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For residents who live on specified streets near Wrigley Field, complimentary residential parking is available for you at the Cubs Toyota Camry Lot on Grace Street during construction. Please contact the Cubs to obtain a permit for use of the lot. Learn more »


As we prepare to welcome fans to the Friendly Confines for the National League Division Series (NLDS), we want to make sure you have all the relevant information regarding our postseason preparations. We continue to work closely with the City of Chicago and Alderman Tunney's office to create a plan that helps keep the neighborhood safe, informed, clean and vibrant for postseason games. To view the entire 2017 Postseason schedule, including broadcast information, visit www.mlb.com/postseason.

We hope you also take a moment to stop by the Cubs front office at 1101 W. Waveland to pick up a free #FlyTheW poster to show your Cubs support in the neighborhood. Our office is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Posters are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thank you for your continued support.

Game and Gate Times

Our NLDS Home Game 1 is scheduled to start at 3:08 p.m. CDT Monday, October 9. In the event both American League Division Series are over, the start time will move to 4:38 p.m. CDT.

Our NLDS Home Game 2, if necessary, is scheduled to start at 4:38 p.m. CDT Tuesday, October 10. In the event the Dodgers-Diamondbacks series is over, the start time will move to 7:08 p.m. CDT.

Gates are expected to open approximately two hours before each game.

For the most up-to-date schedule and broadcast information, please visit www.mlb.com/postseason. The postseason schedule is subject to change.

Neighborhood Protections

As we have during each Cubs game this season, the Cubs will continue to fund additional security personnel to be on neighborhood streets one hour before the games begin and up to three hours after the games end. Personnel will help monitor crowds, observe activity in the community and deter disruptive behavior.

The Cubs Hotline also will be open one hour before the games begin until two hours after the games end. To address non-emergency traffic-related issues, please call 1-866-4-CPD-TOW (1-866-427-3869). In case of emergency, call 911.

We will continue to offer free remote parking at 3900 N. Rockwell St., just east of the Chicago River and accessed from Irving Park Road. This lot includes free shuttle service to and from Wrigley Field. Service begins three hours before the first pitch, and returning shuttles board postgame and run approximately one hour after the end of the game. Shuttles will be staged on the westbound curb lane on Addison Street between Racine Avenue and Southport Avenue, and will load passengers at Magnolia Avenue. The Cubs free bike check service also will continue during the postseason. The service will be available just east of the main entrance for the CTA Red Line stop on Addison Street. The bike check will open approximately three hours before the start of each game and close one hour after each game ends.

CTA buses will be staged on the westbound curb lane on Addison Street between Racine Avenue and Southport Avenue, and will load passengers at Lakewood Avenue. A designated limousine and ride share services drop-off, staging and pick-up will be located on Irving Park Road between Clark Street and Seminary Avenue. Taxi drop-off, staging and pick-up will be located on Clark Street between Roscoe Avenue and School Street/Aldine Avenue.

Parking Restrictions

Parking restrictions have been established by the Chicago Police Department for our upcoming postseason games on the following streets starting at 8 a.m. CDT Monday, October 9, through 1 a.m. CDT Wednesday, October 11:

  • Clark Street from Roscoe Street to Irving Park Road (both sides)
  • Sheffield Avenue from Grace Street to Roscoe Street (both sides)
  • Addison Street from Halsted Street to Southport Avenue (both sides)
  • Racine Avenue from Roscoe Street to Grace/Clark Street (both sides)
  • Irving Park Road from Clark Street to Seminary Avenue (both sides)
  • Eddy Street from Clark Street to the first alley west of Clark Street (both sides)
  • Cornelia Avenue from Clark Street to the first alley west of Clark Street (both sides)
  • Newport Avenue from Clark Street to the first alley west of Clark Street (both sides)
  • Additional parking restrictions will be in place for ComEd through Thursday, October 12, on the following streets. ComEd trucks will stage at their substations for all home and away postseason games.
  • Seminary Avenue from Newport Avenue to the first alley north of Newport Avenue (both sides)
  • Newport Avenue from Seminary Avenue to the first alley east of Sheffield Avenue (north side only)
  • 3900 block of Seminary Avenue (both sides)

Street Closures

Street closures have been established by the Chicago Police Department for our NLDS home games. The following street closures go into effect two hours prior to the start of each game and will be in place until one hour after each game:

  • Clark Street will be closed from Racine Street to Newport Avenue.
  • Sheffield Avenue will be closed from Clark Street to Grace Street.
  • Addison Street will be closed from Halsted Street to Racine Street.
  • Residents should expect street closures between Belmont Avenue and Irving Park Road, and between Halsted Street and Southport Avenue. At the discretion of the Chicago Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, arterial streets may be closed to all vehicular traffic for public safety (e.g., near the end of each postseason game). If this is necessary, residents may still be allowed access as determined by the Chicago Police Department in the interest of safety. Please have photo identification and proof of residency available for presentation to any Public Safety Official, Police Officer or Traffic Management Personnel. No vehicles larger than a cargo van are allowed on Belmont Avenue, Irving Park Road, Racine Avenue and Halsted Street.

