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Philadelphia loses jurisdiction over highway billboards

Billboards along Philadelphia’s highways are now under state control. Earlier this month, the Federal Highway Administration approved PennDOT’s transition plan to take over billboard regulation along Philadelphia’s state and federal roads.…

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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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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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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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Scenic Philadelphia report finds lax enforcement of outdoor advertising regulations

A report authored by University of Pennsylvania graduate student Sarah G. Richards and released Wednesday by Scenic Philadelphia, the group formerly known as SCRUB, says that Philadelphia has failed to enforce…

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Updated: Clarke bill would allow advertising on municipal property

 Councilman Bobby Henon introduced a bill on behalf of Council President Darrell Clarke Thursday morning allowing for digital signs and advertisements to be installed on municipal property. The proposal, which Clarke…

    • New billboard regulations won’t be adopted this year

New billboard regulations won’t be adopted this year

On Wednesday morning, City Council’s Committee on Rules opted to amend out a portion of a bill adding new sign controls to the zoning code that deals with controls to non-accessory…

    • Keystone Outdoor Advertising wants to digitize a billboard at 1933 W. Moyamensing Street

Two zoning board hearings on digital billboard conversion continued

A hearing Wednesday afternoon at the Zoning Board of Adjustment regarding the proposed digitization of a billboard at 1933 West Moyamensing Avenue didn’t conclude so much as stop.At the hearing,…

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