Parking Alert: South Road Construction

Partial road barriers have been placed at the intersection of South Road and Country Club Road due to a summer construction project. The School’s parking deck is open and accessible from South Road for the duration of the project by driving between the two barriers and entering the parking gate immediately on the left.

DFI services support implementation of local community and economic development priorities that require private investment. DFI can be thought of as an extension of a local government’s planning, finance, economic and community development departments. DFI services include:

  • Assessment of distressed properties
  • Creation of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to attract private development into underserved areas
  • Real estate finance and structuring, including identification of investors, lenders, tax credit equity sources and other partners
  • Advising on public-private partnerships and development incentives
  • Assistance with pre-development including market value, cost assumptions, project budgets, operating statements, and marketing data
  • Evaluation of development proposals, agreements and contracts
  • Assessment of developer experience and capacity
  • Development of small business finance programs

The DFI team’s experience touches on a range of development finance tools that are designed to attract private investment into local community and economic development projects including:

  • Targeted financing (Tax Increment Financing (TIF), Municipal Service Districts (MSDs), etc.)
  • Tax credit financing (historic preservation, new markets, brown fields, low-income housing, etc.)
  • Loan funds (revolving loan funds, microenterprise loans, and innovative debt and equity hybrid products such as shared equity homeownership, etc.)
  • Secondary market and securitization programs (loan loss reserve funds, supporting the growth of secondary markets)
  • Equity (community development venture capital)
  • Federal grant programs (CDBG, HUD and EDA)

For more information about DFI and its services, contact Associate Director Christy Raulli at 919.843.7736 or raulli@sog.unc.edu.