GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-4000
(Amended by Ordinance No. 185915, effective May 1, 2013.) Original Art Murals that meet all of the following criteria and which are not prohibited will be allowed upon satisfaction of the applicable permit requirements:
A. No part of the mural shall exceed 30 feet in height measured from grade.
B. The mural shall remain in place, without alterations, for a period of five years, except in limited circumstances to be specified in the Bureau of Development Services Administrative Rules. The applicant shall certify in the permit application that the applicant agrees to maintain the mural in place for a period of five years without alteration.
C. The mural shall not extend more than 6 inches from the plane of the wall upon which it is tiled or painted or to which it is affixed.
D. In Design Overlay Zones, the mural shall meet all of the additional, objective Design Standards for Original Art Murals, as established in the Bureau of Development Services Administrative Rules.
E. In the Historic Resource Overlay Zones, murals may be allowed on buildings that have been identified as non-contributing structures within Historic and Conservation Districts. These murals shall meet all of the additional, objective Design Standards for Original Art Murals, as established in the Bureau of Development Services Administrative Rules.
The following are prohibited:
A. Murals on residential buildings with fewer than five dwelling units.
B. Murals on historic or conservation landmarks.
C. Murals on buildings that have been identified as contributing structures to a historic or conservation district.
D. Murals in a public right-of-way.
E. Murals for which compensation is given or received for the display of the mural or for the right to place the mural on another’s property. The applicant shall certify in the permit application that no compensation will be given or received for the display of the mural or the right to place the mural on the property.
F. Murals which would result in a property becoming out of compliance with the provisions of Title 33, Planning and Zoning, or land use conditions of approval for the development on which the mural is to be located.
The exemption of PCC Subsection 32.12.020 J. applies only to Original Art Murals for which a permit has been obtained under this Title and any adopted Administrative Rules. Issuance of an Original Art Mural Permit does not exempt the permittee from complying with any other applicable requirements of the Portland City Code, including but not limited to Titles 24 and 33.
Exceptions to the regulations of this Title are prohibited.