(Reuters) – A Chicago parks protection team took legal action against the city on Thursday over a prepared museum by “Star Wars” filmmaker George Lucas, stating the site is on a lakefront spot that can not be handed over to a private body.

The Buddies of the Parks group said in its federal suit that the proposed Lucas Gallery of Narrative Fine art, which will include artifacts from the filmmaker’s favorite science fiction movie series, breaks the UNITED STATE Constitution’s equal protection and due process provision.

“Allow’s utilize the Force to do great in Chicago,” Cassandra Frances, president of the Friends of the Park, mentioned to press reporters in obtaining a “Celebrity Wars” line.The gallery was

to be located on the very same area on Lake Michigan as Soldier Field, Area Gallery as well as Shedd Aquarium. The suggested site presently is used for vehicle parking lots.The claim looks for to obstruct the

transfer of the land from the city to the museum. By permitting the advancement, the suit said the nation’s third-largest city will certainly disrupt the right of people to “utilize and also take pleasure in property held in depend on by the state of Illinois as a natural deposit and also beautiful physical setting.”

Francis told press reporters she objected to “whopping scale” – seven degrees as well as 400,000 square feet – of the task.

“The framework will certainly disrupt keeping the lakefront clear as well as complimentary,” she said.Francis stated the museum would be a lot better in an additional, underdeveloped part of the city.Adam Collins, a spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said the management has not seen the suit as well as might not comment. He claimed the museum would certainly produce works as well as will certainly be addressed like others on the lakefront gallery school and also obey with all laws.”This museum is a charitable present that will certainly expand the rich social and educational chances for kids as well as family members in every community, and also visitors from around the globe,”Collins said.The gallery will include Lucas’collection of paints, pictures and digital art, consisting of jobs by Norman Rockwell, John Tenniel as well as Maxfield Parrish.Lucas had actually wished to develop it in San Francisco yet the proposal was denied by a rely on that regulates its intended site. Lucas ‘spouse, Mellody Hobson, is from Chicago.The gallery said it picked the

site due to its central place and availability to public transportation.A white, space-mountain-like design for the recommended gallery was released last week, and has already caused dispute in

a city known for its architecture.A spokeswoman for the Lucas Museum had no remark.