In 1983, boundaries for University Heights were established with the blessing of the Normal Heights Community Association, our two City Council members, and our two planning groups working with the University Heights Community Association (UHCA).
Today, UH is split between two planning groups, Uptown Planners and the North Park Planning Committee (NPPC), which makes it more difficult for UH residents to assert control over what is happening in our own community.
The UH Community Development Corporation (UHCDC), the NPPC, and residents to the east of Texas Street are working to change our boundaries and stop the effort voted on by UH residents to strengthen our voice by being within a single planning group, Uptown Planners.
UHCA reaffirms our boundaries as shown in the adjacent map, and we have provided important archival data so that everyone can learn about the long history behind this issue. Access the extensive documentation here.
2014 Run for the Green on Mar. 14
On Friday, March 14, students at Alice Birney Elementary School will participate in their annual Jog-a-Thon, Birney’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The kids will be raising money to protect programs that make Birney unique and successful. One hundred percent of the net proceeds will go to support enrichment activities, such as Spanish, a librarian, Earth Sciences and Gardening, and art instruction, which are critical programs to the school’s International Baccalaureate certification.
Your generous donation will support local school activities and help raise the needed funds to support Birney’s students. So when a Birney student knocks on your door, please give. And if you can contribute to our efforts with prizes, please email Aryn Famiglietti.