The mission of the Scenic City Certification Program is to support and recognize Texas municipalities that implement high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and public spaces. The Scenic City Certification Program provides a proven, highly-regarded tool to Texas cities for assessment, evaluation, and recognition of infrastructure standards.
The evaluation reviews every applicant’s existing ordinance and code language in these areas:
- Streetscape enhancements
- Parks, trails and open spaces
- Lighting standards
- Design integrity
- Landscaping and screening
- Sign control
- Litter and graffiti prohibition
- Utility and cable line programs
- Unique municipal features
- Special programs
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 designation.