Houston is a world-class city. But that’s certainly not the image we project to business partners or the best-and-brightest we want to lure here to study and work. The unsightly condition of Houston’s airport corridors creates an unfavorable first impression. Scenic Houston is confident that we can re-shape our airport entryways, our welcome to Houston. We can reverse the negative first impression.
THE FOUNDATION FOR IMPROVEMENTS: THE STREETSCAPE RESOURCE GUIDE
Scenic Houston has conducted an inventory and analysis of all public regulations that impact the visual aspects of Houston’s streets and public spaces. Utilizing this information as well as reference data on best practices in other U.S. cities, Scenic Houston has produced in coordination and collaboration with senior staff of the City of Houston Planning and Public Works Departments, the Scenic Houston Streetscape Resource Guide. This guide is a practical, photo-rich companion to Houston’s current streetscape development regulations. It can be used by all stakeholders interested in how Houston streets can be constructed and redeveloped to build healthier, more attractive neighborhoods, improve impressions of the City and foster economic growth.
AIRPORT CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT INITITATIVE
Using the Streetscape Resource Guide as a blueprint, Scenic Houston is assessing the current conditions of Houston’s airport corridors. Scenic Houston is outlining a plan to dramatically improve the appearance and conditions of these high-visibility areas, and will seek public support and approval of the proposed elements of the plans. Public and private resources will be marshaled to design and create landscaping and other improvements in these corridors.
BROADWAY/HOBBY REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT
The Broadway/Hobby Area Redevelopment Project is only the first step in marshaling the combined resources of interested parties to create a better face for Houston. Timing and a unique set of circumstances allows Scenic Houston capitalizing on the already funded road construction and ensure a beautifully landscaped gateway is created to welcome visitors to our city. Click here if you’d like to contribute to the Broadway/Hobby Redevelopment Project.