the northwest corner of Clark and Addison streets will include excavation and structural foundation work. Neighbors should also expect to see an increase in equipment mobilization near the construction site. Crews will adhere to City of Chicago noise limitations between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
Covered pedestrian walkways, jersey barriers and traffic signage are scheduled to be installed this week to minimize the impact to pedestrian and vehicular traffic around the construction site.
We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work to restore and enhance the areas outside Wrigley Field. We hope you will join us in welcoming this exciting addition to our community.
Opening Night preparations underway at Wrigley Field
In preparation for the upcoming season, the Cubs will conduct visual, sound and lighting tests at Wrigley Field. Light and sound verification began yesterday, March 31, and additional testing is expected to take place next week.
Sound system tuning is scheduled to take place Monday, April 4, from 3 to 8:30 p.m.
Left and right field video board rehearsals are scheduled to take place between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 7-8. Additional video board rehearsals may occur between 8 a.m. and dusk Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10.
Thank you for your continued support and patience as we work to ensure the fan and visitor experience at Wrigley Field is the best in baseball. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Demolition scheduled to start on former McDonald's building
As part of the 1060 Project, demolition work is expected to begin Monday, March 14, on the former McDonald's building on the northwest corner of Clark and Addison streets. Demolition is expected to last four weeks, with a majority of the work occurring near the start of demolition. Crews will continue to adhere to City of Chicago noise limitations between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
Preparations for Opening Night
With baseball season just a month away, the Cubs are ramping up operations to get ready for Opening Night. We expect delivery truck traffic around Wrigley Field, specifically on Waveland and Sheffield avenues, to reflect the approach of Opening Night Monday, April 11.
We appreciate your continued support and patience. Restoring and enhancing Wrigley Field and developing the surrounding area will benefit the local economy and help ensure the Lakeview community continues to thrive.
Work has begun on the underground sewer on the north side of Addison Street between Sheffield Avenue and Clark Street. This work will impact the flow of traffic on Addison Street during business hours. The street will remain open and crew members and traffic cones will be present to help traffic flow. Portions of the underground work will be limited to business hours - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - to help facilitate traffic during rush hour and in the evenings. This work is expected to be completed by the end of December. Work will continue on the south side of the ballpark through Opening Day, including the current closure of the north sidewalk and a portion of westbound Addison.
Starting this week, Waveland Avenue will be closed from Clark Street to Seminary Avenue. This will affect both eastbound and westbound lanes. This closure will be in place from Monday, November 2, through Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Also starting this week, Clifton Avenue will be closed, except for local, resident traffic, between Grace Street and Waveland Avenue for five weeks while ComEd enlarges a manhole at the intersection of Clark Street and Waveland Avenue. This will reduce Clark Street to one way northbound at the intersection of Clark and Waveland. All southbound Clark Street traffic will be diverted to Racine Avenue from Irving Park Road. During this time, no parking restrictions will be in place on the east side of Clifton Avenue so it can become a two way street to accommodate residents and guests. Free parking will be available to Clifton residents in the Cubs Green Lot located at Grace Street and Clifton Avenue. A parking sticker is required to park in the lot. Residents can contact Brittany Burcham at email@example.com or stop by the Cubs' office at 3721 N. Clark St. to fill out an application and obtain a sticker. Once ComEd completes its work, southbound Clifton will return to one way and the parking will be restored.
The alley east of Clifton Avenue also will be closed to southbound traffic entering Waveland Avenue. An area at the south end of the alley will be created for vehicles to turn around.
Work also will begin on the southeast side of the ballpark Monday. To accommodate construction, the curb lane of westbound Addison Street from Sheffield Avenue to Clark Street will be closed from Monday, November 2, to Sunday, April 10, 2016. During this time, the westbound bus stop on Addison Street will be relocated to the northwest corner of Clark and Addison streets.
Update on Triangle Parcel Construction
This coming week, trucks will begin to deliver a crane to Waveland Avenue between Clifton and Seminary avenues. This crane will be used to help construct the top floors of the office building located on the triangle parcel.
The equipment requires assembly. This process is expected to take two days. Once assembled, the crane will be staged on Waveland Avenue. We anticipate it will be in use by the end of the week and through mid November. During this time, Waveland Avenue between Clifton and Seminary avenues will be closed to vehicle traffic.
