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File #: 19-0485    Version:
Type: decision Status: Passed
File created: 5/20/2019 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 7/16/2019 Final action: 7/16/2019
Title: West Bay Art Crossing Public Art Concept Plan
West Bay Art Crossing Public Art Concept Plan

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
The Arts Commission recommends Council approval of the West Bay Art Crossing concept plan.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve the West Bay Art Crossing Public Art concept plan as recommended by the Arts Commission.

Whether to approve the West Bay Art Crossing Public Art concept plan. If approved, the final concept will return to the Arts Commission on August 8 for refining of structural details. When those details are finalized, the project artists will move into fabrication. Installation and project completion is projected for spring of 2020.

Staff Contact:
Stephanie Johnson, Arts Program Manager, Parks, Arts & Recreation, 360.709.2678

Stephanie Johnson, Parks, Arts & Recreation
Lin McJunkin and Milo White, West Bay Crossing Project Public Artists

Background and Analysis:
On January 22, 2019, City Council approved the Arts Commission's recommendation of Lin McJunkin and Milo White as public artists for the West Bay Art Crossings Project. The five-member jury that formed the recommendation included a member of the Planning Commission and the Northwest Neighborhood Association (NWONA) in addition to two Arts Commissioners and the City's on-call Landscape Architect.

On March 21, the artists participated in a half-day familiarization tour, meeting with the City's Historic Preservation Officer and Transportation Engineer, to better understand the site. That evening, they met with members of the NW neighborhoods - NWONA, West Bay Drive and Burbank/Elliot were specifically invited - and others in attendance, to better understand the community around the site.

On May 9, the Arts Commission conducted a public hearing to receive and collect feedback from the public regarding the West Bay Art Crossing Concept Plan. At this public hearing, project artists Lin McJunkin and Milo White recapped their feedback from the neighborhood...

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