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Camden debates controversial billboard proposed near waterfront

October 2, 2018

Photo illustration of a proposed billboard as it would appear from the 600 block of Point Street. Although profits from billboard advertising would benefit city organizations, some neighborhood residents and waterfront development advocates are opposed.

By Staff

A controversial proposal for a massive billboard in North Camden drew more than 100 residents to a Monday zoning board meeting amid fears that the 167-foot-high structure would contributed to the city’s blight and negatively impact development along the waterfront.

The Camden Zoning Board heard testimony for a variance sought by Cherry Hill-based Interstate Outdoor Advertising on Monday night. The redevelopment plan for the land at Elm Street and Delaware Avenue, where the billboard would be built, prohibits billboards.

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