Proposal Would Require Art Installation At Major Developments

In recent years, our community has benefited from several prominent public art installations, including those at our Transit Center and the Trump Plaza pedestrian bridge, which have added a new cultural dimension and visual excitement to our downtown streetscape. With an eye towards encouraging additional artistic vitality, the City Council is now considering legislation to require art installations in conjunction with developments larger than 50,000 square feet. The proposed zoning change would set a minimum investment in publicly-visible art at 0.25% of total project construction costs.

Review the draft art legislation.

We have already had one public hearing and several Council discussions about this subject, and I anticipate additional discussions next month, with adoption of an art requirement by the end of the year, if it attracts the support of a Council majority.