Click here for a complete update on construction happening on the triangle parcel.
Update on Sheffield and Waveland Avenues
Sheffield Avenue from Addison Street to Waveland Avenue reopened to vehicle traffic Monday, August 17. Waveland Avenue between Seminary and Sheffield avenues reopened to vehicle traffic today.
Please note in connection with upcoming Wrigley Field concerts, Sheffield and Waveland avenues will be closed for production setup on limited days prior to and during the concerts in late August and early September. Also, as a reminder, during Cubs home games, Sheffield and Waveland avenues typically close to vehicle traffic one hour before the game starts and reopen one hour after the game ends. Please visit www.cubs.com for the up-to-date season schedule.
Pedestrian use of the north sidewalk on Waveland and the east sidewalk on Sheffield remains open during all street closures.
Update on Historic Caretaker's House
Thursday morning, June 18, the 1060 Project team will move the historic caretakers house from its current location in the north end of the Blue Lot back to its original location at the northwest corner of the ballpark across from the fire station. The move is expected to take place between 9-11 a.m.
In order to prepare for the move, the construction team will begin work in and around the Blue Lot at approximately 8 a.m. Portions of the trailer and tent currently housed in the Blue Lot will be temporarily moved to clear a path of travel.
Once the preparatory work has been completed, the house will be moved from its temporary location across the Blue Lot and Waveland Avenue to the northwest corner of Wrigley Field. The relocation is expected to take 45 minutes. During this time, Waveland Avenue between Clifton and Seminary avenues will be closed to through traffic.
The caretakers house was moved to the Blue Lot in November 2014 to allow crews to work inside the ballpark while excavating the lot adjacent to the ballpark for the planned office building and plaza.
Thank you for your continued support and patience as we work to enhance Wrigley Field.
Update on Wrigley Field Sound Levels
Thank you for your continued feedback regarding sound levels at Wrigley Field. Our sound engineers continue to make adjustments to improve our new system. In preparation for our next homestand, we will be conducting sound testing Friday, May 8. While testing in an empty ballpark is not ideal, it is necessary to ensure proper sound system functionality before the opening of the left and center field bleachers on May 11. All testing should conclude by 8 p.m. If you notice additional noise during the testing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your address or location as it helps us pinpoint the most impacted areas.
We are determined to balance existing levels and are committed to finding the right sound volume and direction for Wrigley Field and the surrounding community. Thank you for your continued patience as we work to make these adjustments.
Blue Lot Update
Crews will be working in the Blue Lot tomorrow to install the tent fabric. As a reminder, the Blue Lot, located just west of the fire station between Grace Street and Waveland Avenue, will serve as VIP parking in 2015. The tent and a few trailers will remain in the lot throughout the season.
Preparations for Opening Night
Work will also continue inside the ballpark as the 1060 Project team prepares the field for Opening Night. Please expect the ballpark lights to be on during certain evenings to help with the installation of the video board in the outfield. Leading up to Opening Night, crews will repair and replace fencing materials around Wrigley Field on Waveland and Sheffield avenues and clean-up activities will continue in and around the ballpark.
Update on the Blue Lot
You may have noticed recent changes to the Wrigley Field Blue Lot, located just west of the fire station between Grace and Waveland avenues. The Blue Lot is the temporary home of the historic caretakers house. This house, ordinarily attached to the west side of the ballpark across from the fire station, was moved in November to facilitate construction activities. We anticipate the caretakers house will be returned mid-summer to its home attached to the ballpark.
During the 2015 season, the Blue Lot will also serve as VIP parking for Wrigley Field events. This area will include a tent and a few trailers. Starting tomorrow, crews will be working in the Blue Lot to begin installing posts for the tent which will remain in place throughout the 2015 season.
Bleacher Expansion Update
Progress continues on the Budweiser Bleacher expansion. This week, activity will continue on Waveland and Sheffield avenues, including structural steel work and preparation for upcoming concrete work, weather permitting.2015 Season Preparations
As we prepare for the start of the 2015 baseball season, we continue our ongoing commitment to work to address vehicle traffic and reduce the number of cars driving near Wrigley Field. The Cubs promote public transportation to season ticket holders and other ticket purchasers. On night and weekend games, we offer free remote parking and shuttle services to and from the lot at 3900 N. Rockwell St. We offer free bicycle check service in the McDonalds parking lot across the street from the ballpark.
