Design Committee

The Design Committee plays a key role in shaping the physical image of Main Street as a place attractive to shoppers, investors, business owners and visitors. To succeed this committee must persuade business owners, building owners and civic leaders to adopt a specific approach for physical improvements to buildings, businesses and public improvements. Specifically:

  • Educating others about good design - enhancing the image of each business as well as that of the district;
  • Providing good design advice - encouraging quality improvements to private properties and public spaces;
  • Planning Main Street’s development - guiding future growth and shaping regulations;
  • Motivating others to make changes - creating incentives and targeting key projects.


Jun 20, 2017 - Collaboration with Historical Society on Walking Tour Brochure.

Summer 2017 - Awarded grant for flower beds at gateway

Jun 1, 2016 - Develop Streetscape design for Colonial Avenue

Spring 2016 - Initiated Red Geranium Project

Summer 2016 - refurbished Community Bulletin Board and added flowers

Current Projects and Activities

  • Entryway flower beds on Colonial Avenue
  • Hanging Banners on Colonial Avenue
  • Researching preservation of historic buildings
  • Soliciting ideas for murals on Colonial Avenue
  • Exploring ideas for facade improvements on Colonial Avenue

Committee Chairperson(s)

Joyce Reimherr - email: -

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Downtown Colonial Beach Inc.

315 Douglas Avenue - Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443

(804) 454-4985