• The University Heights is home to many unique and interesting public spaces. The "Gardens along the Median" showcase the Minnesota Avenue Block Club's passion to beautify their street.
  • Did you know University Heights is home to the third largest art gallery in the City of Buffalo? Visit UB's Anderson Gallery for FREE!

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

Dead Zone Collective Gallery

July 29, 2015
The Dead Zone Collective will be hosting their first group art show is Friday, July 31st from  6pm-10pm at the University Heights CoLab. These talented local artists will have their pieces on display for the month of August where the public will be able to visit the gallery during the regularly scheduled Tool Library hours.
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UDCDA Home Repair Program NOW OPEN!

July 23, 2015
The University District Community Development Association (UDCDA) is excited to announce that the application period is now open for a $200,000 grant they received from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) thanks to Evans Bank. Up to 20 homeowners will be able to apply for critical home repairs through this grant. The UDCDA is […]
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Nickel City at the CoLab on 7/24

July 21, 2015
Be sure to join NIckel City Indie Market as they return to the CoLab at 9 W. Northrup Place on July 24th from 6PM – 10PM.  Visit the Facebook event Nickel City Indie Market is a unique collection of local artisans working together to support one another’s creative endeavours. Products sold include custom jewelry, prints, […]
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Tyler Street Community Garden Planning Meeting Minutes from 07/15/15

July 16, 2015
  Thanks to everyone who joined us last night at the Colab for our planning meeting! We had a lot of great conversations regarding the present and future direction of our garden. If you were unable to attend the meeting, read the minutes below to see what we chatted about: Planning Meeting Agenda -Summer 2015 (download) […]
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Household Hazardous Waste Event 7/11

July 9, 2015
If you’ve got any of the items on this flyer kicking around in your basement/garage/shed, this event on July 11th is a great way to dispose of them safely.
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