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UPHA News from the 'HoodDecember 2013
Meet the UPHA Team...

Sallie Ricks
UPHA VP for CommunityDevelopment
"I am a long-time resident of University Park and have lived on Rosedale Avenue for 25 years.  During that time, I have served as a UPHA board member for about 10 years, and at least 3 of those years, as President."Read More...
Street Closings
Hillsborough Street will be closed from Dec. 19th - Jan. 5th between Dixie Trail and Concord Streets.  Specifically; the intersection at Dixie Trail will be closed December 19 -23rd and traffic will be detoured to Brooks. Read more...
Meet the UPHA Team...

Robby Brown

UPHA At Large


"This is my first term on the Board and I have concluded that it is my role to be the boring attorney among a Board full of vibrant and talented personalities. We live in a wonderful neighborhood and that is not by accident.  ." 


Tree Trimming Around Power Lines


Recently the Cameron Park Neighborhood experienced some tree trimming issues around power lines.  Thanks so much Charlie Madison for sharing this valuable information! Read more...

Meet the UPHA Team...


Karen Ryden,

UPHA Secretary


"I have lived in the neighborhood since 2008 and have become actively involved in the Friends of Oberlin project. I am very happy to be a part of a vibrant, community such as the UPHA. 
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We are partnered with local merchants to provide discounts  to YOU!

 Just present your UPHA Membership Card to receive your discount.

  CLICK HERE to view the list of participating merchants and their generous discounts. 

Dear UPHA Neighbor,


I love all seasons in our neighborhood, but this time of year especially touches my heart. The beautiful changing of the leaves (was it just me or did we have particularly spectacular colors this year?), the smell of fires in the air, and starting to plan for holiday festivities all remind me how lucky I am to call this little spot of earth home.


Please be sure to join us on December 9th at the UPHA Holiday Party as we celebrate our neighborhood and its great people. We're  really looking forward to catching up with you and spending a fun evening together in friendship and community!


I hope you find the information in this issue of News from the Hood useful. A special thank you goes to Ann Sides, who has once again outdone herself with her wonderful contributions. 


Also, don't forget to use your UPHA membership card to receive great discounts from our merchant partners.


Finally, check out the new doggie bag stations we have in Jaycee Park. UPHA is proud to be able to provide this great service and we hope you'll us help keep it going!


Wishing you and yours a happy and safe Thanksgiving and all the very best from the entire UPHA team,


Clodagh Lyons-Bastian


University Park Homeowners Association

Come Celebrate the Holidays with UPHA!!





Please join

your neighbors for some fun and fellowship at the annual UPHA Holiday Party:





Monday, December 9, 2013

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
McDaid's Irish Pub & Restaurant 
2412 Hillsborough Street  


McDaid's will provide free hors' d'oeuvres and the UPHA board will provide desserts. Members order and pay for their dinner and drinks.  



Neighborhood Voices

By Ann Sides









Jim and Sonnya Quinn's cozy gray and white home on  Gardner Street is perfectly in tune with its leafy setting-but is unlike any other on the street. Jim and Sonnya intended it that way; they cherish the diversity of a neighborhood in which, they say, every house is unique. 
UPHA Sponsors New Doggie Bag Stations 
in Jaycee Park


Did you know that UPHA partners with the City of Raleigh to help keep our neighborhood dog poop-free through the Adopt-A-Park program?  In this agreement, the City installs doggie bag stations and 
UPHA keeps them filled. We maintain eleven doggie bag stations around the 'hood in this way. The newest two were just added in Jaycee Park, a popular place for dogs and their people to convene. Read more...



Latta House Plaque Dedicated 

By Ann Sides


Descendants of M.L. Latta, an emancipated slave who became a noted educator, cut the ribbon on an information plaque at the site of the Latta House on October 3. The plaque dedication was the centerpiece of an event commemorating the life and works of Reverend Latta, who established an orphanage and vocational school on the Parker Street site.  Read the full story...

LED Displays and Window Signs

Many of you have probably seen the large LED displays in the windows of the real estate office on Glenwood across from the Mellow Mushroom.  Glenwood neighbors were concerned about the aesthetics, and an issue has emerged whether advertisements hung inside windows are actually signs according to City ordinances. 
The main concern for residents it that 
ordinances that regulate intrusive signs may not apply to this type of advertisement.

Additionally, with emerging LED technology illuminated signs have potential to be much more prominent than previously. This is a question that the City is working on to clearly define within the new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). 

Neil Riemann, 
President of the Cameron Park Homeowners Association, outlines the latest efforts. Read more...