Proposed Code Amendments
Public Engagement Opportunities in April 2019
Several in-person group discussions, an online presentation and poll, and opportunities to meet with staff one on one are being provided in April to better understand the community’s thoughts about the definition of public art, the process for reviewing privately developed public art, and how best to administer the in-lieu fund for public art.
April 15, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
April 16, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
April 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
In addition, the Redmond Arts and Culture Commission will hold a Special Meeting to discuss this topic on April 17, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Redmond City Hall, Conference Room 130. The public is welcome to attend and provide up to three minutes of comments at the start of the meeting and listen to the proceedings.
If you cannot make these meetings and want to participate on-line, please view the video below and access our online poll between April 15 and April 30.
If you have any further questions or comments, please contact Carolyn Hope at 425-556-2313.
City Proposed Zoning Code Amendments Related to Public Art Developed by Private Developers
Over the last several years, the City has encouraged the private sector to play a more significant role in place-making through the provision of public art in private developments. Setting up the program procedures and legislation will take most of 2019 -- with public engagement opportunities in April at the onset of the project to discuss options, and later in the fall to vet the final proposal. The City is seeking input from all community members, as well as developers and artists doing business or interested in doing business in Redmond.
In the meantime, the City has implemented an interim procedure that is currently being used by developers to develop public art projects. These projects are helping the City and developers evaluate ways to improve the process further.
For questions and more information about this project, please contact Carolyn Hope at 425-556-2313.