Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Status Update

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Status Update


Just a quick update for those who might be following the ongoing saga of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art as it tries to make its home in Chicago. On November 10, a federal court judge delayed a request by the City to dismiss the lawsuit filed against the museum by the environmental preservation group, Friends of the Parks.

The attorney for the group is concerned with how the museum will serve the public, and how it will benefit its founder, George Lucas. They also assert building the museum on Lake Michigan “violates the public trust doctrine” and the land should be preserved for public use.

The land in question is currently a parking lot located between Soldier Field and McCormick Place.

Federal Judge John Darrah set a new court date of February 4, 2016. The museum was hoping to break ground in the spring.

You can read the history of the Lucas Museum in Chicago here.

Source: Chicago Tribune.

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