Additional Business Districts

RDA to provide programing to addition Neighborhood Business Districts in Danville.  

The River District Association (RDA) is excited to be piloting an initiative that will bring the revitalization programming that has been successful in the River District to additional Neighborhood Business Districts (NBD) in other parts of the City of Danville.  The work in the River District will continue with the same energy and focus, but through community engagement and partnerships the River District Association will be supporting additional NBD revitalization.  RDA will help facilitate community led visions for these NBD initiatives, and provide support through existing programming such as the Dream Launch Bootcamp and Pitch Competition, Facade Improvement Grants, and more.  




The identified NBD's are: 

The North Main Business District: The North Main District is from Riverside Drive, up N. Main Hill to Thomas Street.  


NBD New and Updates

October 4th, 2022 - The RDA Facade Improvement Grant Program is now open to properties in the N. Main Business District (From Riverside Dr. up to Thomas Street). 

The Façade Improvement Grant Program is designed to assist property and business owners in rehabilitating facades for commercial buildings and businesses in the River District. Positive visual impact stimulates private investment, and complements other community development efforts. We want to provide you with the resources to improve the exterior appearance of your business.

A total of $5,000 is available to be awarded in matching grant funding. Grants are required to have a 1:1 match (50% up to $5,000).

You can read the details and apply by downloading the Facade Improvement Grant application.  

For more questions you can also get in touch with RDA Programs and Services Director Design and Expansion, Lashawn Farmer at 434-791-0210, or