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File #: 2018-0743    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/20/2018 In control: Committee on Public Works
On agenda: 7/24/2018 Final action: 7/31/2018
Enactment date: 7/31/2018 Enactment #: 527
Effective date: 8/6/2018    
Title: Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into an Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and OOA Design, LLC, for the creation and installation of public art at Wightman Park located at 5612 Solway Street Pittsburgh, PA 15217, at a cost not to exceed Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00).
Indexes: AGREEMENTS
Attachments: 1. Summary 2018-0743
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Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into an Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and OOA Design, LLC, for the creation and installation of public art at Wightman Park located at 5612 Solway Street Pittsburgh, PA 15217, at a cost not to exceed Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00).

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WHEREAS, a planning process with residents and stakeholders in the Squirrel Hill community resulted in the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works to develop a Master Plan for Wightman Park; and

WHEREAS, the Master Plan recommends that the City of Pittsburgh use public funds to commission and install public art in the plan area; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Works includes a Public Art + Civic Design division, that seeks to introduce new and innovative public art programs around the City of Pittsburgh; and

WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh's Public Art Plan provides a vision for how public art will be created, maintained, and displayed in the City of Pittsburgh for the next decade and calls for the integration of art into the "built environment" as an element of urban and building design as a means of reinforcing public gathering places, infrastructure, neighborhoods, and communities; and

WHEREAS, on May 14, 2018, the Office of Management and Budget released a Request for Proposals to solicit artists and artist collectives to create public art for the City of Pittsburgh's Wightman Park; and

WHEREAS, a selection committee chose a proposal by the OOA Design, LLC, design team of Oreen Cohen, Olivia Kissel, and Alison Zapata for the public art installation; and.

WHEREAS, the OOA Design, LLC. design team is in the process of legally forming a limited liability company, OOA Design LLC, which is intended to be the contracting party for the Agreement once formed.

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1.

The Mayor and the Director of Public Works, on behal...

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