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Double Oak earns scenic city award

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Double Oak was one of nine Texas municipalities awarded Scenic City Certifications by the Scenic City Certification Program of Scenic Texas.

Double Oak scored high in the detailed evaluation process, receiving Recognized Certification.

Two areas specially noted were the city’s landscape ordinance and strict signage regulations prohibiting all commercial signs in the public right of way.

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. Applicant cities present their existing standards for assessment and scoring against the model. Cities with the highest evaluation scores are certified.

“The Town of Double Oak has demonstrated that strong scenic standards build a strong city in terms of economic development and quality of life for residents. This is a win-win situation,” said Anne Culver, executive director of the Scenic City Certification Program.

“Earning Scenic City certification is the result of Double Oak’s smart and thoughtful decision-making regarding the development, re-development and growth of a community.”

The 2012 Texas Certified Scenic Cities include Cedar Park, Plano, Roanoke, South Padre Island, Colleyville, Pflugerville, Richardson and Southlake

Double Oak’s Scenic City Award will be presented to the city by members of the Scenic Texas Board of Directors at a local event to be organized this fall.

For more information on the Scenic City Certification Program visit www.sceniccitycertification.org.

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