Sierra Madre, California
Type of Requirement: Ordinance
232 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Vincent Gonzalez, Director of Planning & Community Preservation
Email Vincent | 626.355.7138, ext. 401
The Code establishes that all new developments, including parking structures; residential developments of four (4) units or more; commercial and industrial projects, with a building valuation exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) in the aggregate; all exterior and interior modifications and additions of developments, including parking structures, mixed-use, commercial, or industrial buildings; or individual tenant improvements in a commercial or industrial building with a project valuation exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) in the aggregate are subject to a mandatory public art requirement. Exclusions and inflation adjustments can be found through the Art in Public Places Program.
Projects may satisfy the requirement by installing city council approved artwork on-site or donating an artwork to the city, the minimum value of which shall be one percent (1%) of development project valuation, not to exceed four hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($450,000.00). Maintenance and conservation of the artwork will be the responsibility of the owner. Alternatively, developers may contribute an in-lieu fee, the value of which shall be one percent (1%) of the development project valuation for nonresidential projects, not to exceed four hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($450,000.00); or one half percent (0.5%) of the development project valuation of residential single-family projects of four (4) or more units, including remodels and additions, not to exceed four hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($450,000.00). A combination of the above contributions is acceptable, subject to the approval of the city council. Fees paid into the art in public places trust fund that are not committed with- in ten (10) years may be returned to the current owner of the development project with all interests actually earned, thereon if a written request for return is filed with the city treasurer during the tenth (10th) year after payment and refund of the fees is approved by the city council.
“Monument to the Unknown Scout 1948 Sierra Madre California.” by Telecineguy is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.