Planning & Zoning


The Planning Division acts as staff support for the City Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, the River District Design Commission, and the Commission of Architectural Review. Our office also conducts plan reviews for zoning compliance and updates the City’s 2030 Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

The staff is also responsible for issuing Zoning Clearances and Sign Permits and enforcing the City’s Zoning Code.

For more information, contact the Planning Office at 434-799-5260.

The River District Development Project

The City of Danville is in the process of implementing a development plan for its "River District," generally consisting of the traditional central business district, historic tobacco warehouse district and manufacturing area, and contiguous areas. The Design Guidelines (PDF) list appropriate materials, outline procedures and explain what types of architectural elements are expected for the district’s existing buildings and new construction.

Changes to Flood Insurance Rates (PDF) may effect what you pay!

The Danville MPO is in the process of updating its 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan, and we need your input for the region’s transportation priorities! If you live or work in Danville or the neighboring area of Pittsylvania County, please consider taking this engaging and interactive survey to provide your input into transportation priorities for the area through 2045. You can access the survey link here:”

Information from the West Piedmont Planning District Commission

2019 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy:

Also developed is a CEDS supplement entitled “Looking Forward” :(