Initially, the DNDC engaged property owners and neighborhood associations in three (3) Danville neighborhoods (namely, White Rock, Westmoreland, and the DCC-Cardinal Village community) in property assessments, neighborhood planning, and creative placemaking projects. With the help of community partners, including the City of Danville, the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region, and the Danville Regional Foundation, the DNDC launched the Danville Home Repair Blitz program in 2018 and the Danville Neighborhood Leadership Conference in 2019.
In 2022, the DNDC will launch a pilot initiative called Mission 180: Repair – Rebuild – Revitalize that focuses on improving housing conditions and property values on targeted street blocks via a combination of residential property improvements and resident leadership-capacity building. Our goal is to make a positive, measurable impact on market conditions to the extent that substantial rehab and new infill housing economically feasible. More information is to come.
Mission 180 has (3) facets: