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 Public Art on Private Development Program

On June 28, 2016 the Berkeley City Council passed the Percentage for Public Art on Private Projects Ordinance.

On October 17, 2017, Berkeley City Council passed a second reading of Ordinance No. 7,579-N.S. revising Berkeley Municipal Code Section 23C.23.050, the Percentage for Public Art on Private Projects Ordinance, to allow developers the option of satisfying the Percent for Art requirements with a combination of on-site art and in-lieu payment. Therefore the ordinance now provides the developer with three options for allocating funds:

1. Include on-site publicly accessible artwork valued at 1.75% of construction costs; or

2. Pay an in-lieu fee to the Private Percent Art Fund valued at 0.8% of the construction costs

3. A combination of 1& 2: include on-site publicly accessible artwork valued at less than 1.75%, with an amount equal to 80% of the difference in value paid to the City as an in-lieu fee.


For complete information about your Land Use planning application please visit the Planning Department.



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(Updated 09/18/2018)





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Approved Public Art Consultants
(click on the name to see qualifications)
Karen Eichler


(510) 653-2109

 Lynne Baer 


(415) 819-8376

Steven Huss


(925) 448-1968

Suzanne Tan


 (510) 837-9008

Regina Almaguer

(925) 377-5531

Susan R. Locke     
(510) 547-5455 

Dorka Keehn

(415) 595-6663


Mary Frances Michaels 
(510) 644-2249

Beau Basse

(310) 283-1733

Chandra Cerrito

(415) 577-7537

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