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Cash Grants for Real Estate Developers without Competition for Jobs—A Constitutional Quandary

September 15, 2015

A local real estate developer, Al Czervik, proposes to construct a mixed-use development with residential, office, and retail space. The city council likes the development plan because it is consistent with the council’s vision for the area. Czervik, seeing incentives being offered to convince compa … Continued

How a Local Government Loan Can Make a Revitalization Project Possible

September 4, 2015

An historic manufacturing building in the town of Sunrise, North Carolina, is in disrepair. There are holes in the roof, standing water in the basement. Residents treasure the 3,500 square foot building and public officials want to see it redeveloped and contribute to the revitalization of their his … Continued

Local government assistance for a real estate development project—without making a grant

September 18, 2012

Al Czervik is a real estate developer who has invested in several shopping malls and mixed-use developments across the Tar Heel state. He is planning a mixed use development called “Gopher Commons” in your community, but “in order to make the numbers work,” he claims that he needs local government a … Continued