Our Mission

To maintain and enhance the quality of life within the University Heights by working with residents, property owners, block clubs, UB staff and students, law enforcement, business owners and elected officials in order to coordinate and develop resources and responsibilities within the community.


The University Heights is a unique, diverse, and affordable community located in the northeast corner of Buffalo. The Heights has seen incredible change since it’s original development in the early 20th century. It remains a highly walkable and dynamic neighborhood, with vibrant commercial districts filled with local small businesses, an eclectic mix of historic homes, a multitude of parks, and access to public transit.

Get Involved

The UHC is an umbrella organizations for the many block clubs in the neighborhood as well as acting as a sponsor for the Capen Garden Walk, University Community Farmers Market, and the University Heights Tool Library. Learn how you can get involved with these and other neighborhood initiatives.

News & Events

Capen Garden Walk 2018 Calendar October 5, 2017 - The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk Committee is pleased to offer a lovely new 2018 calendar, designed by University Heights Arts Association, for sale. Keep track of all your 2018 activities with this beautifully illustrated 11”x17” wall calendar. Every month, you will enjoy a new original work of art. This year’s theme is flower closeups. […]
Participatory Budgeting Results August 4, 2017 - The results of our $15,000 Participatory Budgeting process, made possible by a donation from Dash’s markets, are as follows. We were able to fund 7 out of 8 proposals using our entire budget. We anticipate the projects will begin to take shape before the end of the summer but due to time constraints some will […]
Christine Brooks Garden Grant Accepting Applications February 21, 2017 -   The purpose of this monetary award is to encourage gardeners, both experienced and new, to beautify our University Heights neighborhood and participate in the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk. The award was established in 2016 to honor the spirit of dedicated gardener Christine H. Brooks (May 20, 1938-January 14, 2015), whose lovely garden on […]
Tool Library hits 2,000 tool mark thanks to grant from StanleyBlack&Decker February 20, 2017 - The University Height Tool Library’s inventory officially hit the 2,000 tool mark this month thanks to an incredibly generous gift of over $5,000 worth of tools and equipment from StanleyBlack&Decker. The grant will allow the Tool Library to continue to grow its tool borrowing service to residents of Buffalo and the WNY community. Similar to […]
Community Arts Academy February 14, 2017 - The Buffalo State College – Community Arts Academy (CAA) is a K-12th enrichment program in the visual and digital arts, creative writing and music areas. Our mission is to nurture student creativity, critical thinking, and applied skills through joyful cultural experiences in the arts and humanities. The next session of classes begin March 4! Learn more