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(a) Installation. The project sponsor must install the public art in compliance with this Section 429.4 (1) in areas on the site of the building or addition so that the public art is clearly visible from the public sidewalk or the open-space feature required by Section 138, or (2) on the site of the open-space feature provided pursuant to Section 138, or (3) in a publicly accessible lobby area of a Hotel (“On-Site Public Artwork”). Said On-Site Public Artwork shall be installed prior to issuance of the first certificate of occupancy; provided, however, that if the Zoning Administrator concludes that it is not feasible to install the Artwork within that time and that adequate assurance is provided that the Artwork will be installed in a timely manner, the Zoning Administrator may extend the time for installation for a period of not more than 12 months. Said works of art may include sculpture, bas-relief, murals, mosaics, decorative water features, tapestries or other artworks permanently affixed to the building or its grounds, or a combination thereof, but may not include architectural features of the building, nor artwork designed by the architect, except as permitted with respect to the in lieu contribution regarding publicly owned buildings meeting the criteria described above. Artworks shall be displayed in a manner that will enhance their enjoyment by the general public. The type and location of Artwork, but not the artistic merits of the specific artwork proposed, shall be approved by the Zoning Administrator in accordance with the provisions of Section 309 of this Code.
(b) Recognition of Artists. An ADA compliant plaque identifying the creator, name (if any), and installation date of the On-Site Public Artwork required by subsection (a) above shall be placed at a publicly conspicuous location within view of the On-Site Public Artwork at the same time the Artwork is installed.
(c) Removal, Relocation, or Alteration of Artwork. Once the project sponsor has installed and completed the final Artwork, the project sponsor, building owner and any third party may not remove, relocate or alter the Artwork without notifying and consulting with the Planning Department at least 120 days prior to the proposed removal, relocation or alteration. The Planning Department shall not approve any removal, relocation, or alteration unless it finds any removed Artwork will be replaced with Artwork of equal or greater value or that any relocation or alteration is only a minor modification. If a project sponsor does remove, relocate, or alter the Artwork without notification and approval of the Planning Department, the Planning Department is authorized to pursue enforcement of this Section under Section 176 or 176.1 of this Code or to pursue any other remedy permitted by law.
Former division (b) redesignated as (c); new division (b) added; Ord. 217-16, Eff. 12/10/2016.