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7146 Wissinoming

Case History

January 11, 2005: The Court of Common Pleas affirmed the Zoning Board’s denial of a request for variance.

October 27, 2004: Oral argument before the Honorable Annette Marie Rizzo, Court of Common Pleas.

March 22, 2004: Zoning Board refused to grant a variance for the outdoor advertising.

February 4, 2004: Owner appeared before the ZBA to request a variance.

June, 2002: L&I cited the owner for illegally erecting the additional sign. A $10,000 fine was assessed when the owner failed to appear for the scheduled hearing.

1975: A zoning permit was issued to erect a single-faced billboard at this address. Instead, two signs were erected.

Background Information

The proposed variance would legalize two existing billboards and install a third billboard structure on the property located at 7164 Wissinoming Street and the northwest corner of Wellington.

This variance request violated several provisions of the 1991 Sign Control Regulations:

– Located in Prohibited Area: within 660 feet of the ingress and egress of I-95; –

– Billboard is not allowed within 500 feet of an existing billboard;

– Billboards exceed the permitted height of 25 feet above the road surface to bottom edge of sign;

– Three sign faces exceed the allowable two sign faces on any one lot;

– Three support structures exceeds the allowable one support structure on any one lot;

– Violates the cap set on the amount of outdoor advertising allowed in the city, does not propose to remove any existing legal signage;

– Billboard is not allowed within 200 feet of a residential property