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Hurt Park/Mountain View/West End


Hurt Park/Mountain View/West End
Neighborhood Plan

The Hurt Park, Mountain View and West End neighborhoods lie between the Roanoke River and the Norfolk Southern Railroad Tracks west of downtown Roanoke. The three neighborhoods each have their defining characteristics, yet at the same time the three are adjacanet and share common boundaries. Development in the area dates to the early 20th Century as railroad executives and other wealthy citizens began to move further from downtown into large houses with landscaped yards. This area features some of the City's finest examples of its early architecture. Approximately half of the area is a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. Sections of Hurt Park and Mountain View are in the City's H-2, Neighborhood Preservation District, and alterations to the exterior of these structures must be reviewed by the Architectural Review Board.

Over the last half of the 20th Century this area has undergone a number of changes. Today it features a broad mix of land uses from single-family residential to industrial districts. While the Hurt Park, Mountain View and West End neighborhoods are no longer the premier residential neighborhoods they once were, the area has retained much of its historic qualities and offers solid residential, commercial and industrial redevelopment opportunities. The three neighborhoods, which together comprise Census Tract 10, are eligible for future allocations of City Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds.

Download the entire Hurt Park/Mountain View/West End Neighborhood Plan (2.79 MB, will be very slow for dial-up modems)

To download individual chapters of the plan click on the links below:
The Neighborhoods
Community Design
Residential Development
Economic Development
Public Services
Quality of Life
Implementation and Acknowledgements

Inviting Roanoke Back to its River, the Mountain View/Norwich Corridor Plan

The Mountain View/Norwich Corridor Plan was developed in response to policy recommendations in the City-Wide Brownfield Redevelopment Plan. The City of Roanoke identified the Mountain View/Norwich area as one of two initial focus areas in the brownfields initiative and produced this plan to implement specific policies and actions to advance broad objectives of the comprehensive plan, neighborhood plans, and the city-wide brownfield plan.

Inviting Roanoke Back to its River adopted by City Council September 15, 2008, aims to transform the Mountain View/Norwich Corridor from a dormant area to a vibrant district connected to the adjacent neighborhoods. Environmental assessments and clean-up, along with the Roanoke River Flood Reduction Project and greenways projects, will spur the transformation, encouraging economic development and private investment. This underused corridor has the potential to become a vibrant area with a mixture of residential and commercial uses closely situated to new linear park space along the Roanoke River.