What to Expect Throughout the Postseason

The City of Chicago has established additional safety protocols that will be in place on gamedays and throughout the postseason. To view these protocols, please visit www.44thward.org.

Beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, June 16, Clark Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Waveland Avenue to Addison Street to facilitate the removal of the crane constructing Hotel Zachary. This work is scheduled to be completed by 9 a.m. Monday, June 19. During this time, southbound traffic will be diverted to Racine Avenue from Grace Street, and northbound traffic will be diverted to Racine Avenue from Addison Street.

Crew members will be present to help redirect traffic. Signage also will be in place.

Tomorrow, March 26, crews are scheduled to begin restoration work on Waveland Avenue from Seminary Avenue to Clark Street. This work is scheduled to be completed Monday, April 3. During this time, the westbound lane of Waveland Avenue will be closed from Seminary Avenue to Clark Street. The eastbound lane will remain open. Westbound traffic will be diverted at Seminary Avenue heading north to avoid the construction zone.

Crew members will be present from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help redirect traffic. Signage also will be in place.

Just a few weeks remain until our 2016 World Series Champions return to Wrigley Field! Below is an update related to work happening in and around the ballpark to help you prepare for the start of the season.

With Opening Night quickly approaching, we will begin gearing up for normal operations in the ballpark. A series of activities, including light and sound verification, sound system tuning and left and right video board technical rehearsals will begin in early April leading up to Opening Night Monday, April 10. Similar activities will be held in early April at the Park at Wrigley, the community gathering space adjacent to Wrigley Field.

There will be an increase in truck traffic around Wrigley Field, specifically on Clark Street and Sheffield Avenue, to reflect the approach of the new season. Sod delivery and installation will begin Monday, March 27, and is expected to be completed Friday, March 31. This work requires periodic impacts to vehicular traffic on Sheffield Avenue between Waveland Avenue and Addison Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crew members will be present to help traffic flow. Following the sod installation, reconstruction of the right field corner and the field access gate will begin, increasing activity on Sheffield Avenue from Waveland Avenue to Addison Street.

Due to continued work on the new office building developed by Hickory Street Capital, the sidewalk on the south side of Waveland Avenue will remain closed through Opening Night. Deliveries to the new office building will take place on Waveland Avenue between Clark Street and Seminary Avenue. Additionally, landscape and installation work on the Park at Wrigley will begin at the end of March, likely increasing traffic activity on Clark Street between Addison Street and Waveland Avenue. Structural concrete pours continue for Hotel Zachary and will require the staging of construction equipment on Clark and Addison streets which may result in periodic street impacts.

The next lane closure is expected to take place Tuesday, March 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this time, the westbound lane of Addison Street will be closed from Clark Street to the alley immediately west of the construction site. The eastbound lane and south curb lane on Addison Street will become a two-way street to accommodate traffic.

On Thursday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Clark Street is expected to be closed to vehicular traffic from Addison Street to Patterson Avenue to accommodate the staging of construction equipment. Southbound traffic will be diverted to Racine Avenue from Grace Street, and northbound traffic will be diverted to Racine Avenue from Addison Street.

Work will take place to connect Hotel Zachary's water service and sewer lines to the City's water and sewer main starting Monday, March 6. The work necessitates brief, periodic impacts to pedestrian and vehicular traffic on Clark Street between Addison Street and Waveland Avenue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crew members and traffic cones will be present to help traffic flow. This work is expected to be completed Thursday, April 6.

On Wednesday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., crews will continue to pour structural concrete for Hotel Zachary. During this time, Clark Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Addison Street to Patterson Avenue to accommodate the staging of construction equipment. Southbound traffic will be diverted to Racine Avenue from Grace Street, and northbound traffic will be diverted to Racine Avenue from Addison Street.

