Municipal Arts Commission

Meetings

  • First Wednesday of each month, view calendar

Members

  • Marisa Boan, Chairperson
  • Fred Spinowitz, Commission Member
  • Michael Marrero, Commission Member 
  • Alejandra Hernandez, Commission Member 
  • Melissa Panszi-Riebe, Commission Member
  • Eric Woodlin, Commission Member
  • Jane Wals, Commission Member

Overview

Several years ago, the Sign Review Board was abolished and the Municipal Art Commission was created. All awnings, banners and signs that do not meet code are referred to the MAC for approval. The commission is made up of arts professionals, architects, and community leaders all from New Rochelle to assist businesses with compliance of the local code.

The Municipal Art Commission is also responsible for the overseeing and selection of public arts projects within the City of New Rochelle. In addition, the Commission must approve all design elements relating to street furniture, lighting banners, etc. on public property. Recently, the MAC was given approval over window coverings and artistic displays in vacant store fronts, and art projects on large commercial developments as required under the Municipal Code.

Application Package

A complete application package must contain the (1) petition application form, (2) a referral/denial letter from the Bureau of Buildings, (3) the fee schedule with calculations for the total fee, (4) a check with the fee amount payable to the City of New Rochelle, (5) a narrative of the artwork and artist (if applicable), and (6) one set of drawings (11x17 in) including front and side elevations of proposed project specifying critical dimensions, colors, materials, lighting, mounting method, rendering/photo mock-up showing sign/awning/art proposal, and photos showing before and after conditions of entire building façade and adjacent buildings on both sides of subject property. Please submit one (1) physical copy of a complete application package and one (1) electronic version in pdf format to Jorge Ventura (jventura@newrochelleny.com) at the Department of Development.

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