Scenic Houston is working with the Hobby Area District, City of Houston, TxDOT, and other key organizations to transform the two mile Broadway Street airport corridor connecting William P. Hobby Airport to I-45. A fresh, attractive Broadway will provide a much needed “Welcome to Houston.”
North Houston Association, Scenic Houston and City of Conroe Cooperation
On March 11, 2015, the City of Conroe passed an amendment to its sign ordinance to extend Conroe’s prohibition on new billboards to include its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). Conroe took this action in light of Grand Parkway construction. The North Houston Association and Scenic Houston had consulted with the City of Conroe regarding its ability to protect the northern Grand Parkway segments from billboard proliferation. Houston, Tomball, Baytown, Friendswood, League City and the Woodlands Township—other cities along the Grand Parkway alignment— already prohibit new billboard permits within their cities and ETJ. Conroe assistant director for Community Development Nancy Mikeska said, “The GP is going to be a billboard-free parkway, a scenic type parkway.”
Scenic Houston is excited to spread the news about Streetmix, a user-friendly, interactive tool for streetscape design. Streetmix allows users to build and/or redesign streetscapes using adjustable streetscape features including sidewalks, bus lanes, bike lanes, planting strips, lighting, etc. We see Streetmix as a helpful tool for streetscape visualization in Houston which can be easily used in conjunction with our Streetscape Resource Guide.
Streetmix was created by Code for America as a way for community members to share their streetscape visions with city officials and planners.