• Submit your original artwork by April 2nd to be used on the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk 2015 posters!
  • The University Heights Collaborative's new website is now LIVE! We will be adding additional features and content as time progresses. If you encounter any glitches please let us know. Thanks to board member Darren Cotton and Buff State Professor Brent Patterson for their hard work!
  • Share your thoughts and concerns about the proposed storage facility on Kenmore Avenue at the Common Council meeting on February 24th at 1PM at Council Chambers.
  • 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.
  • The University Heights is a unique, diverse, and affordable neighborhood! Be sure to check out the myriad of local, small businesses along Main Street, Bailey Avenue, and Kenmore Avenue.
  • 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!
  • This year's Capen Garden Walk is on Saturday, July 11th. Be sure to mark your calendar and think about entering your garden on the walk!

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

University District Strategic Planning Breakfast

February 27, 2015
University District Councilmember Wyatt is sponsoring another strategic planning breakfast on Saturday, March 7th from 9AM – 12PM at St. Lawrence RC Church located at 1520 E. Delavan Avenue. Please join your fellow community members in helping develop action plans for how University District can grow and develop sustainably into the future.
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Daytime Curfew Resolution Public Meetings

February 26, 2015
University Councilmember Wyatt has scheduled the following public meetings concerning the Daytime Curfew Resolution: Monday, March 2, 2015, 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Frank E. Merriweather Library at 1324 Jefferson Avenue. Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:00pm-8:30pm in the Edward Sanders Community Center at 2777 Bailey Avenue. The resolution would create a daytime curfew for young people under the […]
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Fight Blight with Project Slumlord

February 23, 2015
Fight Blight!  Tomorrow Feb 24 at 2:00 in Council Chambers Friends and neighbors, Project Slumlord is ready to change the rental property game in Buffalo.  The committee has formulated four resolutions to address the problem of slumlords.  The resolutions have already received Common Council support. Below is a quick summary: Work Smarter!  Release all city-owned […]
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Common Council Meeting to Discuss Dash’s

February 18, 2015
Help shape the future of your community. Join us on Tuesday, February 24th at 1PM at the Common Council Chambers (13th floor of City Hall) to share your thoughts on the proposed storage facility on Kenmore Avenue. (click on the image for a downloadable PDF)
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An Open Letter to Joe Dash

February 18, 2015
Following a meeting on February 3rd between community members, Joe Dash and his attorney, it was decided that the UHC would host a public forum about the proposed storage facility on Kenmore Avenue and solicit feedback from the community. This was done at the UHC’s February general meeting on February 10th. For additional context on the former […]
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