It is with great pleasure that the WNNA board announces a name change to Wynnewood North. As of April 1, 2019, Wynnewood will now be called Far South University Park.
The board has been working over the last several months with University Park officials in an effort to secede from Dallas to become one of Dallas County's premiere cities.
While details still need to be worked out with the City of Dallas, the name change will take effect immediately. Sign toppers, street signs, and the neighborhood signs at Mayrant, South Manus, and Monssen will be updated in the coming weeks.
Other changes you can expect are:
- The George W Bush Presidential Library will take ownership of Gannon Park and Wynnewood Parkway, establishing a nature preserve and brush cutting area.
- The Woolsey triangle will become part of the SMU south campus.
- The Mayrant triangle will become a police substation and approval of an underground fire station has been granted. Neighbors should brace themselves for some heavy explosions as the infamous Oak Cliff Shale is dynamited out to accommodate a full size fire engine.
- A new Dart train will run along the same tracks as the the current red line, directly from Tyler Station to Knox/Henderson/SMU station called the Park Cities South Connector. Residents of Wynnewood North will be allowed free travel.
It is expected that the Wynnewood Shopping center will also be annexed, and new landscaping will restore the original creek that ran through the property. If annexed, Far South University Park hopes to build a concert hall designed by Guggenheim to host the Park Cities Orchestra and Chorale. Tyler Station and the Mormon Church also are petitioning to join the newly designated municipality.
When asked why the move, WNNA Board President Denise Redquart noted the following:
"The shenanigans that the city of Dallas played on Oak Cliff residents back during the annexation vote of 1903 has never sat well with our residents. We are making our voice known that we are a strong and independent people, proud of or heritage and ready to return to our roots. Now is time for our homecoming."
Stay tuned for further details.