River District Design Commission


Meetings are held at 4 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month as needed in the Conference Room located on the fourth floor of City Hall, 427 Patton Street, Danville, VA 24541.

Regular Meeting Agendas

Regular meeting agendas are available prior to the meetings.

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Regular Meeting Minutes

Regular meeting minutes are also available following approval.

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George W. Davis III (Chairman)John Ranson
Robert P. Keesee (Vice-Chairman)Andrew Hessler
Courtney Nicholas (Secretary)
R. J. Lackey
Adam Jones


The River District Design Commission is a seven member board appointed by the City Council to review all new construction, exterior renovations, and signs undertaken in Danville's River District. For more information, view the River District Design Guidelines (PDF). To apply to serve on this Board, please fill out our online application.

There is no fee when you submit an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness (PDF). Applications should be submitted in the Planning Division offices located on the second floor of the Municipal Building. For more information or a map of the area (PDF) call the Planning Division at 434-799-5260. Check the Commissions Calendar (PDF) for further information on application deadlines, post dates of public hearing notices, and meeting dates for 2020.