Camden mayor weighs veto of controversial waterfront billboard

October 2, 2018

View of Proposed Billboard Location from 608 Point Street. Illustration photograph from Camden Charitable Funding Project. CREDIT: Camden Charitable Funding Project.

By Staff

Camden Mayor Frank Moran is weighing whether to veto a proposal for a controversial billboard in North Camden that was approved by the zoning board late Monday night, despite fears from residents that it would add to the city’s blight and obstruct waterfront views.

The billboard, proposed by Cherry Hill-based Interstate Outdoor Advertising in April, will be 167-feet high and  target commuters crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge between Philadelphia and New Jersey. Interstate CEO Drew Katz sought a variance because billboards are prohibited at Elm Street and Delaware Avenue, where the billboard would be built.

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