How is CHDP Funded?
The Chapel Hill Downtown Parnership is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation established by the Town of Chapel Hill and equally funded by the Town, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the downtown service district tax.
How can I volunteer to help improve Downtown Chapel Hill?
The Downtown Partnership is exactly that, a partnership of everyone who has an interest in downtown working together. There are a number of ways to volunteer with the Downtown Partnership, including serving on a committee or by volunteering for a project specific task. SIGN UP for the CHDP Newsletter to keep up with downtown volunteer opportunities. Contact Meg McGurk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-967-9440 to find out more.
What is the purpose of the Downtown Partnership?
Our organization's mission is to create a healthy economic environmnet for the downtown business district. Everyone benefits from the services we provide. Business and property owners benefit from an improved business environment, increased foot traffic & patrons in their businesses, and increased property values. The Town of Chapel Hill and Orange County benefit from an improved tax base. The University of North Carolina benefits from an improved district that offers a higher quality of life for staff, faculty, and students. And the community benefits from an increase of goods and services; and a sense pride and loyalty to their local economy.
When does the CHDP board meet and can I attend the meeting?
The CHDP board meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 8:30 AM at the Partnership office - 308 West Rosemary Street, Suite 202. Please check our calendar of events or sign up for our calendar of downtown meetings for details. You can also contact the Partnership at
I would like to become a board member. How do I apply?
Six of the Board of Directors members are appointed by the Town and UNC and serve staggered, three-year terms. Three members are chosen by the other board members and serve staggered one-year, two-year and three-year terms. Two of the members are non-voting liasions. There are two student positions as well. Applicants must fill out a Town application and a CHDP application. To learn the terms of current board members,
How can I make a donation to CHDP?
To make a contribution to the Downtown Partnership for the general downtown revitalization efforts or for specific projects, please contact us at 919-967-9440. Contributions to CHDP are tax deductible. To make an online contribution to the Real Change from Spare Change initiative; visit