The Cubs and City departments met with community members last week in a public forum to discuss plans for the upcoming season. Input received from neighbors at last weeks meeting is being reviewed as the Cubs and City finalize plans for the upcoming season. We appreciate the input and will provide additional communications as we get closer to Opening Night.
The 1060 Project team continues to make progress as we get ready for Opening Night, Sunday, April 5, and an exciting season of baseball at Wrigley Field. Structural work continues on Waveland and Sheffield avenues and in the main concourse as crews prepare the ballpark for new player and fan amenities for 2015 and beyond. Please note much of the work will continue to be in progress as the season begins. We appreciate you bearing with us as we work to restore and enhance the Friendly Confines.
As part of the 1060 Project, a new broadcast center will be located at the corner of Clifton and Waveland. The center will become the home for all television networks and affiliates broadcasting Cubs games at Wrigley Field. Work is scheduled to begin tomorrow morning to install a broadcast cable bridge to facilitate communications between the ballpark and production teams during live game and event broadcasts. This bridge will be 17 feet high and will run over Waveland near Seminary. Access to Seminary from Waveland will be restricted while crews install the bridge. This work is expected to be completed by the end of the week. The temporary bridge is expected to remain in place for the 2015 season and will then be replaced by an underground cable connection.
Work is also ongoing along Clark Street to prepare for the new Cubs clubhouse and plaza development. Beginning Monday, March 2, crews are scheduled to start relocating city street lights from the east side to the west side of Clark Street. Due to this work, traffic on Clark Street between Waveland and Patterson avenues will be reduced to one lane between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Crew members will control the flow of traffic. This work is scheduled to be completed by Wednesday, March 4.
Crews are scheduled to begin work Monday morning on the storm drains at the intersection of Waveland Avenue and Clark Street. This work will result in one lane of traffic being closed on Clark Street near Waveland Avenue between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Crew members will control the flow of traffic with construction flags. Work will stop in the evenings between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday of next week. Traffic will return to two lanes during those times. This work is expected to be completed by Wednesday, Feb. 4. We will keep you informed of any additional updates.
Clark Street between Waveland Avenue and Addison Street is planned to be re-striped today to eliminate the curb lane on the east side of the street and the parking lane on the west side of the street. This will result in a single lane of traffic in each direction starting tomorrow. Concrete jersey barriers will be placed adjacent to the curb lane of Clark Street to allow loading of excavated materials from the Red and Purple Lots. As a result of this work, the pedestrian walkway on the east side of Clark Street will be closed until April 2016. Walkers will be directed to cross at Waveland Avenue and Addison Street.
Construction will halt on Thursday in honor of Thanksgiving. Work will continue Friday and throughout the weekend as needed. Crews will adhere to City of Chicago noise limitations between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work to restore and expand Wrigley Field to provide better facilities for our players, more amenities for our fans and continued economic benefits to the community.
As we prepare to break for the holiday and celebrate, we'd like to take a moment to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy the holiday and time with family and friends.
During the week of November 17, the City of Chicago Department of Water Management will be working at the intersections of Waveland and Sheffield avenues and Sheffield Avenue and Addison Street. Partial lane closures will occur at each intersection during this work. Concrete curb and parkway restoration on the east side of Sheffield also will be performed during the week. As part of this work, temporary fencing along the curb may be shifted on a daily basis.
Crews will adhere to City of Chicago noise limitations between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
In addition, crews are scheduled to install temporary fencing in portions of the Blue Lot to secure the storage of construction materials and equipment. Excavation work in the Red and Purple Lots also will continue.
This coming week, Clark Street between Waveland Avenue and Addison Street is planned to be re-striped to eliminate the curb lane on the east side of the street and the parking lane on the west side of the street. This will result in a single lane of traffic in each direction. Concrete jersey barriers will be placed adjacent to the curb lane of Clark Street to allow loading of excavated materials from the Red and Purple Lots.
The City of Chicago Department of Water Management's work on the water main installation will require partial closures of the Waveland and Sheffield Avenues intersection and the Sheffield Avenue and Addison Street intersection. MCI is scheduled to complete the relocation of telephone lines this coming week. This will require partial daily closures of the eastern pedestrian parkway on Sheffield Avenue.
