Chicago City Council to vote Wednesday on proposed George Lucas Museum

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council is to vote on plans for a museum on the Lake Michigan shore that will be financed by filmmaker George Lucas.

The “Star Wars” director is planning a 300,000-square-foot narrative art museum.

The City Council Zoning Committee on Tuesday recommended approval of the proposed museum. The full City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the proposal. Construction could begin as early as the spring and the museum could be operating by 2019 or 2020.

The nonprofit Friends of the Parks has sued the park district, arguing the museum will violate the public trust because it will be built on reclaimed land that was once Lake Michigan. It also asserts the museum is not in residents’ best interests.

Lucas chose to build in Chicago over San Francisco.

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