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Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona

Population: 249,950
Type of Requirement: Zoning Ordinance

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Contact Information

Physical Address:
Scottsdale Public Art
7380 East Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85281

Main Contact:
Kim Boganey, Public Art Director
Email Kim | 480.874.4670

Program Summary

The Code establishes that Planned Block Developments (PBDs), as defined by the ordinance, within the Downtown area are subject to a mandatory public art requirement. The following projects are excluded from the requirement:

  • Dwellings (single-family and two-family) and individual tenant improvements;
  • Properties zoned Special Campus in which Cultural Improvement Program elements have been included in the development plan; and
  • Residential uses in a PBD Overlay District that was rezoned before January 1, 2013.

Projects must place a work of art in a public space on-site equaling one percent (1%) of the project’s building valuation. Multiple buildings within one development will be considered as one project for valuation. In the alternative, projects may make a contribution of equal value to the Down- town Cultural Trust.

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Cactus Mirage by Norie Sato Scottsdale Arizona PAPD Large green metal ridged sculpture overlooking pool chairsCactus Mirage (2007). By Norie Sato. City of Scottsdale, AZ, Collection. Courtesy: Chris Loomis