Major Development Applications (Under Review/Not Approved)
Approved Development Projects (Under Construction or Pending)
Planning Division processes the Town’s land planning and development activities,
including the review of proposed general plan amendments, rezonings, land use
use permits, development plans, preliminary subdivisions and site plans. Below is a list of common development
applications processed in Danville:
Development Plan (DP) approval is required for all office, commercial, industrial, multi-family residential development, new subdivisions, some vacant parcels, and scenic hillside and major ridgeline areas in Danville.
General Plan Amendment (GPA) is a request to change the land use designation of a parcel to a different land use (i.e. office to commercial, low density residential to higher density residential).
Land Use Permit (LUP) allows the Town of Danville to consider special uses which may be essential or desirable to a particular community, but which are not allowed as a matter of right within a zoning district, through a public hearing process. A land use permit can provide flexibility within a zoning ordinance.
Minor Subdivision (less than 4 parcels) is a proposal to divide a parcel into four or fewer parcels. A minor subdivision of any parcel must be consistent with the Town's 2010 General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and all other applicable guidelines for the subject parcel.
Major Subdivision (5 or more parcels) is a proposal to divide a parcel into five or more parcels. Major subdivisions of any parcel must be consistent with the Town's 2010 General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and all other applicable guidelines for the subject parcel.
Planned Unit Development (PUD or P-1) District involves a rezoning of a parcel to a site specific project. Essentially, when a development is approved under a P-1 rezone, it must be built as approved for the specific parcel. The new P-1 zoning designation and associated conditions of approval are the governing development standards for that project.
Rezoning is a request to modify a property's existing zoning classification to a different one. The Town's Zoning Ordinance classifies all property into various zoning classifications, which control both land uses and development standards.
Second Dwelling Unit (SDU) is an attached or detached residential unit which provides complete independent living facilities with accommodations for a kitchen, living, sleeping, eating, and bathroom on the same parcel as the primary residence.
Sign Permit issued to assure attractive and architecturally compatible signing throughout Danville's commercial areas and to maintain conformance with the Town's adopted Sign Ordinance Section 32-98.
Tree Removal Permit may be required to remove a tree within the Town boundaries, per the Town's Tree Preservation Ordinance, Section 32-79 of the Town of Danville's Municipal Code.
Variance is a limited exception to the usual requirements of local zoning. When the Town of Danville is presented with a development proposal on an unusual piece of property, the variance procedure can lend some flexibility to the usual standards of the applicable zoning ordinance.
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The Town of Danville Municipal Code contains all Ordinances for the Town.
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Note: This code is current through Ordinance No. 2012-02, adopted 10-2-2012.