DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Danville Housing Division is now accepting proposals to develop residential properties in the Monument Street and Berryman Avenue area.

In partnership with the Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the project is accepting proposals until 2 p.m. on February 17. City representatives say the area is around 17 acres and can include taller multi-family and mixed-use units, and single-family infill development.

“The Monument-Berryman area has a lot of potential to create an anchor community
within the city,” said Susan McCulloch, division director for housing & development in
the Community Development Department.

The project is part of the city’s effort to address the current housing issue. Based on the Danville housing market analysis from 2022, the city saw a need for housing options, including rental housing, homeownership for first-time buyers, and citizens ready to move into bigger and new houses.

“Many of the buildings have been demolished. They were mostly bungalows for
the surrounding industry.” McCulloch said. “Now, it is time to think of something different.”