Apply for approval of your art work

Art is required for all nonresidential developments. Approval of the art work is required before installation and receipt of a final Certificate of Occupancy. Art approval is divided into two phases: Conceptual Art Review and Final Art Review. Please see below, for more information about each.

Conceptual Art Review

Conceptual art review is required for all art pieces that were not found through a "call for artists" process. For more information about this process, please click here(PDF, 156KB).  Art pieces found through a "call for artists" process may proceed to Final Art Review. 

Step 1.Review the art requirements

Step 2.Submit a formal application

  • Submit a formal application to planning@orovalleyaz.gov with all required contents from the Art Review Guide(PDF, 693KB).
  • You may also submit in person or by regular mail
  • Fees can be paid by cash, check or card
  • Submission will not be reviewed until all fees are paid

Step 3.Staff review

  • All applicable departments will review your submittal for code compliance
  • Staff comments will be provided within 20 working days of a complete submittal
  • A revised application addressing staff comments must be resubmitted. Additional revised submittals may be necessary if code issues are not adequately addressed.
  • Once all staff comments are addressed, the application will be scheduled for consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Step 4.Planning and Zoning Commission Public Meeting

  • Conceptual art requires consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Staff will provide a staff report regarding compliance to the zoning code 
  • A staff presentation will be provided outlining the proposed application followed by staff’s recommendation
  • The applicant will be provided an opportunity to present their application

Step 5.Town Council Public Meeting

  • Following a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission, Town Council will consider the application
  • Staff will provide a staff report regarding Zoning Code compliance
  • If necessary, a staff presentation will be provided outlining the proposed application followed by the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation
  • If necessary, the applicant will be provided an opportunity to present their application

Step 6.Next steps

  • Upon Town Council approval, the next step is to proceed with final art review

 

 

Final Art Review

Final art review is required after Town Council approval and before installing your art piece.

Step 1.Review the art requirements

Step 2.Submit a formal application

  • Submit a formal application to planning@orovalleyaz.gov with all required contents from the Art Review Guide(PDF, 693KB).
  • You may also submit in person or by regular mail
  • Fees can be paid by cash, check or card
  • Submission will not be reviewed until all fees are paid

Step 3.Staff review 

  • All applicable departments will review your submittal for code compliance 
  • Staff comments will be provided within 10 working days of a complete submittal

Step 4.Submit a revised application

  • A revised application addressing staff comments must be resubmitted
  • Additional revised submittals may be necessary if code issues are not adequately addressed 

Step 5.Staff approval and next steps

  • Upon administrative approval, please proceed getting any necessary building permits required for installation