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About Us

The Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation (HSCSC) is an independent, not for profit, municipal service district that began providing services and programs in the fall of 2010. The district was created by the City of Raleigh in partnership with N.C. State University and the property owners, merchants and residents on and around Hillsborough Street.

The HSCSC territory is a 3-mile long corridor that runs on both sides of Hillsborough Street, from St. Mary’s School to Meredith College and the I440 Beltline (including Morgan St., a few side streets and connections with Cameron Village).  The territory includes a diverse collection of businesses, organizations, institutions and residential options. 

We support an equitable and inclusive community, enabling all people to participate and reach their full potential.  We believe in promoting equitable access and opportunity, recognizing the need to address systemic and institutional inequities, especially in matters of race.  We recognize that to achieve our vision, we must lead our sector in making the changes we want to see in society. 

HSCSC annually provides a range of services and programs that help to make the Hillsborough Street community a better place to live, work, play, shop, dine, learn and visit, including: cleaning, security, beautification, marketing and communications, economic development, special events and tourism, planning and advocacy, parking and transportation, research, arts and community.

A History of Hillsborough Street

Video entitled "The History of Hillsborough Street"

Natalie Ottone and Kate Gray, NC State Student Interns with HSCSC, completed this video in December 2023. 

Many thanks to those lending their voices to our story (name, role at time of MSD creation):

  • Nina Landis, Local Resident
  • Ralph Recchie, NC State 
  • Kevin Jennings, Business Owner
  • Daniel Howe, City of Raleigh