P. O. Box 101264, Fort Worth, TX 76185-1264
Founded in 1995, Scenic Fort Worth promotes scenic beauty as a valuable asset for all who live, visit, and conduct business in the City of Fort Worth. We are committed to preserve and enhance the natural and built environment of the city through public policy, information, and education.
preserving and enhancing our state’s visual environment

Scenic Fort Worth

Our philosophy is to provide leadership and to develop alliances that build a strong community voice for quality of life ordinances and programs.

Public policy successes to date include City of Fort Worth ordinances and policies that

  • Ban new billboards in the City and its ETJ and do not allow conversion of existing billboards to electronic signs or require relocation of billboards removed for public work projects;
  • Require landscaping for all new business and industrial developments and for major additions to existing sites;
  • Set new standards for commercial signs by requiring monument signs and by establishing limits for temporary signs and “attention-getting devices”;
  • Changed the route and design of a State highway and toll road and required context sensitive road design, extensive landscaping and lower speed limits within the City of Fort Worth;
  • Increase the tree canopy for the entire city by protecting mature trees and requiring new tree planting in all zoning categories;
  • Develop green space and public areas, trees planting programs, and public/private development of a community park;
  • Facilitated application for Scenic Cities award for Fort Worth “Gold” in 2016 and reapplication in 2018; and
  • Assist Scenic Texas with bi-annual legislative advocacy regarding proposed bills that could affect our mission.

Scenic Fort Worth monitors ordinance enforcement, works to strengthen policies, and studies the impact of annual City budgets. It is involved in preserving the public tree farm, design standards, land use, historic conservation, and many other quality of life issues. The organization has facilitated community-wide conferences addressing mixed-use development, sustainability policies, urban density, and transportation.

 

Contacts

Judy Harman, President — JLHftworth@aol.com

Louise Appleman, Vice President — applelou@msn.com

Margaret DeMoss, Secretary/Treasurer — mdemoss@demossco.com