n Approved a Heart of Danville application for a $396,820 grant from the federal Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century program. The city's match would be $99,206. Heart of Danville Executive Director Julie Wagner said the money would be used to build new sidewalks, plant trees and pay for other landscaping projects in connection with the construction of a downtown parking garage near the Hub-Gilcher building.
n Heard Wilma Brown of the Community Arts Center committee report that plans for renovating the old Federal Building had been approved by the federal government. The commission said it needed more time to review the plans before taking action on them; that action likely will come at the next commission meeting on Feb. 23. The plans include several studios and offices, a gift shop and a coffee shop.
n Assured local skateboard park proponent Paul Sirimongkhon that the city is still considering the idea of constructing a park somewhere in Danville. Commissioner Jamey Gay said $50,000 for planning and first-phase development for the park is in the city budget for this fiscal year.