• CALL FOR ARTISTS! - Submissions of original artwork are being accepted for use on the 2016 Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk posters.

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

Fair Housing Policy Workshop and Q&A

February 2, 2016
FAIR HOUSING POLICY presented by HOME (Housing Opportunities Made Equal) Didn’t get a chance to attend the presentation by Katherine Sponaugle educational specialist at HOME (Housing Opportunities Made Equal) on tenant and landlord rights? Are you a tenant or landlord with a few questions regarding housing policies and responsibilities? We’ll don’t miss the chance to attend this […]
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Community Soup Returns on March 13th!

February 1, 2016
The University Presbyterian Church‘s Community Soup is back on Sunday, March 13th at 5:00PM. Share a great meal with your neighbors and help get a great idea off the ground! The Soup Grant is a grassroots model for funding small projects through community meals. A group of people come together to share a meal at […]
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Christine Brooks Gardening Grant Application Now Open!

February 1, 2016
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 Larchmont […]
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Capen Garden Walk Poster Art Winner

February 1, 2016
The University Heights Arts Association presents the results of the 2016 Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk Poster Art Competition: Poster Art Winner: “Chinese Peony” by Susan Latona Second Prize: (Best of Exhibition): “Iris After the Rain” by Tracy A. Marciano Third Prize: “Dragonfly” by Eileen Graetz View the 50+ competition entries There will be an […]
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DIY Winter Tree Stewardship & DIY Seedlings

January 28, 2016
DIY WINTER TREE STEWARDSHIP It’s never to early to start getting into the gardening spirit and that’s just what the CoLab is encouraging with two upcoming DIY gardening workshops. It may be cold, but this one of the ideal times to prune the dead or broken branches off your tree. Attend a FREE Winter Tree […]
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