Palm Desert, California
Type of Requirement: Ordinance
Public Art Department
73510 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Amy Lawrence, Management Analyst
Email Amy | 760.837.1664
The Code establishes that all individual residential units to be constructed on a lot located in an existing subdivision with a valuation in excess of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) and all private commercial development within the city are subject to a mandatory public art requirement.
Projects may satisfy the requirement by including an on-site work of public art, donating an approved artwork to the city, or paying an in-lieu fee to the art in public places fund. Maintenance and conservation of on-site artwork is the responsibility of the property owner. The value of the artwork or contribution shall be as follows:
Individual residential units: one quarter of a percent (0.25%) of the total building valuation in excess of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00);
All other residential developments, including two (2) or more single-family dwellings being built concurrently in the same tract by the same owner or contractor: one quarter of a percent (0.25%) of the total building valuation; and
Commercial developments: half of a percent (0.5%) of the total valuation, excluding land acquisition and off-site improvement costs.