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CL- 1965 Work Session   Item #:   F.    
Work Session Meeting
Meeting Date: 08/09/2018  
Subject:    Request by River District Association to Rescind Ordinance #2005-09.12
From: Earl B. Reynolds, Jr.

COUNCIL ACTION
Work Session Meeting:     08/09/2018
SUMMARY
The City has received a request by the River District Association to Rescind Ordinance No. 2005-09.12, Pertaining to the Approval Process for the Painting of Murals in Downtown Danville.

The Downtown Danville Association, Inc., doing business as the River District Association, has requested that the subject Ordinance be rescinded (see attached letter).  In 2005, the Downtown Danville Association, Inc., was tasked, by Ordinance, with the responsibility of developing and managing a mural program to enhance the attractiveness of the Downtown and Tobacco Warehouse Historic Districts.  A side goal was to ultimately be designated as a Mural City under the auspices of the Mural Cities USA Program, which no longer exists. 
BACKGROUND
In 2011, the City developed a new Economic and Comprehensive Plan to promote the revival of the downtown area.  The Plan created what is now known as The River District, which boundary goes beyond the Historic Districts named in the subject Ordinance.  The Plan also recommended, and the City Council approved, the creation of The River District Design Commission and official River District Design Guidelines that govern development activities within the River District, which includes the painting of murals.

With the Commission and Guidelines now in place, the subject Ordinance has been superseded in its intent, and its requirements are often in conflict with and duplicative of what is required by the River District Commission and Guidelines.
RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that the City Council concur in the request of The River District Association, which is to rescind Ordinance No. 2005-09.12, Pertaining to the Approval Process for the Painting of Murals in Downtown Danville.

Attachments
2005 Ordinance
RDA Letter

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