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Rendering of the new  and improved Gallery Shopping Mall (Credit: PREIT)

Plans For Gallery Mall Makeover Move Ahead With City Planners

Philadelphia Planning Commission members were impressed by the detail and the commitment of the development group.

05/19/2015

(A billboard structure at Second and Race Streets, in Old City, adjacent to I-95 and the Ben Franklin Bridge.  File photo by John McDevitt)

PennDOT Imposing Oversight for Billboards Near Philadelphia’s Interstate Highways

Since the 1970s, Penndot has allowed Philadelphia’s mayor and City Council to regulate billboards along state highways, but Penndot officials now fear that federal highway dollars are at risk without their direct oversight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(credit: Steve Tawa)

Commission Approves LED Sign On Historic Lit Brothers Building

The Philadelphia Historical Commission will allow a developer to install a modern rooftop sign — essentially an electronic advertising billboard — on the historic Lit Brothers Building along Market Street East.

11/09/2012

(The former Lit Brothers department store building at 7th and Market Streets in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Electronic Displays Atop Historic Philadelphia Building Get Tentative OK

Eleanor Gesensway, who had led the original effort to save the building in the ’80s, called the proposal “a travesty” that “desecrates the honesty of the building.”

09/14/2012

(Philadelphia commerce director Alan Greenberger, right, reads a statement to the committee of Pennsylvania legislators today in City Council chambers.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Administration To Pennsylvania Lawmakers: Don’t Move 2nd Casino License Away From Philadelphia

Pennsylvania lawmakers openly wondered if the Southeastern Pennsylvania market was already saturated with Harrah’s, Sugarhouse, and Parx casinos. City commerce director Alan Greenberger said that may be, but putting the casino in a more rural location might not make sense.

02/24/2011