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File #: RES 16-1009    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/15/2016
Title: Approving the installation of a mural in the public right-of-way “ROW” under the Maryland Avenue Railroad Bridge.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Title
Approving the installation of a mural in the public right-of-way “ROW” under the Maryland Avenue Railroad Bridge.

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WHEREAS, COMPAS (Community Programs in the Arts) “Applicant” wishes to utilize the area under the Maryland Avenue Railroad Bridge located on Maryland Avenue between Kent and Makubin Streets for a public art mural “Project”; and

WHEREAS, installation of the Project will take place between June 20, 2016 and August 20, 2016, with the ability to extend the permit once for an additional 90 day period contingent upon the approval of the Director of Public Works and the Director of the Department of Safety and Inspections, and

WHEREAS, the Project will consist of two brightly colored murals, each approximately 1,500 sq. ft. on the abutments underneath the Maryland Avenue Railroad Bridge. Each wall (abutment) will be painted with whimsical nature scenes, in a coloring-book-like style depicting flora and fauna local to the area. In addition to the two large murals, the five columns parallel to each abutment will be painted with cityscapes in a coordinating style and color palette, and

WHEREAS, resolution #02-1108 adopted by City Council on November 27, 2002, provides the permitting policy and process for the review and approval of public art proposed in the ROW, and

WHEREAS, resolution #02-1108 sets forth the following general conditions for Artwork Installation:

(1) Artworks approved for installation in the public ROW must be of an appropriate size, scale and material to withstand the weather, traffic and other rigors of public ROW conditions, (2) it is preferable that works be fabricated off-site, (3) all costs and arrangements for the transportation of the work to the site shall be the responsibility of the applicant, (4) all costs of, and arrangements for, the removal of the artwork from the site shall be the responsibility of the applicant, (5) the City shall require applicants to warranty that the works of art shall not require ...

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