Alderman Thomas Tunney, whose 44th district includes Wrigleyville, said residents and businesses want the $300 million rehab plan for the Chicago Cubs' home to include more parking, increased police protection and "aesthetic" assurances, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.
The Ricketts family, which owns the Cubs, is not asking for any government funding for the project and is requesting approval for the overhaul plan by Opening Day in early April so contractors and materials can be located to fix up the ballpark, which has been the Cubs' home since 1913.
Tunney dismissed the idea that a delay in the deal would harm the Ricketts' plans.
"You're talking about one of the wealthiest families in America," he said. "End of statement."