Notice of Public Hearing
City of Martinsville, Virginia
March 9, 2021
The City of Martinsville will hold a Public Hearing on March 9, 2021, at 6:00 PM in the Cafeteria of Albert Harris School located at 710 Smith St, Martinsville, VA 24112. The purpose of the hearing is to solicit public input on the proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application to be submitted to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for the Martinsville Pine Hall Neighborhood Revitalization Project. Residents of the project area are encouraged to attend.
The Martinsville Pine Hall Neighborhood Revitalization Project application will include the following activities: housing rehabilitation, clearance and demolition, stormwater system improvements, street resurfacing and roadway improvements.
The draft CDBG application will be presented for comment along with information on projected beneficiaries, including the number of low- and moderate-income residents to benefit from the proposed project, and plans to minimize displacement. Citizens will also be given the opportunity to comment on the City of Martinsville’s past use of CDBG funds. A fact sheet on the proposed project and the draft proposal is available from Mark McCaskill, Director of Community Development, at 55 West Church Street, Martinsville, VA 24112. For additional information, please contact Mr. McCaskill at (276) 403-5169.
Comments and grievances can be submitted in writing to Mark McCaskill, Director of Community Development, at 55 West Church Street, Martinsville, VA 24112, or by phone at (276) 403-5169 or Virginia Relay Service 711 before Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 3:00 PM.
If you plan to attend and have any special needs requirements, please call Mr. McCaskill at the number listed above.
The Martinsville Community Development office develops and administers plans, ordinances, and programs to promote the public health, safety, and welfare of present and future City residents. Within the Community Development Office, one will find guidance for Building Inspections and Permits, Zoning, Planning, and Subdivisions.
The department maintains and updates the City's Comprehensive Plan; administers Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances; coordinates federal and state grant applications for community development projects; and provides staff support to City Council, the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Tree Board, and Architectural Review Board. The department also collects data and provides information for policy development relating to economic development, transportation, affordable housing, and environmental planning.
- Mark McCaskill
Director of Community Development
- Kris Bridges
Building Official and Zoning Administrator
- Cori Spence
Community Development Associate
55 West Church Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112
To apply for a permit online:
(Building, Demolition, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Fire Protection, Land Disturbance, and Sign)
For more information about obtaining a building permit, please visit the Inspections page
Zoning Ordinance Update
The new City of Martinsville Zoning Ordinance is in effect as of August 1, 2017.
Community Development Projects
- Pine Hall CDBG - To Be Determined
- Brownfields Assessment Grant
- Zoning Ordinance Updates
- Healthy Hub Project Feasibility
- Comprehensive Plan Updates
- Chief Tassel Revitalization
- Sign Permit Application (Fill out the "Sign" section on this application)
- Land Disturbance Application (Fill out the "Land Disturbance" section on this application)
- Zoning Clearance Form
- Home Occupation Application (Used when you have a home-based business)
- Variance Application
- Rezoning Application
- Special Use Application
- Enterprise Zone Incentive Chart - City of Martinsville
- Enterprise Zone Incentive Application
- Special Events Application
All permit applications may be mailed, faxed, emailed, or delivered in person. Building permit applications may be submitted online.
Uptown Master Plan
The Uptown Martinsville Physical Improvements Plan by Land Planning Design Associates is below.
- Martinsville Historic District
- Fayette Street Historic District
- E Church Street/Starling Avenue Historic District
- Martinsville Local Historic District Design Guidelines
- The National Park Service- The Benefits of Local Historic Districts
- Arts & Cultural District/Enterprise Zones map