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The following procedure must be followed by the developer to fill the public art requirement with the building's architecture.
(A) A developer must make two presentations to the City Arts Committee:
(1) The first presentation shall be made prior to the development application being deemed complete. The developer must submit a maquette and other materials which satisfactorily illustrate the proposed conceptual development. The developer and architect must submit a conceptual statement expressing why the architecture should be considered art, including an explanation of the ideas, meaning, cultural significance or conceptual complexity expressed in the architecture.
(2) The second presentation shall be made at the completion of the city approval process. The developer must then submit a maquette and other materials which satisfactorily illustrate the to-be-built development.
(3) If a development application was received prior to the adoption of this section, the above requirements for the timing of a developer's presentations to the City Arts Committee shall not apply, provided the first presentation is made at the Planning Commission meeting at which the project's approval is considered.
(B) The developer and architect shall demonstrate that there will be high quality materials and craftsmanship used in the execution of the construction.
(C) If all of the foregoing criteria are met, the City Arts Committee shall make the recommendation to accept the architecture as art, only if, in its judgment, the architectural work is of extremely high artistic merit and would make a substantial cultural contribution to the city.
(D) The developer and/or architect shall have the responsibility to demonstrate that all of the foregoing criteria are met.
(Ord. 4417, passed 9-10-01)