Conroe Declares Billboard-free ETJ

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 …read more »

Streetmix: A Streetscape Design Tool

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 …read more »

The Campaign for a More Scenic Houston – Goal Exceeded!

Scenic Houston is excited to report our Campaign for a More Scenic Houston was a success and exceeded the initial fundraising goal, garnering more than $800,000 from generous corporations, foundations and individuals, including 100% support from the Scenic Houston Board of Directors. Campaign success enables Scenic Houston to tackle its priorities: promote streetscape improvement projects using the …read more »

Three Houston Area Cities Earn Scenic City Certification

Congratulations to Friendswood, Webster and West University Place for earning first-time Scenic City Certification! Other Houston-area cities previously certified include Houston, Missouri City, Pearland, Seabrook, and Sugar Land. Read the entire press release.

Congratulations to Scenic Houston’s 7 new Board Members!

Scenic Houston announces the appointment of seven new board members commencing terms that run through December 2016. The new appointments include: Jeffrey Abel, principal, Abel Design Group; Evans Attwell, senior vice president, Private Banking Group, Frost Bank; Chris Bilton, executive director, Greater Southeast Management District; Edwin Friedrichs, P.E., PTP, senior principal, Walter P Moore; Marlene …read more »

Street Scene Newsletter, May 2014

Preserving Houston’s Streetscapes. Stay informed! Enjoy this month’s Scenic Houston Street Scene, our update to you on scenic activities and issues. May 2014 Street Scene Newsletter (PDF)

Campaign for a More Scenic Houston

Scenic Houston has launched its Campaign for a More Scenic Houston to support its new strategic plan. Campaign proceeds will fund specific new initiatives to 1) support optimal Houston streetscape planning through wide endorsement and adoption of Scenic Houston’s Streetscape Resource Guide, 2) provide assessment and action plans for improving the current conditions of the Hobby and …read more »

Jersey Village says no to digital billboards

Jersey Village has turned down a Clear Channel proposal to convert static billboards to digital. Scenic Texas met with city leaders earlier this year to review the issues associated with digital billboard conversions. To learn more, read the full story here:

2013 Scenic Houston Dinner Honors John W. Johnson and H-E-B

Thank you to all who attended the 2013 Scenic Houston Annual Dinner honoring 2013 Scenic Visionary: John W. Johnson and Scenic Initiative Award recipient, H-E-B. The 2013 Annual Dinner and presentation of Scenic Houston’s 2013 Scenic Visionary and Scenic Initiative Award was held on Wednesday, October 23rd 2013 at the Houston Country Club. This year’s event was the most successful to date. Proceeds …read more »