Danville’s Storefront for Community Vision Planning

On Tuesday, March 7, Mayor Alonzo Jones, Ken Larking, City Manager, Diana Schwartz, Executive Director for the River District Association (RDA), and other local leaders cut the ribbon at 206 North Union Street for the “Plan Danville” storefront.

“The City of Danville wanted to invite the general public to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off authentic conversations about how and where growth will occur in our City. With a brick and mortar storefront, people can come with a friend and share, dream, explore, draft, and plan the future of Danville, together.”

– Diana Schwartz, Executive Director, River District Association

Plan Danville is a community planning process to develop the City’s comprehensive plan: a 20-year policy document that’s reviewed every five years and acts as a guide for land use development, zoning, and prioritization for future development. The “Plan Danville” storefront at 206 North Union Street will be the central hub of engagement and activity: a place designed for capturing the thoughts and inspirations of all residents, business owners and visitors so that Danville can build a bright future, together. Community ambassadors will serve as local grassroots organizers and lead small conversations over the next several months. They look forward to meeting citizens at the storefront and right in their own neighborhood. 

“About 10 to 15 years ago, the community started talking about what it could do to improve its downtown. Here we are years later, and if you think about what our River District looked like then, and what it looks like now, then you can see how carefully designing a plan with community input, and executing on that plan, can make a true difference.”

– Ken Larking, City Manager, City of Danville

Photo Credit (Ribbon Cutting): Danville Register & Bee

Photo Credit (Storefront): River District Association