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Controversial Lucas Museum Plan Commission Hearing: Report

Yesterday afternoon, the Chicago Plan Commission held three separate votes to approve the proposed Lucas Museum by Ma Yansong of MAD Architects. The controversial site selection is an empty surface parking lot just south of Chicago's Soldier Field, and is used only a handful of days throughout the year, primarily by tailgaters during football season. The current controversy is primarily derived from the fact that the site is presently located east of Lake Shore Drive, where as according to the Chicago Lakefront Protection Ordinance and Corresponding Lakefront Plan, no private development may occur.

Curbed Chicago has the full report. >>