Lastly, as a follow up to our last communication, the 1060 Project team successfully completed the relocation of the historic caretaker's house. The house now rests in the north end of Wrigley Field's Blue Lot for preservation work and is scheduled to return to its original location by Opening Day of 2015.
The 1060 Project team temporarily removed the historic caretaker's house from the northwest corner of Wrigley Field. The house now rests in the north end of Wrigley Field's Blue Lot for preservation work, which will allow the construction crews to complete modifications inside Wrigley Field's Gate K while excavating a new two-story basement level for the planned office building and plaza in the lots immediately adjacent to the ballpark. The caretaker's house is scheduled to return to its original location by Opening Day of 2015.
As part of the Chicago Cubs goal to preserve historic elements of the ballpark, the exterior masonry shell of the building will be restored once the house is moved back into place. The front porch area will be rebuilt using a combination of salvaged and new bricks. The house will be placed on a new foundation installed as part of the plaza basement. Finally, a new roof system will be installed to replace the existing wood frame.
History of the house
The house at 1053 Waveland Ave. was built during a major renovation of then-Cubs Park between the 1922-1923 seasons and reportedly cost $6,000. It was William Wrigley Jr.'s idea to build the home and offer it free of rent to Bobby Dorr, Cubs grounds superintendent from 1919 to 1957, if he would live at the park and watch over the property.
Dorr and his family accepted the offer and moved into the home in 1923. Considered one of the best grounds superintendents in baseball, Wrigley Field was often referred to as "Bobby Dorr's House." Dorr lived there until his death in 1957.
Following Dorr's passing, long-time Cubs traveling secretary Bob Lewis moved his office into the caretaker's house that he also called home. Upon Lewis' full retirement, the home served as an office for the traveling secretary and home secretary and storage for the next several years. Most recently, it has been used as office space for the concessionaires at the ballpark.
Next week, Clark Street between Waveland Avenue and Addison Street is planned to be re-striped to eliminate the curb lane on the east side of the street and the parking lane on the west side of the street. This will result in a single lane of traffic in each direction. Concrete jersey barriers will be placed adjacent to the curb lane of Clark Street to allow loading of excavated materials from the Red and Purple Lots.
MCI will also continue to relocate telephone lines which will require partial daily closures of potions of the Sheffield Avenue and Addison Street intersection as well as the eastern pedestrian parkway on Sheffield Avenue.
In addition, work on the bleacher steel and concrete continues on Waveland Avenue and Sheffield Avenue today and throughout the week. Crews will adhere to City of Chicago noise limitations between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. Neighbors should also expect to see an increase in equipment mobilization.
We appreciate your continued support and patience. Restoring and enhancing Wrigley Field will benefit the local economy and help ensure the Lakeview community continues to thrive.
Work on the bleacher steel and concrete continues on Waveland Avenue tomorrow and throughout the week. Bleacher work along Sheffield Avenue also begins this coming week. Crews will adhere to City of Chicago noise limitations between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
Excavation work will continue in the Red/Purple Lot. Trucks removing debris from the ballpark will continue to load at the south end of the lot.
We'd like to thank the following local businesses supporting the 1060 Project for their efforts to encourage those working on the ballpark to dine locally: Al's Beef, Azteca De Oro, Cozy Noodle & Rice, Flaco's Tacos, The Full Shilling, Giordano's, Lucky's Sandwich Co., Murphy's Bleachers, Rice 'N Bread, The Butcher's Tap, Uncommon Ground, Yak-Zies and Zam Zam Grill. Other local businesses interested in supporting this effort can contact Kam Buckner, manager of Government and Neighborhood Relations, at 773-404-4175.
Restoring and enhancing Wrigley Field will benefit the local economy and help ensure the Lakeview community continues to thrive.
Work on the bleacher steel and concrete begins this week. Crews will adhere to City of Chicago noise limitations between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
Excavation work in the Red/Purple lot will also begin this week. Clark Street will remain open to traffic in both directions, though the east sidewalk will be closed and barriers may extend a few feet into the street. The west sidewalk will remain open.
