River District Design Commission


  • 3:00pm
  • Second Thursday of every month, as needed
  • Danville Municipal Building
    427 Patton Street - City Council Chambers
    Danville, Virginia 24541


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


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 the year. 


Agendas are posted when distributed to the board. Agendas and adopted minutes from 2018 to current are available online. 

LINK: River District Design Commission Agendas and Minutes