Author Archive: Darren Cotton

Kensington-Bailey: A Call for Neighborhood Stories and Local Histories

Developed during the early 20th century, the Kensington-Bailey neighborhood has a history rich in architecture, local businesses, schools, churches, and most importantly, people. For it is the people who truly make a place and add to the diverse backgrounds, talents,…
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Serve Your Community – Apply TODAY to be a UDCDA AmeriCorps Member!

The UDCDA is excited to announce that the Community Development team is growing once again! The organization is currently looking for qualified applicants for a 1-year AmeriCorps VISTA placement. Members will work closely with the Director of Community Development &…
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Newly Renovated Office Space Available on Bailey Avenue!

Looking to start a business? A commercial/retail spot is now available on Bailey Avenue! Located in the walkable heart of the Kensington-Bailey neighborhood, the 650 sq/ft office space is available for lease in the newly renovated Varsity Theatre building located at…
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Your Amazon shopping can help the UDCDA this holiday season!

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to University District Community Development Assn., Inc. when you do your holiday shopping at

“Better on Bailey” Adds to Momentum in Kensington-Bailey

Thanks to a $300,000 Buffalo Main Streets Initiative grant funded through the Better Buffalo Fund, the University District Community Development Association (UDCDA) is assisting six property owners with façade improvement as well as significant interior renovations through their Better on…
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