Recently, we informed you Hickory Street Capital has started to pour structural concrete for Hotel Zachary. This work requires the staging of construction equipment on the streets surrounding the hotel and necessitates periodic street impacts. We have worked with the Chicago Department of Transportation and Alderman Tunney's office to create a traffic plan that limits the impact to our neighborhood.

The next lane closure is expected to take place Wednesday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. During this time, Clark Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Addison Street to Patterson Avenue. Southbound traffic will be diverted to Racine Avenue from Grace Street, and northbound traffic will be diverted to Racine Avenue from Addison Street.

We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work to restore and enhance the areas outside Wrigley Field. Please note dates are subject to change due to inclement weather.

Recently, we informed you Hickory Street Capital has started to pour structural concrete for Hotel Zachary. This work requires the staging of construction equipment on the streets surrounding the hotel and necessitates periodic street impacts. We have worked with the Chicago Department of Transportation and Alderman Tunney's office to create a traffic plan that limits the impact to our neighborhood.

The next lane closure is expected to take place Monday, February 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this time, the westbound lane of Addison Street will be closed from Clark Street to the alley immediately west of the construction site. The eastbound lane and south curb lane on Addison Street will become a two-way street to accommodate traffic.

Parking restrictions are expected to be in place on Patterson Avenue between Clark Street and the alley immediately west of the construction site Thursday, February 23, between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this time, Patterson Avenue also will be reduced to a nine-foot wide traffic lane.

We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work to restore and enhance the areas outside Wrigley Field. Please note dates are subject to change due to inclement weather.

Recently, we informed you Hickory Street Capital has started to pour structural concrete for Hotel Zachary. This work requires the staging of construction equipment on the streets surrounding the hotel and necessitates periodic street impacts. We have worked with the Chicago Department of Transportation and Alderman Tunney's office to create a traffic plan that limits the impact to our neighborhood.

The next lane closure is expected to take place Friday, February 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this time, Clark Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Addison Street to Patterson Avenue. Southbound traffic will be diverted to Racine Avenue from Grace Street, and northbound traffic will be diverted to Racine Avenue from Addison Street.

We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work to restore and enhance the areas outside Wrigley Field. Please note dates are subject to change due to inclement weather.

Last week, we informed you Hickory Street Capital has started to pour structural concrete for Hotel Zachary. This work requires the staging of construction equipment on the streets surrounding the hotel and necessitates periodic street impacts. We have worked with the Chicago Department of Transportation and Alderman Tunney's office to create a traffic plan that limits the impact to our neighborhood.

Parking restrictions are expected to be in place on Patterson Avenue between Clark Street and the alley immediately west of the construction site Tuesday, January 31, between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this time, Patterson Avenue also will be reduced to a nine-foot wide traffic lane.

We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work to restore and enhance the areas outside Wrigley Field. Please note dates are subject to change due to inclement weather.

Structural concrete is being put in place to support Hotel Zachary. This work will require the staging of construction equipment on the streets surrounding the hotel and necessitates periodic lane closures on Clark and Addison streets and Patterson Avenue. We have worked with the Chicago Department of Transportation and Alderman Tunney's office to create a traffic plan to limit the impact to our neighborhood.

The next lane closure is expected to take place Monday, January 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this time, the westbound lane of Addison Street will be closed from Clark Street to the alley immediately west of the construction site. The eastbound lane and south curb lane on Addison Street will become a two-way street to accommodate traffic.

We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work to restore and enhance the areas outside Wrigley Field. Please note dates are subject to change due to inclement weather.


Construction work is well underway this offseason to keep us on schedule for Opening Day 2017. This includes the relocation of bullpens, structural improvements in right field and construction of the American Airlines 1914 Club.

There will be increased equipment mobilization and truck traffic around the ballpark, specifically on Clark Street and Sheffield Avenue, for the duration of the offseason. Parking on Irving Park Road between Clark Street and Seminary Avenue is restricted for truck staging. Trucks also will be staged in the Toyota Camry Lot (1126 W. Grace St.) on select weekends. To accommodate construction, ballpark lights will be on during evening hours.

Outside the ballpark, construction continues on Hickory Street Capital's mixed-use building, plaza and hotel. The mixed-use building and plaza are scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2017. Construction will continue on Hotel Zachary throughout 2017.

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 neighbors@cubs.com.

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 bburcham@cubs.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 caretaker's 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 caretaker's 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 neighbors@cubs.com. 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 caretaker's 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 caretaker's 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 McDonald's 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 week's 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.