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

Tool Library Gift Cards November 23, 2016 - Give the gift that keeps on giving (and sharing) this year! Not sure what to get your loved ones for the holidays this year? Get them a Tool Library gift card for just $20 and give them access to thousands of tools! Gift cards are valid for one free membership to the Tool Library at […]
2016 University District Community Recognition Awards November 22, 2016 - Mark your calendars! The 2016 University District Community Recognition Awards will be held Saturday, December 10th at 6pm at the Varsity Theatre on Bailey Ave.
Update on Shosone Park November 4, 2016 - Here’s an update from Council Member Rasheed Wyatt regarding Shoshone Park:   The PDF of the letter can be seen here.
ReTree the District – At the Root of Civic Innovation November 3, 2016 - Buffalo, NY – With the last 175 trees scheduled to be planted on Saturday, November 5th, ReTree the District will reach the 1,000 tree goal that community partners in Buffalo’s University District set two years ago. More than just planting trees, ReTree the District has sought to infuse both the virtues of the sharing economy […]
University Blooms – Bailey Avenue November 1, 2016 - Help plant 1,000 daffodil and tulip bulbs across University District on Sunday, November 6th. We’ll be planting in green spaces like the Westminster Triangle Parks and in front of the new mural on Bailey Avenue. Help beautify your neighborhood one bulb at a time! RSVP to the Facebook Event