A NOTE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Football is king in Texas; so, it's a good thing we can enjoy it in our own backyard with a new season of SMU football! The UCPID is excited to support SMU in its Unbridled 100th Anniversary. We are inviting all of the UCPID to Gerald J. Ford Stadium for the SMU v. James Madison Homecoming game on Saturday, September 26th at 6:00pm. With your homecoming game tickets, the first 5,000 attendees will receive a Peruna bobblehead, all earn a chance to win a Mustang and a fireworks show after the game. You can purchase your ticket here.
As we enter a new season of football and a new school year, it is important to remember that UCPID has provided for additional security in the PID with the Expanded Neighborhood Patrol (ENP) through the Dallas Police Department. UCPID funds are allocated to help keep our PID safe and over the past year the ENP team has decreased response time for emergency calls, put the panhandlers on notice and made several arrests for shoplifting and burglary. Because of the UCPID investment in the ENP, we are a safer and more secure neighborhood for our residents, business and visitors. Here's a link to charts showing the security statistics, courtesy of our ENP.
Many more exciting events are happening in the UCPID this month! We are working with TXDoT to finalize a pedestrian study so that improvements can be made along the frontage roads and into the PID. In addition, the City has awarded the construction contract for the University Crossing Bridge and Trail extension. Preliminary construction will begin on this project in October.
Business and development is thriving in the UCPID! With new restaurants like Spin Pizza, new neighbors at the Shelby, and businesses like Glenstar moving in, the UCPID community is growing every day. And as our PID grows, we are looking for more volunteers to join our board committees. If you are interested in serving on a UCPID volunteer committee, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, mark your calendars for the upcoming UCPID mixer. Please join us on September 17th from 5:30 - 7:00pm at The Highland Dallas for our UCPID Happy Hour. Big thanks to The Highland, Knife and Holly Bock Deason for your support.
To close, I'd like to wish SMU a Happy 100th Birthday! I'll be at the Homecoming game. I hope you'll join me to root on our neighbor Mustangs!