SMU Plans New Pedestrian Plaza

SMU has plans for a pedestrian plaza at the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Airline Road, next to the proposed tennis courts. The pitch was brought before the Highland Park public works committee earlier today.

Alumni will remember this spot as the former home of the Mrs. Baird’s factory, where many homecoming floats were constructed in the wee hours of fall mornings.

Part of the plan includes a vacant alley that SMU wants to turn into pedestrian access to the tennis facilities. A sidewalk and second easement are also planned for the Town’s use.

“Cathedral live oaks” and “double red knockout roses” are intended to line the space, staying on par with SMU’s signature landscaping. Sadly, it doesn’t look like there are any fountains in the works.

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