Scenic Philadelphia Represents Neighbors and Community Groups in Front of the Zoning Board of Adjustment to Prevent Digital Billboards from Taking Over the City

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1933 W. Moyamensing

Digital in Packer Park- Scenic Philadelphia, representing nine neighbors and the interests of the Packer Park and Marco Civic Associations, battled Keystone Outdoor Advertising Company.  Keystone is seeking a variance from the ZBA to install a new digital sign face, as well as elevating the supporting structure from 62 feet to 90 feet high at 1933 W. Moyamensing Avenue, in very close proximity to residents, schools, churches, ball fields and high speed highway interchanges.  There was so much testimony about this tight knit South Philadelphia neighborhood location that the hearing had to be continued (for the 5th time!).

 

400 N. 5th Street

On the same day that Scenic Philadelphia fought to keep digital signage out of South Philadelphia, we also sought to protect one of our most historic districts, as well as residents of Northern Liberties, Society Hill, Old City and Callowhill. Keystone replaced static billboards on top of the Smart Cube building (not so smart!) and now these digital signs are shining into lofts, apartments, and homes, and can be seen from some of the most treasured historic areas of the city.

Click here for the coverage on Fox 29 news,  where you witness the battle preparations all over Scenic’s office floor–a paper tornado of permits, variances, and letters from Council all in opposition to these two signs!  Due to several factors, including the overwhelming interest in this matter, however, the hearing was continued to a later date. But you can sign the Petition by clicking here and let your opinion be heard when this hugely important is matter is rescheduled.