Development & Design


VPIS strives to achieve a vibrant, attractive and sustainable community, to participate in the city’s long-term planning process, and to pursue the preservation of historic resources. Additionally, VPIS  presents biennial awards to residential and commercial properties to promote good design in the city.

VPIS Design Advisory Program
The Society advises City Council, Commissions, City staff, developers, and individuals who wish to change the design of the City. Copies of our letters regarding new developments, renovations to city building/properties, school development projects and other city design issues are available here:

Biennial Excellence in Design Awards 
Plaques and certificates are presented to residential, business, or public facilities each year to recognize excellence in architectural or landscape design.