Residents may soon see an increase in Keller public art projects.
The Keller City Council unanimously approved an additional public art dedication fee to the city’s Unified Development Code on new commercial projects.
The fee of 0.25 percent of construction value will apply to all new commercial/industrial projects, as well as commercial expansion of 25 percent or more and residential projects of five or more lots, according to a city news release.
The city estimates the fee would have collected about $210,000 in Fiscal Year 2015, had it been in place.
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Public Arts Board Chairwoman Brenda Wyatt said she is “thrilled” Keller leaders value art and believes the funding will help the city “become a destination, a showplace of art and talent.”
The city’s current public art collection includes 14 sculptures around city facilities, parks, and trails around Keller Town Center. The city’s Public Art Master Plan, currently undergoing revision, includes more than 50 other potential future locations for art.
“The Arts Board and I look forward to helping Keller move forward in this exciting journey,” Wyatt said.
For more about the art dedication fee, contact Community Development, 817-743-4130.