June Scenic Citizen: Danny Perkins, Hobby Area District - We are excited to celebrate Danny Perkins as Scenic Houston’s Scenic Citizen for June. His passion for and commitment to redeveloping the Broadway/Hobby Corridor in 2017 is the perfect example of how one person can make a huge difference in our collective scenic experience. Danny is chairman of the Hobby Area Management District and was Scenic ...read more »
Scenic Citizen: Robby Robinson, Clean & Green Program - Buffalo Bayou is one of Houston’s richest natural resource and a dynamic hub for recreational activities for residents and visitors alike. Keeping this community gem clean from debris and accessible to all is no small feat. Robby Robinson, head of Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s Clean & Green Program, our November Scenic Citizen, is the unsung hero ...read more »
October Scenic Citizen: Amy Reed, Keep Houston Beautiful - For more than a decade, Amy Reed followed a passion-filled path to become the Executive Director of Keep Houston Beautiful (KHB). Amy’s dream became a reality in 2018, and she now spearheads the organization’s efforts to empower Houstonians to create a cleaner, safer, and healthier city. Our October Scenic Citizen highlights Amy’s leadership and steadfast dedication ...read more »
September Scenic Citizen: the Houston Department of Transformation - The Houston Department of Transformation, a volunteer group of Near Northside residents, are taking action to improve the aesthetic and safety of their neighborhood. Residents are addressing vehicular speeding, improving pedestrian access, and enhancing the community with beautification projects. For our September Scenic Citizen, we are proud to recognize this body of dedicated volunteers committed ...read more »
August Scenic Citizen: Elia & Noah Quiles, Mini Murals project - Houstonians are proud of the city’s incredibly diverse culture, world-class attractions, and its eclectic art scene. The Mini Murals project, created by Elia and Noah Quiles, is adding to Houston’s unique identity. Driving through the city, one of the 200+ traffic signal boxes turned public art has undoubtedly caught your eye. The metal structure of ...read more »
Scenic Citizen – MetroNational - In 1959, the early stages of Memorial City on Houston’s west side began to take shape. Joseph Johnson, the founder of the real estate development company MetroNational, saw potential to transform 200 acres of underutilized land off Gessner Road into a “city within a city.” Now, 60 years later, Memorial City is a prime west ...read more »
Scenic Citizen: University of Houston, Perspectives art project - This month’s Scenic Citizen recognizes the Perspectives beautification art project displayed at the busy I-45/Cullen underpass near the University of Houston (UH). Designed by students in the Graphic Design program, the Perspectives mural depicts the history and character of four neighboring communities. GONZO247, a Houston graffiti artist, collaborated with the students to produce a design ...read more »
Scenic Citizen – ULI – Houston - Scenic Houston is proud to name the Urban Land Institute – Houston as this month’s Scenic Citizen. Working through its membership of real estate and land use professionals, ULI-Houston encourages and rewards best practices in urban development. “Our members strive to create beautiful spaces that have great visual appeal, plus make economic sense and have ...read more »
Scenic Citizen: Radom Capital - Honest materials bind the framework for Heights Mercantile, a low-rise mixed-use development that’s home to eclectic dining, office, and retail spaces in the historic Heights neighborhood. What makes the materials like exposed steel, corrugated metal panels, and cross braces honest is that they all reference the metal warehouse previously on the site and reveal how ...read more »