Digital Conversion of Billboard Update

Since last spring, we have taken a stance of opposition along with the majority of neighbors in our community against the digital conversation of the display above our Vine Street sanctuary. The sign is owned by Steen Outdoor Advertising and The Department of Licenses and Inspections issued a permit for the digital conversation to them on March 30, 2012. Soon after, Stephanie Kindt, an attorney with Scenic Philadelphia (formerly SCRUB), appealed the issuance on behalf of residents, business owners and others including CCCnC who felt a digital sign face would negatively impact the quality of life in the neighborhood. Kindt, along with zoning attorney Paul Boni, have taken up the fight against the digital conversation of this sign as well as others throughout the city.

Last month, the Zoning Board of Adjustment denied the appeal of the permit issued for the converstion of the sign at 1113 Vine Street to a digital format sign, which was fully expected. The appeal of that decision will now go to the Court of Common Pleas.

  • Pray for God’s wisdom in our relationships with our immediate neighbors and Steen Outdoor Advertising as we do share the space between our building and the Viaduct.
  • Pray for Harry and Pastor LT as they represent our church in these meetings and give testimony in opposition.
  • Pray that each of our members would seek to be part of the creative process to help this rapidly changing community flourish for the common good.