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PDFWAC 200-230-060

Guidelines for selecting sites for major works.

Proposing entities must address the following considerations in selecting a site for a proposed major work. Formal proposals prepared by proposing entities must include a description of how the proposal considers and responds to each of these guidelines. These guidelines will be used by the department, CCDAC and SCC to evaluate and recommend or approve a final site.
(1) Setting. The space surrounding a work shall provide a setting that is compatible and supportive. In turn, the work in its setting shall be supportive of the surrounding landscape design and public functions, including those intended in the master plan.
(2) Size and scale. There must be a match between the size and scale of the work and its setting.
(3) Spatial envelopes. Freestanding works, through their presence, affect the territory in which they stand. The size of the surrounding spatial envelope defined by surrounding buildings and growth shall be considered since it is directly related to the size and scale of the work.
(4) Relationship to other existing works or features. The work shall not be of such size, scale or material as to interfere with any existing campus feature.
(5) Visual context. Visual works are perceived in relationship to their context, which may include open sky, landscape, or building facade. Their design and placement shall consider such contextual issues as silhouette, directionality, orientation, and background.
(6) Site significance. The size, location, prominence and visibility of the site shall be appropriate to the subject matter of work in the context of other existing works and the surrounding state capitol grounds environment.
(7) Relationship to master plan composition. The work and the site shall be considered together in terms of the way they affect or establish relationships with existing axes, vistas, entry points, landmarks, buildings, and open space; and the way they may affect sensitive natural and historic features of the campus or impact current or planned uses of the proposed site.
(8) Additional issues may become apparent in the process of site selection for a specific theme, subject matter, or work, and shall be considered.
[Statutory Authority: 2011 c 43. WSR 11-23-093, recodified as § 200-230-060, filed 11/17/11, effective 11/17/11. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.34, 43.19 RCW and 1997 c 149 § 140(3). WSR 98-01-112, § 236-18-060, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98.]
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