The successful creation of Uptown Dallas could never have come to fruition without each property owner contributing to improving the area together. They formed the Uptown Public Improvement District (Uptown PID) and funded it though a small additional ad valorem tax of less than 2% of their total tax bill. This enabled the development potential of Uptown Dallas to open up enormously and accomplish a vision of developing Dallas' very first "live-work-play" community. The area within the Uptown PID borders has been transformed from a depressed neighborhood suffering from crime and poorly maintained infrastructure, to one of Dallas' most desirable apartment locations.
The Uptown PID is now managed by a private corporation (Uptown Dallas, Inc.), which continues to improve the location and build upon the miraculous transformation they began back in 1993. The Uptown PID had been renewed three times since it was originally chartered (2000, 2006, and 2013), and Uptown Dallas, Inc. continues to apply the tax dollars residents contribute towards enhancing public safety and security as well as developing and maintaining amenities and comforts such as beautifying common areas, ensuring proper and appropriate lighting, building and maintain safe and enjoyable sidewalks, and providing clean streets free of litter and debris.
Due to the level of care and attention given to this area by Uptown Dallas, Inc. and the improvements that have been accomplished over the years, Uptown can boast of the highest office values and occupancies in the city of Dallas and one of the best apartment markets in the region. Apartments in Uptown Dallas are some of the most sought after in Texas, and apartment residents enjoy amazing values and overall desirability of their rentals due in no small part to the exceptional retail and restaurant business in the area that is one of the most vibrant and thriving in Dallas.