Monday, June 17, 2013

What is Span the Dan Movement?

Hello everyone!

I'm sure that at this point, you're wondering exactly what "Span the Dan" means and what we are up to. Span the Dan movement is a group of community members who are trying to create amazing public spaces right here in Danville. Right now, we are thinking about additional and alternative uses for the Dan River Mills Pedestrian Bridge, located between the White Mill and the new YMCA site (formerly the Long Mill), shown below.

We want you to be involved in every step of the process! We are currently brainstorming about what types of activities people would like to see in the space on and around the bridge, and we need your help! If you click the link below, you will be directed a survey where you can give your input about what you would like to see going on at the bridge site as well as space for additional comments.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment or email. We appreciate your input and look forward to working with you!

1 comment:

  1. Getting public opinion and ideas on what to do with this bridge is a wonderful idea. If you want to help stop the shrinking population of Danville and keep young people from moving on to another city, you should help provide jobs and something to keep them from being bored out of their minds. So, I think if this bridge connects buildings with some kind of restaurants, shopping, entertainment, rooms for rent, nightlife, and daytime relaxing by the river, it would be a big hit. Durham, NC downtown area would be a great area to model after, especially their old warehouse buildings.