Almost immediately upon appointment in Spring 2011, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission was tasked with selecting designs for public art elements for the West Washington Street Building Parking Deck. The six-story deck is a public/private partnership between Athens-Clarke County, which owns the parking area, and Batson-Cook Construction, which owns the first-floor retail and top-floor office spaces. Artists from Athens and surrounding counties submitted designs for metal panels and fabric banners to embellish the building. The ACAC invited citizen stakeholders to join in the selection process and designs by Heidi Hensley, Robert Clements, Jared Brown, Elizabeth Debban, and Chet Thomas were selected. The deck was dedicated in October 2011.