Mission

The mission of the University Heights Community Development Corporation (UHCDC) is to enhance and promote both the residential and commercial entities of the University Heights Community. It seeks to preservie its history and that of adjacent neighborhoods .Develop a plan for UH's future, provide a safe and aesthetic environment and foster business retention and involvement in the area.

History of UHCDC

The UHCDC was formed in March 1985. In June of 1987 the UHCDC received a 501 c (3) non-profit public benefit status. In 1991, after being dormant for several years, the UHCDC revived itself with a new board and since that time has been actively involved in the economic and social development of University Heights.

The UHCDC has received funding from the City of San Diego since 1994 in conjunction with revitalization programs. It holds monthly board meetings open to the public and provides meeting and office accommodations at no charge to a variety of community-based organizations. The UHCDC encourages business participation in its activities and has successfully increased the number of new businesses and storefront improvements.

Community Projects

The University Heights Community Development Corporation has worked in partnership with its various volunteer subcommittees and affiliates to sponsor a wide range of projects, programs, and activities to benefit the residents and businesses of University Heights. Following are a few examples -- please visit our Programs and Acitivities page to learn more about the projects of each subcommittee.

  • Sponsored the University Heights Street Sign Lighting Celebration, Taste of University Heights, and the University Heights 120th Anniversary Celebration
  • Primary sponsor of the annual free Summer in the Park Concerts
  • Designed and installed the University Heights Street Sign
  • Supported and participated in saving the UH Library from closure because of budget cuts
  • Conducted a feasibility study for adaptive reuse of the Teachers Training Building as the new University Heights Branch Library
  • Designed and installed the UH Library Mural
  • Sponsored and obtained funding for the Public Facility Boxes Art Project
  • Obtained funding for return of the Birney Elementary Joint Use Playing Field
  • Designed and installed the “Trolley Comes to Town” Art Gate at the entry to the Birney Playing Field at Park Blvd. and Meade Ave.
  • Planted the trees along Park Boulevard
  • Designed and installed the banners along Park Boulevard
  • Installed the ornamental street lights along Park Boulevard
  • Designed and installed three gateway community monument signs
  • Installed the information kiosk at Trolley Barn Park
  • Founded the UH Historical Society
  • Obtained historic designation of many sites throughout UH

Structure and Leadership

The University Heights Community Development Corporation (UHCDC) is governed by a President/Executive Director, Secretary, Treasurer and six board members.

The UHCDC also provides strong participation in University Heights Park & Recreation Council, the University Heights Historical Society, the Landscape and Maintenance District, Community Parking District, and both the Greater North Park & Uptown Planning Committees.

Meeting Schedule and Agenda

PUBLIC NOTICE AND AGENDA

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP. (UHCDC)

& UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS COMMUNITY PARKING DISTRICT (UHCPD)

1st Wednesday of Every Month, 6:30 p.m., 4452 Park Blvd., #104, San Diego, 92116

 

CALL TO ORDER/INTRODUCTIONS

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS

 

CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT

 

REPORTS

A. University Heights Community Parking District

B. University Heights Historical Society

       a. Forums & Presentations

C. San Diego Historic Street Cars

D. University Heights Maintenance Assessment District (City Managed)

E. University Heights Recreation Council

F.  University Heights Library Task Force

G. North Park Planning Committee & Subcommittees

H.   Uptown Planners

I.  Events

      a. Summer in the Park Concerts (February through June)

      b. Arts Open/Taste of University Heights (May through Early September)

     

ACTION ITEMS:

1.      Annual Event Expenditures (Concerts & Taste/Arts Open)

2.      Fiscal Year UHCPD Budget & Scope of Services (based on City?s Time Line)

 

ADMINISTRATIVE

     1.  Newsletter Items

      2. Annual Audit

 

INFORMATION ITEMS    

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

NOTICE OF NEXT REGULAR MEETING

1st Wednesday of Each Month, 6:30 p.m.  (Except January)

UHCDC Offices

4452 Park Blvd., #104

San Diego, CA 92116

 

Contact Information:  (619) 297-3166

Email: uhcdc@netzero.net

Awards

2009 City of San Diego Historical Resources Board Community History Award for the University Heights Library Mural

2007 City of San Diego Historical Resources Board History Award for Cable Cars and Ostrich Feathers Self-Guided Walking Tour

2005 SOHO People in Preservation Award to University Heights Library Task Force

1997 Orchid Award for University Heights Street Sign

1997 SOHO Award for Burlingame/North Park/University Heights Calendar

1993 Mid City Chamber of Commerce, 1st Renaissance Street Faire Committees & Affiliates

1992 Orchid Award for Landscape Architecture/Environmental Solution for Old Trolley Barn Park

Committees & Affiliates

University Heights Book Salon

University Heights Community Parking District

University Heights Historical Society

University Heights Library Task Force

University Heights Maintenance Advisory District

University Heights Parks & Recreation Council

Copyright 2008 University Heights Community Development Corporation
P.O. Box 3115 • San Diego, CA 92163 • (619) 297-3166