Current Initiatives

50/50 MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM

In an effort to ensure upkeep the appearance of the Uptown district, Uptown Dallas, Inc.’s 50/50 Assistance/Enhancement Program allows property owners to apply for assistance to Public Right of Way enhancements in connection to their property. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

SPONSOR AN EVENT

2019 is going to be filled with awesome events for the Uptown community! For more information and to see sponsorship packages, check out our Uptown Sponsorship Package!

TIME TO PLAY

With 80% of millennials wanting to live urban rather than suburban, it’s imperative that we focus on being family-friendly, so we’ve added the first Uptown public playground to Griggs Park. Completed in December 2016.

ART IN UPTOWN

We can all agree art adds that something special to a neighborhood. The culture, colors and vibrancy that art can portray is an important one and we’re officially on a mission to add more art to Uptown. Last year, Uptown Dallas, Inc. added 12 new murals to the neighborhood. The murals are located across the western border of the Uptown district directly below the Katy Trail. (Blackburn, Lemmon Ave, Lemmon Ave East, Hall, Bowen, Cedar Springs).

A TWO-WAY CONVERSION

Let’s get back to the way things used to be. Did you know McKinney and Cole used to be two-way, but were turned into one-way streets in the 70’s to accommodate commuters from North Dallas to Downtown while construction took place on Hwy 75? Studies have shown that two-way streets create slower / safer speeds, less congestion and better route choices. Turning our commuter streets back to two-way neighborhood streets will also allow Uptown to reclaim blank public spaces and turn them into parks/plazas. By the end of 2019, Uptown Dallas Inc. along with the City of Dallas, will be entering the design phase. Click here to learn more.

WALKABILITY

Uptown is the most walkable district in Dallas, but we are constantly striving to find ways to make it even better. Through research studies and gathering community feedback we are working closely with the City of Dallas to bring awareness to crosswalks, traffic lights and more.

CLEAN STREETS

In 2017, Uptown Dallas, Inc. proudly announced the addition of Block by Block, a cleaning, hospitality, safety and outreach company that helps us keep Uptown in pristine condition. If you see them out and about throughout Uptown (they’re the ones wearing bright blue with the Uptown Dallas, Inc. logo) be sure to say “Hi!”