The Mountain View City Council recently approved plans for a new Shoreline fire station, and all the design needs now is a $67,000 piece of artwork, the city says.
By June 12, the city hopes to receive proposals from local artists for a work of art with a firefighting theme. It can stand on its own outside, like a sculpture, or be installed as a part of the building itself, like a mural or stained-glass window.
City policies state that all major city projects over $1 million put 1 percent of the cost towards public art. In this case, the station is expected to cost $6.7 million once it is constructed across the street from Shoreline Amphitheatre.
The city's request for proposals for artists can be seen here.