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Arts & Culture

The purpose of the Arts and Culture working group is to propose changes to the regulations that would ensure that arts are equitably available to all residents of the city and that affordable space is available in the city for arts production, display, sale, rehearsal, performance, etc. The working group looked at guidance from the Comprehensive Plan, guidance from and lessons learned from the existing zoning regulations, and best practices from around the U.S.

Working Group

Meetings for this subject area were conducted on the following dates:

March 18, 2009
March 25, 2009
April 1, 2008
April 22, 2008

Moving Forward

The final recommendations were heard by the Zoning Commission at a Public Hearing held on September 18, 2008. To see the full transcript of the public hearing, you can read the Zoning Commission transcript of case 08-06-4 on their site here.  The Zoning Commission provided informal guidance on the Arts & Culture recommendations to the Office of Planning on October 20, 2008. This informal guidance is located below in the documents section.


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Recommendations (3)
Date Title/Description
27-Oct-2008 Zoning Commission Guidance 10/20/08
08-Sep-2008 Public hearing notice - Arts & Culture
28-Aug-2008 OP Arts & Culture Report - Recommendations to the Zoning Commission
April 22, 2008 Meeting (1)
Date Title/Description
09-May-2008 Arts & Culture - Meeting 4 Summary
April 1, 2008 Meeting (1)
Date Title/Description
07-Apr-2008 Arts and Culture - Meeting 3 Summary
March 25, 2008 Meeting (1)
Date Title/Description
28-Mar-2008 Arts and Culture - Meeting 2 Summary
March 18, 2008 Meeting (1)
Date Title/Description
21-Mar-2008 Follow up Package - March 18, 2008 A & C Meeting
Background Documents (4)
Date Title/Description
13-Mar-2008 Background summary and proposed schedule
13-Mar-2008 Policy and Action Item lists from the Comprehensive Plan pertaining to the arts
13-Mar-2008 Existing Zoning Regulations pertaining to the arts
13-Mar-2008 Summary of topics in Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Regulations