BIG Proposes 3 For 1 Billboard Deal in Newtown
Instead of three monopole, stagnant billboards along West Chester Pike in Newtown Square, Thaddeus Bartkowski proposes one digital, ground-mounted billboard display on Hatches Lane and West Chester Pike just before Edgmont Township.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–A large crowd of residents showed up at Monday night's Board of Supervisors meeting for the particular alternative billboard proposal presentation made by Thaddeus Bartkowski III, owner of Bartkowski Investment Group (BIG) and Catalyst Outdoor Advertising.
Bartkowski's alternative proposal includes: trading out the three aerial billboards–measured at approximately 60 feet high–along West Chester Pike/Rt. 3 (at the locations of Meineke, Newtown Beer & Soda and Weinrich's Bakery) that are currently before the Newtown Township Zoning Hearing Board for one digital display that is mounted to the ground.
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"There has been a demand for outdoor advertising along the Rt. 3 corridor throughout Delaware County for at least the last 15 years," said Bartkowski.
According to Bartkowski, the township had an ordinance excluding billboards, in which BIG then filed for a validity challenge on April 27, 2009. Since then, there have been seven hearings and a total of roughly 20 hearings expected (Bartkowski noted in Haverford and Springfield townships, there have been approximately 20-22 hearings in total).
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