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Link up: Art Commision OKs plan to install 100 digital ad kiosks along commercial corridors

The Philadelphia Art Commision approved a plan to bring Link kiosks to the city of Philadelphia on Wednesday. The kiosks — roughly the size and shape of the “you are here”…

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City Council advances pro-billboard legislation even after city stripped of authority to regulate highway billboards

Following a contentious hearing, a city council committee approved a trio of bills that would bring one longtime illegal billboard into local code compliance and pave the way for the construction…

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April 22: East Market project could get 250 more units | Perch Pub billboard spared | Bike share station placement guide

National Real Estate Development is seeing stronger housing demand than they initially anticipated for 11th and Market, reports Jacob Adelman, so they're considering adding an additional 250 units to their East…

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March 26: 3D billboard oversight watered down | Chestnut Hill West as city transit | Negadelphia no more

The latest twist in the Urban Experiential Displays saga is that Planning Commission and Art Commission oversight over the signs have been watered down in the latest version of Councilman Mark…

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Committee approves bill allowing 3-D digital ads in Center City

A giant synthetic forearm burst through the streetscape, lifting a digital-advertising sphere into the sky above the Reading Terminal Market. Seven members of City Council saw it and said, “Yes. Absolutely.”…

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3-D billboard proposal presented to Planning Commission

The outdoor advertising company that wants to build three-dimensional digital billboards in a few corners of Center City presented its proposal to the City Planning Commission on Tuesday. Because the bill…

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Council on the cusp of overhauling billboard regulations

Councilman Bobby Henon resurrected a years-old bill that would overhaul the zoning regulations for billboards on Thursday. The bill was amended substantially on Thursday, but because it already went through a…

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No billboard overhaul this spring

City Council voted on Thursday to suspend a bill that would have created a new set of regulations for outdoor advertising in Philadelphia. The bill was introduced by Councilman Bobby Henon…

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Two words sum up zoning and development coverage in 2013: Reform fatigue

One benefit of carving time into uniform chunks is the opportunity it provides to retroactively define the characteristics of a given chunk, and, by delimiting the past, expand our understanding thereof.…

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Council Committee approves advertising on school property

City Council’s Committee on Rules approved a bill Tuesday morning that would allow advertisements to be placed on public school property. The bill, which was sponsored by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown and…

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Planning Commission approves billboard overhaul, opposes ads in schools

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission weighed in on nearly a dozen pieces of zoning legislation Tuesday, approving some, opposing some, and asking for more time to consider others. It’s worth remembering…

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Overhaul of billboard regulations approved by Council committee

City Council’s Committee on Rules amended and approved a bill Tuesday that would overhaul the city’s regulations for non-accessory signs, known commonly as billboards. The bill was introduced by Councilman Bobby…

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Planning Commission asks for more time to consider billboard regulations

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission on Tuesday requested an additional 45 days to consider a bill introduced by Councilman Bobby Henon that would overhaul the city’s zoning regulations for non-accessory signs,…

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Code Bulletin: digital billboard conversions require new permits

A new Code Bulletin issued to the Department of Licenses and Inspections says that permits for converting static billboards to digital displays should only be issued to signs that conform to…

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Dranoff billboard atop Locust on the Park predates Dranoff

Carl Dranoff’s One Riverside project, a proposed 21-story tower at 25th and Locust Streets, adjacent to the Schuylkill River Trail, would make a prominent addition to the Center City skyline. Dranoff…

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CDAG to seek additional river access streets, billboard restrictions, on waterfront

A group of Delaware River organization representatives will ask city council to set aside two additional streets for river access and specifically prohibit electronic and possibly other billboards within the Central…

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Mixed messages: Philadelphia’s struggle to create lasting billboard regulations

The history of outdoor advertising regulation in Philadelphia is a saga of false starts. Two major overhauls of municipal billboard regulations, in 1991 and 2005, established clear new rules for how…

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ZBA tosses appeal of digital billboard conversion at 5th & Callowhill

The Zoning Board of Adjustment threw out an appeal Wednesday that was filed last year by Scenic Philadelphia against a permit to convert two non-conforming billboards at 400 N. 5th Street…

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Billboard rules to be rewritten … again

The zoning law for outdoor advertising signs that was written over the past year will be scrapped and rewritten again, according Councilman Bobby Henon, whose office has taken the lead on…

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Feb 21: Scofflaw billboards | the $1500 club | towers get AVI break | 15th Street El station mess | Drexel and Temple's plush new dorms

Good morning, Streeters. Here's your Thursday morning Buzz: Multitudes of Philadelphia billboards violate local zoning and/or the Federal Highway Beautification Act, according to a new study by Scenic Philadelphia. PlanPhilly’s…

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