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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 .


Next College Heights Annual Meeting ,
The next annual Meeting will be held:

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Christ Church, 405 Hillcrest Avenue

7:00 P.M. - Coffee Hour
7:30 P.M. - Business Meeting

State College Police Chief Tom King will join us for our annual College Heights Association gathering to talk about possible safety measures for the Atherton Street/Park Avenue intersection.  After a very brief business meeting, State College Planning Director Ed LeClear will address the group.

College Heights Newsletter
The newsletter for Fall 2014 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 link
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On-street Parking Permission

Call: 814-954-1019

At the request of former Borough parking manager Charley DeBow the CHA formed a parking committee, which met with Charley in April to discuss and evaluate College Heights parking policies and regulations. Discussion focused on alleviating sometimes confusing on-street parking procedures, primarily the process to obtain short-term parking permission for residents' visitors. A visitor-guest permit program was suggested but no changes have yet been proposed. A new phone number for permissions, 814-954-1019, was created. Although residents are reporting difficulty obtaining responses to requests for parking permission using that number, Borough Manager Tom Fountaine has asked that we encourage its use. The Borough will continue working toward a satisfactory for obtaining on-street parking permission, and further information will be posted on the CHA website and on our listserv as it becomes available.


Annual Meeting Minutes
The annual meeting of the College Heights Neighborhood Association was held on October 10, 2013. The minutes can be found here .

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 Sale
Following the State College Area School District’s January, 2014 announcement of an agreement to sell the College Heights School property to Penn State for University Press offices, State College Borough had six months to exercise its right of first refusal to purchase the property. Borough Council voted to purchase and lease the property to the Center for Arts, Social Services, and Education (CASE). However, because CASE could not ensure adequate funding, in July the Borough waived its right to purchase the property.

In deeding the property to the school district in the 1920s, Adam Krumrine included a covenant stating that the property must be used for educational purposes or revert to his and Rebecca Krumrine’s heirs. Shortly after the Borough’s waiver, five heirs filed legal action to challenge the sale to Penn State.


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

(last updated 10-September-2014)