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COVID-19 Updates and Information.
The Arbor - January 2021
Searchers recover the body of UPPD Sergeant Robert Ramsey in the waters of Lake Tawakoni
Chief of Police retires after 16 years, new Chief of Police appointed
December 2020 UPdate
Stormwater Detention Project wraps up in Caruth Park
Friday, January 15 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Baby Story Time.
Wednesday, January 20 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.
Thursday, January 21 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Toddler Story - UP Public Library
Friday, January 22 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Baby Story Time.
Wednesday, January 27 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.
Thursday, January 28 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Toddler Story - UP Public Library
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - City Council Meeting
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - City Council Meeting
Germany Park track closed for renovations - See Below
Renovations to Holmes Aquatic Center are underway - See Below
Utilities work for Park Plaza has begun - See Below
This page is intended to keep all residents and visitors up-to-date on current projects which may impact traffic conditions as you navigate University Park. We will also provide regular updates on social media.
City of University Park Social Media
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Traffic Congestion/Neighborhood Updates
From time to time, these project are likely to create traffic issues. The City will be doing its utmost to inform you, in a timely manner, of things you need to know through our social media platforms. The City will also be collaborating with the Highland Park Independent School District, the Town of Highland Park and Southern Methodist University on the distribution of construction-related information.
Highland Park ISD Projects
Demolition of UP Elementary is complete, and construction of the new building has begun. Trucks will continue to enter and exit the site from Lovers Lane.
Anticipated project completion is August 2018.
For questions or concerns about demolition, contact Ed Levine, Executive Director of Construction Services, at LevineE@hpisd.org
Town of Highland Park Projects
Germany Park Track Replacement
Holmes Aquatic Center - City of University Park
HPUMC Tolleson Center - Highland Park United Methodist Church
Park Plaza - SPC Hillcrest LP
HPUMC Tolleson Center -- Spring 2017 to Fall 2018
Demolition of the existing building is complete, and excavation for the new facility is now underway.
Part of the Highland Park United Methodist Church complex, this new facility in the current location of the Biggers Building at 5817 Hillcrest, will include two levels of underground parking and three floors of program space that will house Special Needs, Youth, and Recreation Ministries. In addition to a new gymnasium, the project will provide additional worship spaces, classrooms, dedicated sensory and motor skills spaces, and a teaching kitchen.
Park Plaza -- Summer 2017 to Fall 2018
The Park Plaza project involves the demolition of the former Chase Bank building on the corner of Hillcrest and Daniel and the construction of a mixed-use development, featuring office space, retail shops and restaurants.
The zoning and concept plan for this project were approved in October. The City's Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council have also approved the project's detailed site plan that provides specifics on building materials, landscape design and other details to ensure compliance with the concept plan.
Rendering - North elevation as seen from Daniel Ave. Subject to City Council approval of the detailed site plan
Demolition of the site is complete and utilities work related to the project is now underway. Throughout this multi-stage effort, it will be necessary to temporarily close sections of the streets, lanes and intersections. Utilities construction will take approximately 18 weeks. Weather permitting, utilities work on Daniel (shown in the map in orange) will take 5 weeks. Motorists should stay aware of signage and detours as they change with the flow of progress. As work progresses, the City will assist Rogers-O'Brien with posting specifics on how each phase of the work will impact traffic and parking in the area.