Light sculpture advances
City Council will review proposal for piece of interactive art on Central Avenue.
The artwork is mandatory under the Downtown Specific Plan, which requires a public art component valued at 1% of the cost of any project with a price tag of at least $500,000 in the downtown area. No required artwork has been completed under the new policy, although the commission reviewed another art proposal for a Hyatt Hotel slated for the corner of Central and Wilson avenues.
The ground floor of the proposed complex would feature a cafe connected to about 1,350 square feet of public space. The public area would be surrounded in panels of transparent glass, creating what the project’s architect, Mark Vaghei, described as “a sun-filled outdoor room.”