A Note from the Executive Director

Greetings to the University Crossing community. I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday! November was a busy month in University Crossing, and as such, there are some updates I would like to share:

The University Crossing Public Improvement District (UCPID) has contacted various vendors in an effort to provide improvements for our area. We are exploring additional improvements along Mockingbird Lane, more trash receptacles at strategic locations in our area, additional safety features at intersections, and a possible public mural. Once we have all necessary cost estimates we will update the community.


As noted last month, the UCPID is working in collaboration with SMU, Bridge the Gap, and Mockingbird Station to bring you Music on Mockingbird. Every Friday morning from 7:30-8:30am, musicians will perform different genres of music in front of the Angelika Theater near the Mockingbird DART Station. In addition to our regularly scheduled program, our collaboration is happy to bring you a Holiday Music program.  On November 25th, musicians from SMU performed holiday music at Mockingbird Station and on December 10th, these musicians will reprise their performance. To that end, we hope you will come out at 7pm to enjoy the music at Mockingbird Station in the communal area near the Urban Outfitters store.


Additionally, UCPID community stakeholders met with staff from the City of Dallas to discuss construction of the University Crossing Bridge ("Bridge"). City staff explained that within the next month there will likely be lane closures along Mockingbird Lane to accommodate construction. We will update our website as soon as we receive information about the potential lane closures. For up-to-date information related to the Bridge construction, you can visit our website at: www.universitycrossingbridge.com.


Finally, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the police officers that work in the UCPID's Expanded Neighborhood Patrol Program ("ENP"). For those of you who are not familiar with the ENP Program, the UCPID pays off-duty Dallas Police Officers to patrol our community. Each month these officers provide extra security for our area, and the month of November was no exception. The officers working in our ENP Program have shown themselves to be conscientious and pro-active, and I wanted to publicly acknowledge their service. A "tip of the hat" to the men and women in blue.


The University Crossing community is diverse and dynamic, and I believe the interplay between our dynamism and diversity makes us special. It has been a pleasure working with such a special community this year, and I look forward to what 2017 holds! In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments please email us at:  info@universitycrossing.com.


Happy Holidays! I look forward to working with you in the new year.


Patrick Sanders
UCPID Executive Director