Construction Begins on Universal at Mockingbird Lane

Posted by on Apr 10, 2020

Johnson City, Tennessee – When the first residents move into Universal at Mockingbird Lane,
they will notice a living experience that is truly unique to the area. The project is a joint venture
between Universal Development & Construction (UDC) and Mitch Cox Companies (MCC) and
will be managed by Universal Living, UDC’s residential property management arm.

Site preparation and grading are already underway for Universal at Mockingbird Lane. The
new residential community is in a prime location adjacent to the Mall at Johnson City between
Mockingbird Lane and Sundale Drive.

The development will feature 262-apartments and townhomes with one, two and three bedroom
options with many offering drive-under garages. Universal at Mockingbird Lane will
also offer residents resort-style amenities, including a saltwater swimming pool, fitness center,
coffee bar, a clubhouse with a business center and media room, an outdoor pavilion, fenced-in
dog park and a children’s play area.

“We are very excited to develop this uniquely positioned in-fill tract that lends itself to such
pedestrian connectivity with all the shopping, banking and eateries that this area has to offer,”
said Shane Abraham, president of Universal Development and Construction.

The first apartments and townhomes are expected to be ready for occupancy this fall. Rent for
the units will range from $750 for a one-bedroom apartment to $1,400 for a three-bedroom
townhome with a drive under garage.

Universal at Mockingbird Lane is the 19th multifamily development in UDC’s portfolio. The
company manages more than 2,000 residential units throughout the Tri-Cities region,
Sevierville, Tennessee, and Asheville, North Carolina.

Founded in 1998, Universal Development and Construction (UDC) is a Universal Companies
affiliate in Johnson City, Tennessee, that focuses on real estate development, construction and
property management. UDC is a multidisciplinary company providing full-service real estate
solutions for our residential and commercial clients. The company has developed over 2,000
multifamily homes with over 1,000 more in the development pipeline. UDC has also developed,
repurposed and repositioned some of the region’s premier retail, industrial, office and flex

For more information about pre-leasing your new home at Universal at Mockingbird Lane, visit or call 423-426-2239.