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Heritage Artwork in Public Places Program (HAPP)

 On August 10, 1989, the Santa Fe Springs City Council adopted Ordinance No. 755, which created the Heritage Artwork in Public Places Program to provide a collection of permanent outdoor artwork in the City that could be enjoyed for many generations. The program was designed to present the community with a wide range of sculpture styles, themes and media, all the highest quality and monumental in scale.

HAPP Mission

The mission of the HAPP program is two-fold:

To provide a collection of nationally recognized permanent and temporary artwork throughout the City to be of public benefit. The program is designed to expand the opportunities for residents and visitors to experience artistic, historic, and cultural aspects of Santa Fe Springs; and

To generate funding to support a range of artistic and cultural activities and venues, that include but are not limited to, youth-oriented public art events, music and dance festivals, museum activities, arts education, performances, and art exhibitions.

HAPP Funding

New developments, remodels, expansions and improvements:

All new residential, commercial, and industrial development projects valued at $300,000 or more are subject to the HAPP Ordinance. When a commercial/residential developer’s project costs equal or exceed $300,000, the project developer shall acquire and install artwork in a public place on, or in the vicinity of, the project site. The cost or value of such artwork is funded by a 1% percent developer fee of the total project costs excluding land. Projects that involve remodeling or expansion of existing developments valued at $300,000 or more are also subject to the HAPP ordinance. The developer may opt to pay to the HAPP Fund an amount equal to 1% of the total project costs excluding land in lieu of acquiring and installing artwork.

HAPP Funding Uses

Funding may only be used to support:

  1. Selection, acquisition, and installation of public artwork
  2. Maintenance and restoration of public artwork
  3. Generational or intergenerational art education programs and events
  4. Live theatre, music, and dance festivals
  5. Museum activities
  6. Facilities that support the creation, performance, and exhibition of art;
  7. Artwork identification plaques and signage;
  8. Publicity and promotional materials for public art programs and functions
  9. HAPP administration
  10. Training and development for members of the HAAC