Experience Downtown Chapel Hill

Campaign for growth.

Downtown Chapel Hill and Franklin Street have a celebrated history as the center of social life for both the town itself and the University of North Carolina. In this spirit, XDCH is here to strengthen the cultural relevance and financial stability of downtown. This initiative celebrates the opportunities happening now and also paves the way for an exciting new chapter in this unique and growing hub for arts, innovation, food, and retail.

Support Downtown Chapel Hill

This is your
downtown and it needs your support.

When you give to XDCH*, you are helping downtown Chapel Hill recover from the impacts of COVID-19 by providing financial relief. Your support is creating more community engagement by providing outdoor dining and shopping options, upgraded sanitation measures, and outdoor events and programs that help foster a healthy & dynamic downtown destination for everyone.

Visit Downtown Chapel Hill


Our downtown remains open for businesses, offices, and homes — including shopping, carryout, and delivery food service, and soon, services. The health and safety of you, the members of our community, remains our top priority. We’re increasing sanitation and safety protocols in open spaces and adjusting streets and parking facilities to make sure they remain safe and operational for all.

What This Is

XDCH is an initiative of the Downtown Chapel Hill Partnership

The Downtown Chapel Hill Partnership is recognized by the IRS as a not for profit 501c3 charitable organization. Your donation to XDCH is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.