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Northeast Times | January 17, 2022

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Colleyville earns Scenic City Certification

Colleyville earns Scenic City Certification

The City of Colleyville received a Silver Scenic City Certification recognizing its responsible and forward-looking vision for public roadways and public spaces.

Mayor Richard Newton accepted the certification on Oct. 5 in Houston at an event held in conjunction with the Texas Municipal League’s Annual Conference. Colleyville is among 13 cities to earn certification for the 2017-2022 period.

“I am proud of this city and our staff for this accomplishment,” Mayor Newton said. “The award’s highest level is platinum and I am challenging us to achieve that success the next time this award is up for review.

“I know that we will because we’re already doing a lot of the things that will get us there,” he said.

Operating under a 2035 Comprehensive Plan, Colleyville’s Scenic City assessment demonstrated that the city focuses on neighborhood preservation, community character, economic resilience, increased amenities and improved public services, with particular emphasis on its vision for Colleyville Boulevard. This is the second time the city has received the certification, which is reviewed every five years.

The Scenic City Certification Program is a project of Scenic Texas, Inc. and its program partners. Texas cities access this diagnostic program for an objective review of existing municipal infrastructure ordinances as they relate to public roadways and public spaces. The evaluation compares a city’s standards to the unique Scenic City model devised by the partnership organizations. Assessment is points-based, with every applicant city receiving a detailed, scored evaluation. Cities can earn official certification by scoring in the upper range and meet stringent scenic streetscape standards.

“Scenic City Certification shines a light on Colleyville’s strong commitment to high-quality standards for public roadways and public spaces,” said Anne Culver, executive vice president of Scenic Texas. “This recognition is intended to support cities that have a long-range vision, and we hope it incentivizes other cities to follow Colleyville’s example.”