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Members

  • Bruce Wilson, 
  • Jimmie Bolton, Secretary
  • Tommy Dodson
  • Harold Garrison, Chairman
  • Steve Petrick, Vice-Chairman
  • Ann Evans
  • Arthur Craft

APRIL 14 MEETING

Note: Due to the evolving nature of circumstances related to COVID-19, described activities and situations are subject to change at any time. Check back often for updates.

Due to ongoing public health concerns related to COVID-19, the City of Danville is modifying the structure of somel meetings allowing for "virtual" meetings. Council Chambers and meeting rooms will be modified to allow for proper social distancing.

April 14 has been advertised for the for Planning Commission to hold public hearings on the following:

  1. Special Use Permit Application PLSUP20190000386, filed by Justin Williams & Michelle Adkins, requesting a Special Use Permit for commercial recreation (indoor) in accordance with Article 3.K, Section C, Item 5 of the Zoning Ordinance of the Code of City of Danville, Virginia 1986, as amended at 401 S. Ridge St., otherwise known as Grid 2713, Block 021, Parcel 000008 of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map. The applicant is proposing to have indoor gaming.

  2. Special Use Permit Application PLSUP202000004, filed by Shazad Tahseen on behalf of AANT INC, requesting a Special Use Permit for commercial recreation (indoor) in accordance with Article 3.M, Section C, Item 4 of the Zoning Ordinance of the Code of City of Danville, Virginia 1986, as amended at 2980 W. Main St., otherwise known as Grid 0617, Block 007, Parcel 0000015 of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map. The applicant is proposing to have indoor gaming.

  3. Rezoning Application PLRZ2020000029, filed by Gerald Kelly on behalf of TriCor Properties LLC, requesting to rezone from N-C Neighborhood Commercial District to “Conditional” HR-C Highway Retail Commercial District, 1113 Franklin Turnpike and two adjacent parcels (Parcel ID#s 70167, 70166, & 70046), otherwise known as Grid 1916, Block 011, Parcel ID’s 000039, 000040 &, 000041 of the City of Danville, Zoning District Map. The applicant is proposing to build mini-storage warehouses on the property

  4. Rezoning Application PLRZ2020000058, filed by Dana Peters, requesting to rezone from OT-R Old Town Residential District to “Conditional” HR-C Highway Retail Commercial District, 215 Ash Street (Parcel ID# 73005), otherwise known as Grid 1807, Block 003, Parcel ID# 000049, of the City of Danville, Zoning District Map. The applicant is proposing to rezone to allow for a discontinued non-conforming use (commercial kennel) to reused.

  5. Special Use Permit Application PLSUP202000059, filed by Dana Peters, requesting a Special Use Permit for a waiver to yard setbacks in accordance with Article 3.M, Section C, Item 7 of the Zoning Ordinance of the Code of City of Danville, Virginia 1986, as amended, at 215 Ash Street (Parcel ID# 73005), otherwise known as Grid 1807, Block 003, Parcel ID# 000049, of the City of Danville, Zoning District Map. The applicant is requesting a Special Use Permit to allow for a discontinued commercial kennel to reused.

  6. Special Use Permit Application PLSUP20200000081, filed by National Restaurant Designers requesting a Special Use Permit to allow a waiver of yard requirements in accordance with Article 3.M; Section C, Item 21 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia, 1986, as amended at 1041 Piney Forest Rd, otherwise known as Grid 1811, Block 004, Parcel 000001 of the City of Danville, Virginia, Zoning District Map. The applicant is proposing to allow a six (6) foot front yard setback where thirty (30) feet is required.

  7. Special Use Permit Application PLSUP202000083, filed by Arketa Washington, requesting a Special Use Permit operate a Family day care home in accordance with Article 3.E, Section C, Item 24 of the Zoning Ordinance of the Code of City of Danville, Virginia 1986, as amended, at 180 Franklin Ct, otherwise known as Grid 2805, Block 024, Parcel ID# 00002, of the City of Danville, Zoning District Map. The applicant is requesting a Special Use Permit to allow for a Family day care home for providing day care for up to 12 children.

Participating in Public Hearings

Though the municipal building is closed to the public, accommodations have been made to still allow public comment by encouraging citizens to provide comments reserved for public hearings on the published agenda ahead of time. There will be two option for submission: online through a form or by phone at 434-857-3358.

Functions

The City Planning Commission is a seven member board appointed by the City Council to review applications, hold public hearings, and make recommendations on the following:

The City Planning Commission also reviews and has authority to approve or deny major subdivision plats. After the City Planning Commission holds a public hearing on the requested rezoning, special use permit, or zoning code amendment, they make a recommendation to City Council. At the first City Council meeting of the following month, City Council reviews the City Planning Commission recommendation and holds another public hearing on the request before taking final action. 

The application fee to apply for a rezoning, special use permit, or code amendment is $360 and is nonrefundable. Applications are available at the Planning Division office located in Room 207 of the Municipal Building, 427 Patton Street. For more information on rezoning, special use permits, and zoning code amendments, please contact the Zoning Administrator 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 2019.