Center City Development & Operations Department
CCHIP Qualifications
Minimum Eligibility

Incentives for CCHIP projects are assessed based on project location in the Greater Downtown Area (GDA) or Central Business District (CBD). All projects must create housing at a density of at least 8 units per acre for adaptive reuse or historic rehabilitation projects, or 16 housing units per acre for all other projects. Rental projects must maintain first year rental rate for 10% of units throughout agreement term. Projects requiring rezoning from residential single-family or mixed district are not eligible. All projects must receive design approval from the Historic Design and Review Commission (HDRC). See table below for additional eligibility requirements.


Please see the CCHIP Program Manual for more details and program guidelines. 


To apply, complete an application and submit with all appropriate documentation to Sarah Esserlieu, Program Manager at