April Update: UCPID Executive Director

March was a busy month in University Crossing, and as such, there are some updates I would like to share: During the month of March, the University Crossing Public Improvement District ("UCPID") installed customized trash receptacles along the US75 overpasses, crossing Mockingbird Lane, SMU Blvd., and University Blvd. Two (2) trash receptacles were installed along Mockingbird Lane, two (2) were installed along SMU Blvd., and one (1) was installed along University Blvd. The UCPID will empty these receptacles weekly, and we hope they help reduce litter throughout our community.

Also, regarding construction of the University Crossing Bridge ("Bridge"), the City of Dallas and the UCPID are in close contact, regarding the status of construction. For up-to-date information, related to the Bridge construction, lane closures, or to view the time lapse photos of the construction, you can visit our website at: www.universitycrossingbridge.com.

Additionally, thanks to a collaboration between the UCPID and the City of Dallas Department of Streets Services, a significant amount of trash and debris was cleaned near the new Katy Trail extension. The debris at issue included a filthy mattress and a large quantity of trash. The UCPID identified the location of the trash and advocated for its removal. The Department of Streets Services responded in a timely manner and removed the debris. The area in question now looks much cleaner, and the UCPID appreciates the collaboration.

Furthermore, another effective collaboration occurred when, at the request of the UCPID, the City of Dallas dispatched a traffic engineer, to inspect traffic concerns along NBFR 75 near the Mockingbird Lane intersection. The traffic engineer has ordered a study, which will help document speeding in this area. Once the study is complete, the UCPID will analyze the results and identify the best "tools" to address speeding in this area. Pedestrian safety is of critical importance to the UCPID, and such, we will work closely with both the City of Dallas and the Texas Department of Transportation to implement effective safety measures.

Finally, I want to encourage you to take part in some of our ongoing programs. For example, with our Music on Mockingbird program, the UCPID sponsors live music every Friday morning, from 8:00am-9:00am in front of the Angelika Theater, near the Mockingbird Station DART stop. We also encourage you to take advantage of our Lunch & Learn program, where a Dallas Police officer can visit your place of business and offer "Best Practices" related to calling 911, motor vehicle safety, and more. If you are interested in scheduling a Lunch & Learn at your property, please contact us at the email below.

If you have any suggestions or would like more information about one of the programs described above, please email us at: info@universitycrossing.com.

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to your continued collaboration!

Patrick Sanders
UCPID Executive Director