• 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

Valu Home Centers Weatherproofing Workshop October 6th @ 6pm

October 1, 2015
Need some DIY tips on how to keep your energy bill low and house warm and cozy for the cold, winter months? Join the experts of Valu Home Center as they teach a workshop on ways to weatherproof your home for Fall and Winter such as installing door and window covers, locating sources of drafts, […]
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Valu Home Center and PUSH Green Weatherization Workshops

September 23, 2015
In collaboration with Valu Home Center, PUSH Green, and sponsorship from the St. Joe’s Neighborhood Housing Initiative, the CoLab will be host to a free, public workshop series providing DIY education on weatherproofing your home for the cold, winter months. The workshops will  help attendees identify common places of home heat loss and drafts, caulk gaps in windows and baseboards, install draft […]
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Letter to Planning Board RE: Self-Storage Facility on Kenmore Avenue

September 21, 2015
Below is a letter submitted by the UHC to the City of Buffalo Planning Board outlining our organization’s concern with the proposed Self-Storage Project located at 416 Kenmore Avenue as submitted for review. After significant public feedback through in-person meetings, community forums, and correspondence with Mr. Dash, we are disappointed that seemingly none of this […]
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Kenmore Storage Facility Goes Before Planning Board

September 17, 2015
Renderings of the Uncle Bob’s Self-Storage Facility on Kenmore Avenue. The project will go before the Planning Board on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 at 8:15 AM in Room 901. Comments, questions, concerns should be sent to Buffalo Planning Board; 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202. Comments can also be emailed to Planning Board Staff and Members […]
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ReTree the District Fall 2015 Planting

September 16, 2015
ReTree the District is a collaborative project of community partners in Buffalo’s University District that is working to plant 1,000 trees across the community. By planting trees we are not only creating a healthier environment, we’re also creating a stronger community and building relationships between residents, students, and neighbors. Join us on November 7th from […]
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