Council bill resurrects Electric Factory billboard fight – Philly.com
The fight over a billboard on the Electric Factory building – perhaps the most litigated sign in the city – has returned.
After a decade of legislation and lawsuits over whether the owners could throw a “wall wrap” advertisement over their building at Seventh and Callowhill Streets, the proposal was thought dead when chief patron Frank DiCicco retired from City Council this year.
But DiCicco’s successor, Mark Squilla, resurrected the proposal on Thursday with a twist.
Under his bill, 20 percent of the advertising revenue would go to three local elementary schools and possibly several community groups.