Type of Requirement: Ordinance
Heritage & Cultural Arts
100 Civic Plaza
Dublin, CA 94568
Bridget Amaya, Assistant Parks & Community Services Director
Email Bridget | 925.556.4500
The Code establishes that all new non-residential developments and all new residential development projects in excess of 20 residential units are subject to a mandatory public art requirement. This requirement is subject to exceptions found in the code section referenced above.
Projects may satisfy the requirement by providing an on-site or nearby artwork, the value of which shall equal or exceed half of a percent (0.5%) of the project’s building valuation. Any such public artwork shall be subject to the approval of the City Council, after receiving a recommendation of the Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission. Maintenance and conservation of the artwork must be agreed upon between the developer and the City prior to occupancy. Alternatively, developers may pay an in-lieu fee calculated based on the schedule below; and, if the City deems it necessary, reserve a site on which the developer shall provide a public art easement and an access easement for the site within the development project.
The amount of the in-lieu fee shall be as follows:
- For non-residential buildings greater than fifty thousand (50,000) square feet: one half of a percent (0.5%) of the building valuation;
- For non-residential buildings less than fifty thousand (50,000) square feet: forty-five one hundredths of a percent (0.45%) of the building valuation; or
- For residential projects with more than twenty (20) units: one half of a percent (0.5%) of the building valuation.