Program Description

The Beautification Program utilizes Bed, Board & Beverage (BBB) Tax revenues efficiently and effectively to create, enhance, and preserve the sense of place, the built and natural environment, of Flagstaff. Working with community groups and the Beautification & Public Art Commission, this program generates enhancement projects such as streetscapes; landscaping, including community gardens; enhanced traffic and transportation features; and other small and large community projects that provide community planning and aesthetics consistent with the high standards defined by Flagstaff’s public policy.

Beautification Programs

Beautification in Action Grants

The City of Flagstaff offers a mini-grant program for streetscape art and beautification such as landscape projects. Grants are up to $2500, and accepted on a rolling basis. You can find the grant application near the end of the Beautification and Public Art Guidelines.

Project Maintenance

In order to preserve the community’s investment in beautification, ongoing maintenance of these projects is overseen by this program. Currently City of Flagstaff crews are maintaining over fifty acres of enhancement landscaping. 

Historic Preservation 

For more on this program, focused on preservation of the historic environment of Flagstaff, visit the Heritage Preservation page

Beautification Projects

The Beautification Program focuses on the beautification of buildings and facilities, streetscapes and gateways. Project examples include landscaping along Route 66, some streetscape art projects, and gateways to Flagstaff.

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Current Projects

Downtown Flower Project

Twenty-two hanging flower baskets now grace Historic Downtown, brimming with climate-appropriate flowers. Concentrated on downtown streets including Aspen, San Francisco and Leroux, these baskets complement the new pollinator garden located in Heritage Square. These projects bring color and cheer to the Flagstaff Community while also providing love to both pollinators and local businesses!