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The Coral Gables Art in Public Places Program was created by ordinance in 2007 and took effect in February 2010.  You can find the full text of the ordinance in the Zoning Code, Sculpture by Jean Ward in Pittman ParkArticle 3, Division 21.  The program addresses two important goals:  

(1) maintaining the City's Historic Public Art Collection and 

(2) commissioning, acquiring and exhibiting new public artworks in Coral Gables.  Funds from municipal projects are dedicated towards preserving the Historic Public Art Collection, while the participation of private developers addresses the goal of having new public artwork in the City.  

Public Art Collection, interactive Map

Public Art Master Plan  [PDF]

Public Art Guidelines [PDF]  

See our Project pages for information on current and past projects.

Construction & Renovation: Information for Developers

The Coral Gables Art in Public Places (AiPP) requirement applies to non-municipal projects with an Aggregate Project Value (APV) of $1 million or more, except for single-family homes and projects at the University of Miami. 

Aggregate Project Value means the total of all construction costs associated with a particular construction or renovation project regardless of the number of permits associated with the project, or whether it is a phased project.

Construction Cost means the total cost of a construction or renovation project, as determined by the Building Official in issuing a building permit for construction or renovation plus soft costs of architectural and engineering fees. The Construction Cost includes all labor, structural materials, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, infrastructure, design, permitting, architecture, engineering, lighting, signage, and site work. All construction and renovation costs shall be calculated based on good faith projections for the whole project, and paid as of the date the building permit is issued. This definition is not intended to include the Florida Building Code definition for Construction Cost.

If the AiPP Requirement Applies to Your Project:

  • Contact the Historical Resources & Cultural Arts staff early in your planning and design process to discuss.
  • Submit an Art in Public Places Worksheet with information about your plans to fulfill the AiPP requirement in your applications for the Development review Committee (DRC) and Board of Architects review.
  • Complete and submit the Art in Public Places Aggregate Project Value Application to the Building and Zoning Department.
  • Pay the required Art in Public Places fee or have proposed public artwork approved in accordance with The City of Coral Gables art in Public Places Program: Funding, Goals, and Implementation Guidelines.

For further information regarding the Art in Public Places program, please contact the Historical Resources & Cultural Arts Department at (305) 460-5094 or email

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