August Scenic Citizen: Jonathan Day - For nearly four decades, Scenic Houston board member, Jonathan Day, has been the driving force behind many of Houston’s change-making, scenic initiatives. Jonathan’s 45-year long legal career, coupled with his leadership in the community, makes his recognition as August’s Scenic Citizen more than fitting. During his tenure as Houston’s City Attorney, Jonathan developed the legislation that more »
Scenic Houston plan for more appealing airport corridors wins approval - HOUSTON – Going to and from Houston airports will be a more visually appealing experience under changes to the Houston sign code proposed by Scenic Houston and approved by Houston City Council today. The plan designates the freeways between Houston’s airports and central business district as Airport Corridor Districts where new business signage – excluding more »
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 more »