• Design Review Board

  • The Design Review Board (DRB) assists the Town Council and Planning Commission in reviewing and evaluating proposed site design, architecture, signs, and landscaping. The scope of the DRB's review and approval authority is established by the Town Council. Depending on the type of project, the DRB either reviews and approves projects or forwards its recommendations to the Town Council, Planning Commission, Heritage Resource Commission, or staff for their consideration.

  •     Meetings

    The Design Review Board holds two regularly scheduled public meetings each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Offices. In addition, Board members periodically attend study sessions and participate in field trips.

        Powers and Duties

    The Town of Danville's General Plan emphasizes the importance of community design for new residential and commercial development in order to preserve and enhance the existing character of the Town. The role of the DRB is to assist the Town Council and Planning Commission in reviewing and evaluating proposed design, architecture, landscaping and signs to ensure consistency with the Town's General Plan, ordinances and adopted design standards and criteria.

    In order to achieve this goal, the DRB shall:

    1. Review and make recommendations regarding proposed design, architecture, signs and landscaping plans submitted along with planning or land use applications to the Town. The DRB's recommendations shall be forwarded to the Town Council, Planning Commission or Planning staff as appropriate;
    2. Review and approve proposed signs as provided for in the Town's sign ordinance;
    3. Review and approve design, architecture or landscaping plans as authorized by the Town Council through ordinance or resolution of the Town Council.
    4. Review and make recommendations regarding any Town sponsored project as requested by the Town Council or Town staff.
        Qualifications

    The Design Review Board (DRB) may be comprised of either one or two Planning Commissioners and either two or three at-large members. In selecting the remaining at-large members of the DRB, it is the intent of the Town Council to, whenever possible, select architects, landscape architects or others with special training or experience related to architecture or design.

        Residency Requirement

    All members of the Design Review Board must be residents of the Town of Danville.

        Terms of Office

    The term of office of each regular member is four (4) years unless otherwise determined by the Town Council. Members of the Design Review Board may continue to serve until their successor is appointed and assumes office.