Chapter 12.40


12.40.010    Statement of purpose.

12.40.020    Boundaries and date established.

12.40.030    Definitions.

12.40.040    Administration.

12.40.050    Validity.

12.40.010 Statement of purpose.

In accordance with Chapter 11 of Title 15.2 of the Code of Virginia, it is the purpose of this chapter to establish an arts and culture district, to be known as the Red Brick District, in order to increase awareness and support for the arts and culture in Staunton, especially within the area designated as the Staunton arts and culture district. The city believes that the creation of an arts and culture district will enable the arts and culture organizations within the district to partner and build synergy with which more effective promotion, cooperation, and collaboration can occur. The city further believes that the establishment of an arts and culture district will encourage the growth of arts and culture organizations as well as complementary businesses, thus increasing the overall economic activity of this geographic area and other neighboring areas of the city, which would, in turn, benefit the welfare of the citizens throughout Staunton. (Ord. 2009-24; Ord. 2009-16).

12.40.020 Boundaries and date established.

The boundaries of the Staunton arts and culture district are as set forth on the map entitled “Staunton Arts and Culture District,” dated July 23, 2009, as maintained in the Staunton office of economic development and tourism, the provisions of which map are incorporated fully herein by reference. (Ord. 2009-24; Ord. 2009-16).

12.40.030 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term(s) below shall have the following meaning, unless clearly indicated to the contrary:

The term “arts and culture organization” shall mean a business or not-for-profit organization that presents live performances of theatre, dance, music, or other imaginative work and/or produces or exhibits physical works created by an artist or under an artist’s direction and intended for unique production or limited reproduction. Museums or historic sites, the primary mission of which is education or historic preservation, also qualify as arts and culture organizations. (Ord. 2009-24; Ord. 2009-16).

12.40.040 Administration.

The administrator of the Staunton arts and culture district shall be the city manager or designee. The administrator shall determine the procedures for obtaining any benefits created by this chapter and for the administration of this chapter. (Ord. 2009-24; Ord. 2009-16).

12.40.050 Validity.

If any section, paragraph, subdivision, clause, or provision of this chapter be adjudged invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such adjudication shall not operate to affect the validity of any other part hereof. (Ord. 2009-24; Ord. 2009-16).