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 »

Scenic Houston works with partner organizations on streetscape issues.

Scenic Houston is busy at work with several area organizations on issues that support the Scenic Houston mission to preserve and enhance the visual character of Houston. In July, Scenic Houston Executive Director Anne Culver met with the board of directors of the Downtown Super Neighborhood to discuss METRO’s review of new methods to generate …read more »

Kay B. Crooker passes away at 78, former Scenic Houston Board President and longest-serving member of the city’s planning commission.

Throughout her extraordinary volunteer career, Kay Crooker was a driving force for preserving and enhancing the visual character of Houston.  Appointed to the City of Houston’s Planning Commission by five consecutive mayors, and the longest-serving member of the city’s planning commission, Kay ensured that Houston’s development rules and the application of those rules support sustainable …read more »

METRO approves contract to study advertising value of agency assets

At its February Board of Directors meeting, METRO signed a $103,831 contract with IMG Worldwide to conduct an asset monetization study that will seek to forecast revenue METRO could generate by selling advertising on a wide array of the transit agency’s assets, including the outsides of buses and trains, bus shelters and train stations.

The City of Houston earns Scenic America’s Clear Vision award

The City of Houston will be presented with Scenic America’s Clear Vision award at a reception being held at WorldFest-Houston International Independent Film Festival on Friday, April 20th.  Houston Mayor Annise Parker will accept the inaugural award in conjunction with the Texas premiere of This Space Available, a ground-breaking documentary about the problems caused by visual pollution, …read more »