Scenic Houston holds ribbon cutting ceremony for Broadway/Hobby Corridor Redevelopment Project

City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and other dignitaries gather for celebration     HOUSTON – January 12, 2017 – Scenic Houston held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for the Broadway/Hobby Corridor Redevelopment Project, a nearly two-mile-long portion of Broadway Street connecting Hobby Airport and Interstate 45. Joined by Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston officials

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

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

A new website provides an interesting tool for gathering community support for neighborhood improvement

A website called Neighborland.com, a social media tool for sharing ideas to make your neighborhood better, is part of a new genre of websites and apps designed to democratize what shows up in our communities. The project is currently active in several U.S. cities, including Houston, Chicago, Las Vegas, and New York. The site provides a

“Chickens, Signs, and Other Hot Topics” a paper on emerging trends in land use

In a new paper from Alan Bojorquez and Joseph Deeb, the authors outline a list of non-traditional land use and development topics that have been confronting Texas municipalities over the last few years.  The paper share insights garnered through their roles as municipal lawyers representing Texas cities. The decision of what to include in this