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Northeast Times | December 1, 2021

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Fort Worth is golden. Scenic City Gold, that is.

Fort Worth is golden. Scenic City Gold, that is.

Fort Worth is one of a handful of Texas cities with Scenic City Gold status.

The Scenic City Certification Program is a project of Scenic Texas with a mission to support and recognize Texas municipalities that implement high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and public spaces, with the long-term goal of improving the image of Texas cities.

The program has identified a direct correlation between the success of a city’s economic development efforts and the visual appearance of its public space.

The Scenic City program is the first in the U.S. to incorporate a comprehensive set of model standards for design and development of public roadways and public spaces into one program. Cities apply to the program for a rigorous evaluation and scoring of existing municipal standards against the model. Those with the highest evaluation scores earn certification.

Fort Worth was last recertified Scenic City Gold in 2018, earning more than 80 percent of the possible points.

A local affiliate, Scenic Fort Worth, monitors ordinance enforcement, works to strengthen ordinances and studies the impact of annual city budgets.