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 Public Art on Private Development Program

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

On December 13, 2016 Berkeley City Council passed a change to the program guidelines that requires developers who elect to provide On-Site Publicly Accessible Art to pay an administrative fee equal to 5% of the 1% requirement directly to the Private Percent Art Fund prior to issuance of the building permit.

On January 24, 2017, Berkeley City Council passed a second reading of Ordinance No. 7,526-N.S. revising Berkeley Municipal Code Section 23C.23.050, the One-Percent 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% of construction costs; or

2. Pay an in-lieu fee to the Private Percent Art Fund valued at .8% of the construction costs

3. A combination of 1& 2: include on-site publicly accessible artwork valued at less than 1%, 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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Frequently Asked Questions 

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(Updated 09/20/17)  





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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

Jacopo Montalenti 

(415) 532-6263

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