Help Stop the PPA’s Push to Put Billboards on Neighborhood Lots

On January 4th 2017 a proposal was brought before the Art Commission to erect a new billboard on the Parking Authority parking lot located at 1339 S. 12th Street, one of five billboards PPA plans to erect on its lots located around the city.

Proposed PPA lots

Proposed PPA lots

Sign Specifications Five Proposed PPA Signs Neighborhoods Effected
  • Structure height: 19’6”
  • Sign width: 13’
  • Sign height: 7’
  • For reference the Fire Station next to the lot is 16’
  1. 1900 Callowhill St
  2. 738 S 7th St
  3. 1012 E. Passyunk Ave
  4. 1339 S. 12th St
  5. 1628 E. Passyunk Ave
  • Greater Art Museum Area
  • Bella Vista
  • Queen Village
  • Passyunk

 

PPA_AlcoholSign

This prohibited billboard, across was removed from the PPA parking lot at 1339 S.12th across from Colombus Square. Neighbors oppose a proposal to erect new larger billboard .

These proposals are the result of the little known 2013 amendment made by City Council exempting municipal properties from our billboard laws 14-905 (15) (c). PPA  proposes to erect these billboards within 660 feet of a parks, schools, and playgrounds which are prohibited areas 14-905 (10) (n) and (o).  If approved by the Art Commission, PPA’s proposal will  turn billboard law on its head, allowing billboards near homes, schools, parks and playgrounds throughout the city.

 

Write to the Planning Commission today and request that the regulations comply with all zoning regulations governing accessory and non-accessory signs.

PPA rendering of proposed billboard is misleading. The actual billboard will be 2 stories high.

PPA rendering of proposed billboard is misleading. The actual billboard will be 2 stories high.