Despite heated opposition the Chicago park district approves the lease for a George Lucas museum.

FOX News Radio's Michelle Pollino reports:

The Chicago Park District has said yes to a 99-year lease for filmmaker George Lucas' proposed museum along Lake Michigan.

Even while the nonprofit group Friends of the Park is suing the district in hopes of stopping the project they say will diminish the park. Park officials voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the $10 lease on the lakefront property for the nonprofit Lucas museum of narrative art.

Although Lucas isn't in the clear yet, there is still some hoops to jump through, as the lease still has to be approved by the city's Department of Zoning and its Plan Commission. It could be operating by 2019 or 2020.

Michelle Pollino, FOX News Radio. 


(Lucas Museum of Narrative Art via AP)
(Lucas Museum of Narrative Art via AP)