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College Heights Association

The College Heights Association was incorporated under the Non-profit Corporation Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1975 to protect and advance the interests of the College Heights neighborhood and its residents.

All persons residing in the College Heights neighborhood are eligible for membership. The Association holds an annual meeting for the purpose of reviewing actions of the Association over the past year and proposing action for the Association for the coming year. Additional meetings may be held at other time for discussion of current issues.

For all the latest news and announces, please see our News & Announcements Page.


News Flash

Atherton Street/Park Avenue Intersection:
A conversation with State College Police Chief Tom King

7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015
State College Church of Christ
405 Hillcrest Avenue
Open to the Public


College Heights Annual Meeting

The last annual meeting was held on Thursday, October 23, 2014. The minutes of the meeting can be found here.

College Heights Newsletter

The newsletter for Spring 2015 can be found here.

Automated Red Light Camera Enforcement

Concerned about the safety of State College pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers, the College Heights Association has been working with State College Police Chief Tom King to urge our legislators to approve red light cameras for State College and comparable municipalities. To read more about these devices and learn what you can do to help, click on "The Case for Red Light Cameras."

Historic Property Designation

A number of properties contribute to College Heights' designation as one of State College's historic districts. The Historic Resources Commission encourages owners of those properties to recognize those structures with an Historic Plaque.
To determine whether or not your property is on the list of those contributing to the Historic District designation, please contact John Wilson at or call 323-7109. Information about the plaques can be found at this borough

On-street Parking Permission

Call: 814-954-1019

For permission to park on College Heights streets posted No Parking, residents should call 814-954-1019. Between 8 am and 10 pm Monday through Saturday the call will either be answered by a live person or returned within one hour. On Sundays and holidays, residents should leave a message, including location, date and time for which permission is requested and vehicle license number. Granting of permission can then be assumed unless streets must be clear for snow removal. No parked vehicles may block driveways, fire hydrants, or intersections at any time.

Annual Membership

neighborhood Annual membership dues of $10 are payable to the College Heights Association for a term of membership from the beginning of September to the end of August of each year. Dues may be mailed to:

Donald Hopkins, Treasurer
523 North Allen Street
State College, PA 16803

Report Violations of Borough Ordinances

State College Borough now has an online form for Borough residents' use in reporting violations of Borough ordinances (e.g. snow removal, weeds, parking, trash removal, noise, unauthorized residents, etc.). The form goes directly to the Ordinance Enforcement and Public Health staff, where it will be addressed. The link for this form is here, and the form also is available under both the Ordinance Enforcement and Public Health drop-down menus in the Department of Ordinance Enforcement and Public Health section of the State College Borough web site.

While none of us is eager to take on this role, as the Planning Office has stressed, often the only way staff members learn of violations is through neighbors' reporting.

College Heights School Update

Deborah Howard from Penn State’s Facilities Resource Management office, has provided this update on the College Heights School property:

  • The school district staff will remain in the building through June 2015.

  • We have started the process to get our submissions and plans ready for the reviews with the Planning, Design Review and the final Zoning Review Board.

  • As soon as we have some of the initial plans put together, I will let you know and be happy to review with you all.

  • We are planning to close the property sometime in July, if we can get through all the reviews by this time (or soon thereafter).

  • Then we will start improvements in earnest in and outside the building.

Information on Neighborhood Preservation

For important information regarding the Borough strategic plan's #1 goal, neighborhood preservation, please click here.

(last updated 27-June-2015)