Temporary fencing has been installed along the east curb on Sheffield from Addison to Waveland. Fencing continues diagonally from the southeast corner of Waveland and Sheffield to the northwest corner, and westbound on Waveland to the east side of the fire station located at the corner of Waveland and Seminary. Beginning Oct. 24, Waveland between Clark and Seminary will be reduced to one lane, eastbound traffic only. In case of an emergency, arrangements are in place for exit and entrance of emergency vehicles.
Work began Oct. 6 on the exterior outfield walls along Waveland and Sheffield avenues. Historic bricks have been identified and are being saved. In the week ahead, this work will continue as the wall is moved to its new location.
As you know, the Cubs have committed to playing in Wrigley Field during the four-year restoration and expansion plan. Therefore, work which affects the ballpark must be undertaken during baseball offseasons. This means work throughout the winter months when construction outdoors can be hampered by weather. Accordingly, construction plans call for work on the project to take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and include work on certain weekends. Work will adhere to City of Chicago noise limitations between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. As the project progresses, work hours may be extended during specific timeframes, if needed.
Public works and utility infrastructure work progresses
Peoples Gas and the City of Chicago Department of Water Management continue work this week to relocate underground public works and utility infrastructure in support of the project. The utility companies do not anticipate any major service disruptions. If there are disruptions to service, the utility companies will attempt to contact property owners directly.
Update on vehicle and pedestrian traffic
For the last few weeks, portions of Waveland and Sheffield avenues have been closed to vehicle traffic. Pedestrian traffic remains open on sidewalks along the north side of Waveland Avenue and the east side of Sheffield Avenue. While we hope to minimize impact on the community, it was necessary to close these streets in the initial phase to accommodate work on the Budweiser Bleachers. These street closures will remain in effect until construction on this portion of the ballpark concludes.
We continue to work with Alderman Tunney's office and the Chicago Department of Transportation to accommodate traffic on neighboring streets. All streets other than Waveland and Sheffield avenues remain open. Since access to Waveland Avenue is closed, we have worked with the City to allow use of the alley between Kenmore and Seminary avenues to facilitate easier exit from Kenmore during construction. Pepper Construction is using property east of the alley between Sheffield and Kenmore and will maintain an open lane to allow vehicles exiting Kenmore direct access to Sheffield. The Cubs have committed to snow removal during the winter to make sure this access is maintained and inconvenience is minimized during construction.
We look forward to the start of these exciting plans for restoration and expansion of Wrigley Field. We appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to work with you to make Wrigleyville a great place to live, work and visit.
Beginning Friday, Sept. 26, Waveland and Sheffield avenues will be closed to vehicle traffic. Pedestrian traffic will be allowed on sidewalks along the north side of Waveland and the east side of Sheffield. While we hope to minimize impact on the community, it is necessary to close these streets in the initial phase to accommodate the demolition of the Wrigley Field bleachers and subsequent reconstruction. These street closures will remain in effect until construction on this portion of the ballpark concludes.
The team is working with Alderman Tunney's office and the Chicago Department of Transportation to accommodate traffic on Clifton, Kenmore and Seminary avenues. There were signs posted recently that indicate no parking on Kenmore, however, our talks with CDOT do not include any plans to strip parking on any of the residential streets along Waveland (Clifton Ave., Seminary Ave., Kenmore Ave.). More information on this will be provided shortly.
This week, portions of Waveland and Sheffield avenues will be closed. Soon, the City of Chicago will begin relocating underground water and sewer infrastructure in preparation for the renovation and expansion of Wrigley Field. The street closures won't impact ballpark access or gameday operations so fans do not have to adjust their travel routines going to and from Cubs games. As a reminder, Cubs fans are strongly encouraged to use public transportation. As the season concludes, we will begin the Budweiser Bleacher expansion project.
Residential Parking on Waveland and Sheffield
As outlined in the Wrigley Field expansion plan, residential street parking will no longer be available on non-event days along Waveland and Sheffield. To assist affected neighbors, the Cubs will offer free residential parking on non-event days in the Green Lot at 1126 W. Grace. Residents in the area bordered by Addison on the South, Racine/Clark to the West, Irving Park on the North and Wilton on the East can come to the Cubs office at 3721 N. Clark and fill out a neighbor parking application and receive a sticker which will allow Green Lot access. To be issued a Green Lot sticker, residents must have a valid City of Chicago vehicle sticker and proof of address.
*These articles have been updated as needed as work progresses.