Mapping the Effects of the Billboard Scaffolding Bill
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GVSHP has expressed serious concerns about Intro. 623, a City Council bill which would for the first time ever legalize billboards on sidewalk sheds (scaffolds) in parts of the city, including our neighborhoods. Proponents of the bill have argued that it would exempt residential and historic neighborhoods.
To shed light on this issue, GVSHP has performed an analysis of which areas would be covered by the provisions of Intro. 623, i.e. where it would allow billboards to cover sidewalk sheds (see red areas in map at left). As you can see, much of our area is NOT exempted from the bill's effects. We argue the bill would dramatically increase the presence and duration of both advertising and sidewalk sheds in our neighborhood.