What is it?
Since 2010, the Scenic City Certification Program has certified 14 Greater Houston cities that implemented high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and public spaces. With 75 certified cities total, the Scenic City Certification Program provides a proven, highly-regarded tool to Texas cities for assessment, evaluation and recognition of infrastructure standards.
Any Texas city may apply to the Scenic City Certification Program for an objective, points-based review of existing municipal infrastructure ordinances. Every application receives a score sheet evaluation; cities that score at the upper level and demonstrate a landscaping/tree planting program, on-premise sign regulations and prohibition of new billboards may earn Certified Scenic City status.
To view a full list of certified cities, visit: sceniccitycertification.org/scenic-city-list/
Benefits of participation include:
- provides expert third-party evaluation of existing standards
- facilitates internal review and analysis of development plans
- serves as a platform to educate citizens on the impact of local regulations
- fosters community character and civic pride
- enhances economic development efforts
2010-2018 Houston Area Certified Cities
West University Place (Re-Certified)
“For our city staff and partners, applying to the Scenic City Certification Program was not only a recognition opportunity, but an opportunity for evaluation and continued growth.”
– City of Denton
“The Scenic City program is an indispensable diagnostic tool for Texas cities interested in smart growth and development. Missouri City was eager to engage in the evaluation process.”
– City of Missouri City
N. Richland Hills
South Padre Island
West University Place
West Lake Hills