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Public Art Easements

Coordinate with the Public Art commission to designate public art easements on new development that would be curated by the Commission.

The creation of the adaptive reuse ordinance in 2008 was the first time the zoning ordinance considered any provision for public art on private property. Since that time, public art in Lexington has become a substantial part of the urban fabric. Having the public art commission work with HOAs or neighborhood groups to designate locations in existing development, as well as rotate public art installations for display, would assist those groups that are interested in supporting the arts but are not sure where to begin. Further engagement with the Public Arts Commission to curate areas designated on development plans for public art would allow for the promotion of new artists in the community and keep those spaces fresh and popular for visitors.

Action Item(s)

  • Initiate discussions with the Public Art Commission about potential ordinance revisions to increase public art opportunities.

Goals and Objectives

GOAL A3: Provide well-designed neighborhoods and communities.

Objective: A3b

Strive for positive and safe social interactions in neighborhoods, including, but not limited to, neighborhoods that are connected for pedestrians and various modes of transportation.

GOAL D4: Promote, support, encourage and provide incentives for public art.

There are no objectives related to this policy that further this particular goal.