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5.74.020 Definitions.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 178946, effective January 7, 2005.

A.  As used in this Chapter:

1.  Improvement Project means any project paid for wholly or in part by a Participating Bureau in which the Participating Bureau’s contribution of Eligible Funds equals $50,000 or more for the construction, rehabilitation, remodeling, improvement or purchase for a public use of any building, structure, park, public utility, street, sidewalk or parking facility or any portion thereof within the limits of the City of Portland.

2.  Maintenance and repair does not constitute an Improvement Project.

3.  Improvement Projects which are developed privately and leased back to the City of Portland are not exempt from the provisions of this Chapter.

4.  The purchase of improved or unimproved property by the Portland Development Commission solely for resale or redevelopment, in which property is not otherwise to be put to a governmental use, shall not constitute an Improvement Project subject to the provisions of this Chapter.

B.  Eligible Costs means the Participating Bureau’s capitalized costs for completion of an Improvement Project, including costs for capitalized tenant improvements.  Eligible Costs do not include costs for: design and engineering, administration, fees and permits, building demolition, relocation of tenants, environmental testing, environmental remediation, non-construction contingency or indirect costs, such as interest during construction, advertising and legal fees.  When an improvement project involves the acquisition of real property, costs attributable to land acquisition are not Eligible Costs, while costs attributable to improvements on the real property are Eligible Costs.

C.  Eligible Funds means a Participating Bureau’s monetary contribution to an Improvement Project. The following are not Eligible Funds: private development revenue, federal and state grants that preclude Public Art as an object for expenditure, Local Improvement District revenue, Water Operating Fund revenue, Water Construction Fund revenue, Sewer Systems Operating Fund revenue, Sewer Systems Construction Fund revenue and revenue from any other funding source subject to legal restrictions which preclude Public Art as an object for expenditure.

D.  Public Art means original artwork which is accessible to the public and/or public employees, and which has been approved as public art by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, acting on behalf of the City of Portland.

E.  Participating Bureau means a City of Portland Bureau or Commission that funds an Improvement Project within the meaning of this Chapter.

F.  Selection Panel means a group responsible for reviewing proposed Public Art and making recommendations to the Regional Arts & Culture Council on the selection of Public Art. Selection Panels shall include a representative of the Participating Bureau, the Improvement Project architect or engineer, artists and citizens.