City of Buda to be Recognized as a Platinum Scenic City

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BUDA – The City of Buda will formally be recognized as a Platinum Scenic City recipient during the Nov. 3, 2021, City Council meeting. This certification is the highest level awarded in the Scenic City Certification Program.
 
Buda is one of 22 Texas cities to be certified as a Scenic City this year. Initially, the City was awarded a Gold Scenic City Certification in 2011 and improved in rank to a Platinum designation this year for the first time. 
 
The Scenic City Certification Program is a nationally recognized, one-of-a-kind model developed to provide communities with a comprehensive set of standards and evaluations for the design and development of public roadways and spaces.
 
“The City has worked relentlessly to earn this platinum designation,” Buda Planning Director Melissa McCollum said. “It’s an honor for the City to have received this recognition. It’s the product of the City’s high standards for streetscapes and its effort to preserve heritage trees, cultivate greenbelts and limit light pollution.”
 
“The Scenic City designation is fast becoming an acknowledgment that residents are committed to creating a more scenic environment for themselves and for visitors, whether that means creating scenic roadways, preserving historic sites, or improving parks and green spaces,” said Sarah Tober, Scenic Texas President.
 
Scenic Texas Program Coordinator Kendra Ralston will be presenting the platinum certification award to the City of Buda at the Nov. 3 City Council meeting. 
 
The City of Buda is home to about 18,000 residents and has earned designations as a “Texas Main Street City,” “Tree City USA,” “Bee City Affiliate” and “Platinum-Level Scenic City.” Buda is situated along the Interstate 35 corridor, has 14 parks and a historic downtown district where residents and visitors alike can shop, dine, relax, and breathe easy here.
 
Scenic Texas, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of our state’s visual environment, particularly as seen by the traveling public. Scenic Texas is an affiliate of Scenic America.

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