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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

Phone: 276-403-5171

Fax: 276-403-5381

55 West Church Street
Room 217
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 

Printable Forms

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.