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Zoning, Planning, and Urban Design


Responsibilities & Contact Information:

The Planning Division oversees the administration of the City of Roanoke's Zoning Ordinance through regular review and updates, development review, and support of the Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission to promote the health, safety, and welfare of Roanoke's citizens. The Division also oversees the development of long-range planning policies and implementation of the City of Roanoke's Comprehensive Plan, Vision 2001-2020, through public outreach, education, and engagement; grant writing; and program administration.

Location: 215 Church Avenue, SW, Room 166, Roanoke, Virginia 24011
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except City Holidays)
General Questions: (540) 853-1730
Fax: (540) 853-1230

Quick Links:

Zoning Ordinance

Boards & Commissions:
Architectural Review Board
Board of Zoning Appeals
Planning Commission

Special Projects:
Belmont Historic Architectural Survey
Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Policy Update

Long Range Plans:
City of Roanoke Comprehensive Plan - Vision 2001/2020
Components of Vision 2001-2020

Urban Design:
Neighborhood Design District
Historic Overlay Districts
Residential Plans Library
Residential Pattern Book for the City of Roanoke
Street Design Guidelines
Urban Design Manual