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

Community Laboratory Workshops for July

July 18, 2016
JULY WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS AT THE COMMUNITY LABORATORY Checkout all the events and workshops happening at the University Heights Community Laboratory (CoLab) and University Heights neighborhood for the end of July! The CoLab is a multipurpose space that provides DIY workshops focused on neighborhood development, community empowerment, and affordable and accessible education. Fair Housing Rights presented by H.O.M.E. – […]
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Prep The Gardens for the 15th Annual Capen Garden Walk: A Community Workday

July 12, 2016
PREP THE GARDENS A Neighborhood Workday Taking a break from our normal monthly community meeting, we’ll be taking to the neighborhood to prep and clean the gardens and green spaces around University Heights in anticipation of the 15th Annual Capen Garden Walk on Saturday, July 15th from 10am to 4pm & 8pm to 10pm. There […]
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Bailey Fights Blight: Brainstorming Session #2

July 7, 2016
Bailey Fights Blight is a collaborative project being spearheaded by the Bailey Avenue Business Association, University Heights Collaborative, and University Heights Tool Library that seeks to board up and secure blighted and vacant storefronts along Bailey Avenue, while incorporating public art as a way to beautify the neighborhood and help redevelop the commercial corridor’s identity […]
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University District Community Breakfast

July 5, 2016
Please join Council Member Wyatt for the next University District Community Update Breakfast, Saturday July 9, 2016, 9AM – Noon at Saint Lawrence Church 1520 East Delavan Ave, Buffalo NY 14215. The Department of Inspections and Permits will be responding to concerns expressed from the previous meeting in April. There is a lot of great […]
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University Heights Business Association Meeting – June 28th

June 27, 2016
Agenda items for June’s meeting include: Membership Drive Update Status of Third Base (opportunity for temporary public art?) Garbage can rehab status (replace or repair?) Bike racks Parking Benefits District Any new/old business PLEASE BRING IDEAS FOR DISCUSSION!!! MINUTES You can find the minutes from May’s meeting here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1twJYp0klC_-WKAK-q_IMsNkVAkFQ8rFMw0LsJzorUqk/edit?usp=sharing Please note that these are editable, so if you […]
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