Celebrating the resilience and creativity of our neighborhood At UNPA’s 2020 annual meeting we celebrate the creativity spurred among our neighbors during the pandemic by showing off home improvements made in the University Neighborhood. Click here to see the photos our neighbors shared with us, it might help inspire you to improve your home.

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The University Neighborhood Preservation Association [UNPA] is seeking services to identify funding sources to support its current and potential new programs. UNPA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in 1990 that primarily assists families and individuals purchasing homes in a designated target area. Its mission is to promote owner-occupancy in the neighborhood east of…

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UNPA held their Annual Report to the Community on November 19th. The board introduced Maribel Arce as the incoming Executive Director. A University Neighborhood resident since 2011, she has 13 years of leadership experience in international development. Previously to joining UNPA, she was Community Services Director at Community Action Partnership for Madison County. Maribel holds…

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The part-time Executive Director is responsible for executing the University Neighborhood Preservation Association (UNPA)’s mission, which is to: Promote owner-occupancy of homes in the area east of Syracuse University campus Provide homebuyers assistance, low-interest home improvements loans, and other incentives Market the University Neighborhood as a good place to live, and Partner with municipal agencies,…

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HARRY LEWIS WAY A proclamation naming Meadowbrook Drive between Broad & Westcott Streets in honor of university neighborhood and community advocate Harry Lewis will be presented on Sunday, May 19th at 10:30am at Barry Park. Harry Lewis Way will be named prior to the 6th Annual Barry Park Fun Run which kicks off at the…

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Terry Dubiel Horst and Amanda Russell of Maxian + Horst presented at the Barry Park Community pot luck hosted on 3/14/19 at the Westcott Community Center. Jonnell Robinson, director of Community Geography at SU and UNPA’s Executive Director Rebecca Shaffer Mannion were joined by Parks Commissioner LaFave, parks planner Glen Lewis, city arborist Steve Harris…

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Westcott Art Trail is a fundraiser for Westcott Community Center Since its inception in 2002 Westcott Art Trail has grown to be one of the finest and most well attended art & craft offerings in Syracuse, NY with over 40 extraordinary artisans located at several locations around the Westcott neighborhood. Now, the third full weekend…

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The University Neighborhood Preservation Association (UNPA) is concerned about the proposal to develop a major residential building on East Genesee Street from Walnut to Pine. We understand both the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Planning Commission will be considering actions to facilitate this project at their next meetings. UNPA has been working for more…

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Stickley House Project was presented with the Harley J. McKee Award by the Preservation Association of Central NY (PACNY) to the University Neighborhood Association, Crawford & Stearns Architects and the Gustav Stickley House Foundation. This award is a wonderful testament to the efforts of so many as we are so proud to share this news!…

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