Downtown Master Plan

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Reimagining our Downtown’s Future

While so much has changed in the past year, one thing remained the same in our community - the innate desire to gather in our well-loved public spaces. As we transition through the pandemic, the Town has begun the process of updating the Downtown Master Plan. The Town has partnered with urban design firm SWA, to reimagine how we might use some of the public spaces within our downtown to provide essential connection, interaction and engagement.

Building upon the strong framework of Danville’s small-town charm and to further enhance its village-like character, the aim is to create activated public spaces that are visually coordinated and balance the need for adequate public parking, drainage facilities, accessibility to all businesses and essential services such as trash pick-up.

Downtown Master Plan FAQ's

If you have questions about this project, take a look at the FAQ's flyer, where you can find out more information.

The public outreach phase of the Downtown Master Plan project is complete. At the Town Council/Commission Workshop on March 7th , the consultant, SWA, shared community outreach findings from the survey, stakeholder interviews and pop-up community outreach tables, as well as draft Placemaking Strategies. At this time, the consultant has prepared Draft Master Plan Strategies and will return to joint public meetings to share with Commissions, Boards and the Town Council before developing the Draft Downtown Master Plan.

Upcoming Public Meetings - Review Draft Downtown Master Plan Strategies

April 26, 2022 - Joint Commission/Board Meeting (Planning, Historic Resource, Design Review)

April 27, 2022 - Joint Commission/Board Meeting (Parks, Arts and Senior)

May 17, 2022 - Town Council Meeting

Please visit www.danville.ca.gov/agendas for details of these upcoming meetings

Stakeholder Meetings

To view previous Stakeholder Meetings please click on the links below.

January 1st Downtown Core Stakeholder Interview

February 1st Outside Downtown Core Stakeholder Interview



Reimagining our Downtown’s Future

While so much has changed in the past year, one thing remained the same in our community - the innate desire to gather in our well-loved public spaces. As we transition through the pandemic, the Town has begun the process of updating the Downtown Master Plan. The Town has partnered with urban design firm SWA, to reimagine how we might use some of the public spaces within our downtown to provide essential connection, interaction and engagement.

Building upon the strong framework of Danville’s small-town charm and to further enhance its village-like character, the aim is to create activated public spaces that are visually coordinated and balance the need for adequate public parking, drainage facilities, accessibility to all businesses and essential services such as trash pick-up.

Downtown Master Plan FAQ's

If you have questions about this project, take a look at the FAQ's flyer, where you can find out more information.

The public outreach phase of the Downtown Master Plan project is complete. At the Town Council/Commission Workshop on March 7th , the consultant, SWA, shared community outreach findings from the survey, stakeholder interviews and pop-up community outreach tables, as well as draft Placemaking Strategies. At this time, the consultant has prepared Draft Master Plan Strategies and will return to joint public meetings to share with Commissions, Boards and the Town Council before developing the Draft Downtown Master Plan.

Upcoming Public Meetings - Review Draft Downtown Master Plan Strategies

April 26, 2022 - Joint Commission/Board Meeting (Planning, Historic Resource, Design Review)

April 27, 2022 - Joint Commission/Board Meeting (Parks, Arts and Senior)

May 17, 2022 - Town Council Meeting

Please visit www.danville.ca.gov/agendas for details of these upcoming meetings

Stakeholder Meetings

To view previous Stakeholder Meetings please click on the links below.

January 1st Downtown Core Stakeholder Interview

February 1st Outside Downtown Core Stakeholder Interview



  • Downtown Master Plan Outreach Survey concludes with strong community participation

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    The community outreach survey concluded on February 14 with nearly 1500 Danville residents, business owners, and visitors offering their opinions and feedback on Danville’s Downtown Master Plan Update. The survey was available between January 7 and February 14, 2022, and sought community input on how businesses and residents envision improvements to Danville’s treasured downtown spaces.

    This project aims to reimagine some of the public spaces within the downtown to provide essential connection and engagement while balancing the need for adequate public parking, drainage facilities, accessibility to all businesses, and essential services such as trash pick-up. The Town and its urban design firm SWA will now review and coalesce all the input from the community survey and develop strategies for the Town Council to review.

    “We are thrilled with the number of responses the survey received. We know that the downtown is a treasured place, so it was important for us to get this feedback from the community,” said Jill Bergman, Business and Economic Development Director for the Town. “We want to thank everyone who took part and encourage people to follow the progress of Downtown Master Plan Update on the project website at www.DanvilleTownTalks.org.”

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