Type of Requirement: Ordinance
Art in Public Places Program
12700 Norwalk Boulevard
Norwalk, CA 90650
Theresa DeVoy, City Clerk
Email Theresa | 562.929.5720
The Code establishes that commercial, industrial, and residential developments of more than four (4) lots or units (including single-family residential structures, condominiums, apartments, townhouses, or other dwellings), with project cost in excess of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) are subject to a mandatory public art requirement. The following projects are excluded from the requirement:
- Reconstruction of structures damaged by fire, flood, wind, earthquake, or other calamity; and
- Religious, hospital, scientific, or charitable organizations if the project is constructed on property exempt from taxation pursuant to California Revenue and Taxation Code § 214.
Projects may satisfy the requirement by installing an artwork in a public place on or in the vicinity of the project site as approved by the City Council with a cost or value equal to one percent (1%) of the total project cost. Maintenance and conservation of the artwork will be the responsibility of the property owner. Alternatively, developers may pay an in-lieu contribution to the Art in Public Places Fund equal to one percent (1%) of the total project cost.
Untitled (1969). By Ben Mayer. Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Collection. Courtesy: Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Collection