Local residents founded the University Park Homeowners’ Association to preserve the quality of this unique and historic Raleigh neighborhood, while promoting reasonable and desirable growth. UPHA represents residents who live within the area bounded by Wade Avenue on the north, Hillsborough Street on the south, Faircloth Street on the west, and Oberlin Road on the east.
A neighborhood is more than a collection of houses, streets, and sidewalks. It’s also a network of people who know each other, watch out for one another and work for the collective interest of the community.
The University Park Homeowners’ Association provides this network and the opportunity for members to meet their neighbors, to learn about local issues, and to celebrate and enjoy this special neighborhood.
UPHA provides the following for its members:
- a community- and city-wide voice and vote on issues impacting our neighborhood
- updates on neighborhood development and growth, zoning, and crime issues
- fun and informative neighborhood events and meetings
- communication regarding waste/recycling schedules, public hearings, and other items of interest via our website, Facebook page, and listservs
- representation with city council, municipal staff, neighboring communities, and other local stakeholders
- committees and task forces for various interests
- quarterly newsletter with neighborhood events and social calendar
- discounts with local businesses
UPHA sponsored events include:
Easter Egg Hunt
4th of July Parade
December Family Party
UPHA accomplishments to date include:
- promoted safer crossing for Fred Olds School
- expanded the greenway
- supported Gardner St. Park Children’s Mural
- spearheaded the improvements and dedication of Isabella Cannon Park
- established and maintained relationships with local organizations and institutions (Hillsborough St. Partnership, Fred Olds School, Raleigh Little Theatre, local churches)
- worked to establish the West Raleigh Historic District
- influenced zoning and variance regulations
- raised funds for neighborhood tree plantings and beautification projects
- published “University Park: A Walkable Community” brochure
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