Planning Commission uneasy about Market East advertising bill

    All in all, it sounds like a good idea. But good ideas can be interpreted in several different ways. That’s the gist of what the Planning Commission told Councilman Frank DiCicco yesterday when it voted to oppose legislation that would allow animated billboards on Market East.

    As NewsWorks partner PlanPhilly reports, members of the Planning Commission said Tuesday they can get on board with the overall concept — livening up the blighted portion of Market Street between Seventh and 13th streets — but the current proposal needs some tightening.

    It’s likely the bill will be amended or a new version drafted so the language emphasizes the billboard regulations. We don’t want to see building wraps cropping up in Rittenhouse because of a loophole, now do we?

    The commission will review any future version of the bill.

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