Area 11 Parks Are Open! Take the Tour

2020-12-09T00:44:00+00:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Spotlight Story|

Join HRB member Zach Nelson on a tour of newly-opened Gateway Park, Playground Park and Vista Park. These beautiful community spaces were developed by University Hills residents who participated in our two-part engagement process, and the opening of the parks is a shining example of successful collaboration between residents, the HRB, ICHA and [...]

Community Survey Respondents Report a High Level of Satisfaction Living in University Hills

2019-09-18T18:15:03+00:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Spotlight Story|Tags: |

A majority of 2019 University Hills Community Survey respondents rated their overall satisfaction with living in University Hills at either “4” or “5” on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being "Extremely Satisfied." The survey, conducted online in January, received 489 responses (out of roughly 1,400 rental and homeowner households). The survey asked [...]

Lion’s Heart Volunteers Raise Over $300 for UCI Food Bank

2019-04-04T12:07:17+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Spotlight Story|Tags: , |

Teens from a local chapter of the nonprofit community service organization Lion's Heart raised over $300 for the UCI Student Food Bank by hosting a free gift wrapping station at the Uhills Holiday Bazaar, held at the Uhills Community Center on December 8. The volunteers wrapped dozens of gifts in exchange for donations from University Hills residents and [...]

UHTTF Study Is Complete; ICHA Begins to Implement Recommendations

2018-02-01T00:07:23+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Spotlight Story|Tags: , , |

The University Hills Transportation Task Force (UHTTF), a group of resident volunteers led by former HRB Chairman Steve Cauffman, was assembled in 2016 to coordinate resident input in determining the infrastructure changes necessary to improve the flow of traffic and the safety of pedestrians, bike riders and drivers in University Hills. The task force brought [...]

University Hills Campus Food Pantry Bin Is Taking Donations

2018-01-08T20:53:10+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Spotlight Story|

A food collection bin benefitting the Fresh Basic Needs Hub campus food pantry is now installed in the Community Center Lounge. The bin is accepting all non-perishable foods and toiletries. Items will be picked up by food pantry personnel and made available to students at the pantry. The Fresh Basic Needs Hub is the largest food pantry [...]

Resident Eagle Scout Completes UHills Horseshoe Pit

2017-12-22T19:19:52+00:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight Story|

University Hills can add two new horseshoe pits to its growing list of recreational amenities, thanks to Kyle Mumm, a resident who recently completed the competition level pits as his Eagle Scout Project. Mumm, a senior at University High School, said erecting the horseshoe pits wasn’t too difficult, with the exception of some large tree [...]

UHills Neighbors Cut a Deal on Solar

2018-05-24T23:49:21+00:00September 5th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight Story|Tags: |

When a group of University Hills neighbors got together one evening last year to hear about options for installing rooftop solar panels, negotiating a group discount was not an articulated goal. A handful of residents had gathered to watch a slide show delivered by resident Senait Forthal, a renewable energy consultant. Her neighbor, UCI writer-in-residence [...]

UHills Drone Pilot Captures Birds-Eye View of Area 11

2018-01-08T20:53:10+00:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight Story|

For Peter Burke, a professor in UCI's Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department, flying drones is a natural extension of an interest in aviation that goes back to childhood. "My brother and Dad were in the Air Force and I did model aviation as a kid," he said. As an early adopter of drones, Burke [...]

Video Presentation on the Demography of University Hills

2018-01-08T20:53:11+00:00May 9th, 2016|Categories: Spotlight Story|

“America's Smartest Neighborhood?  Demographer explores University Hills, the nation's largest on-campus faculty housing complex." With over 1,400 households, an even larger number of doctorates, and more than 4,000 residents and growing, UCI’s University Hills poses unique challenges for development and the cultivation of community. Demographer Ken Chew explores the past, present, and future of this unusual neighborhood. University Hills is [...]

Paleontologists Discover Fare Bird Feather Fossil at University Hills Area 10-2 project

2016-10-10T23:12:33+00:00October 1st, 2015|Categories: Spotlight Story|

Senior Project Manager Benny Vargas from SWCA reported that in 2014, the paleontological monitor at the University Hills Area 10-2 grading operation discovered bird feather fossils, which are an extremely rare and important scientific find. Of the 50 rock deposits in the entire world that have produced feather fossils, only 10 sites are from the [...]

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