The City of West U has been named a “Scenic City” and is one of seven municipalities in Texas to receive the designation.
West U recently received a five-year Bronze Certification, which was granted by Scenic Texas and its Program Partners pursuant to a very thorough review of infrastructure programs for public roadways and public spaces, in particular:
• Strong standards to enhance the visual character of its streetscapes through sign regulation, landscaping and tree preservation)
• Emphasis on establishing and protecting parks, trails and open spaces
• Litter and graffiti abatement programs
The Scenic City Certification Program is the first in the United States to incorporate a comprehensive set of model standards for design and development of public roadways and public spaces into one program.
“The Scenic City Certification is wonderful recognition of the value our city and its residents place on the appearance of our spaces visible to the public, and the measures we take to maintain such standards,” said Mayor Pro Tem Susan Sample, who suggested the city look into the certification.
The Scenic City Certification Program is a project of Scenic Texas and its program partners the Texas Municipal League, Urban Land Institute – Houston, American Planning Association Texas, Houston-Galveston Council, Houston Council of Engineers, Keep Texas Beautiful, Texas Historical Commission, Scenic Houston and Scenic America.
Other Houston-area cities that have been named “Scenic Cities” include Missouri City, Sugar Land and Pearland.