The Uptown Public Improvement District (UPID) was first created in 1993 and was renewed in 2000, 2005, 2012 and 2019. The UPID consists of approximately 2,181 properties, primarily a combination of business, office and residential uses. Uptown Dallas Inc. manages the UPID. The general nature of the service and improvements provided by the UPID are to enhance public safety and security, design and construct public infrastructure improvements, maintain common areas and lighting, produce pedestrian amenities and linkages, and other improvements that are approved by the Dallas City Council.
The current UPID term runs until December 31, 2026, with annual budget and assessment rate subject to a public hearing and Dallas City Council approval.
The costs of the services and improvements by the Uptown Public Improvement District (District) will be paid primarily by special assessment against properties in the District. Annual assessments are based on the total value of real property and real property improvements as determined by the Dallas Central Appraisal District.
The District’s proposed assessment rate for 2023 is $0.0450 per $100 of appraised value. Once levied, this assessment rate shall not increase during the 2024 Service Plan year.
The City of Dallas is not responsible for payment of assessments against exempt City property in the District because City right-of-way, railroad right-of-way, City parks and cemeteries are not specially benefitted. Additional properties not liable for assessment include properties that have obtained an exemption from the City of Dallas real property taxes pursuant to the Texas Property Code (exempt under the provisions of Sections 11.24 and 11.28 of the Texas Tax Code), and property owned by persons already receiving and qualifying for the 65-or-older homestead exemption (under Section 11.13(c) or (d) of the Texas Tax Code. Payment of assessments by other tax-exempt jurisdictions and entities must be established by contract.