Fifteen Thirty Front Street

Neighbors and Church oppose 93 foot Billboard in their neighborhood

Scenic Philadelphia argued today before Court of Common Pleas Judge Idee Fox, that a billboard located in the Pennsport neighborhood should not be allowed to expand to a soaring 93 feet.  The sign would tower above homes, the National Landmark Old Swedes Church, playgrounds and graveyards.

The case, ongoing since 2011 has neighbors and community leaders unified against the sign.  Letter after letter was sent to the Zoning Board of Adjustment urging them not to grant a variance to raise the height of the sign… all to no effect.  The ZBA granted the variance and Scenic Philadelphia representing a neighbor living directly under the sign appealed to the Court of Common Pleas.  Stay tuned for the result.

If you would like to learn more about this case, or learn more about the upcoming City Council review of the proposed signage code (set for public hearing on Nov. 28th)  Please contact 215.731.1775 to learn more.  To view the proposed new code go to www.phila.gov and search for bill # 120430.