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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.”…

    • Urban Experiential Display - Screenshot from promotional video | Catalyst Outdoor

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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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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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…

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