Downtown Plan 2017

The Downtown Roanoke 2017 plan, December 18, 2017, as amended, can be found here:

Downtown Roanoke 2017 Plan

Public Hearings were held in December. Planning Commission reviewed the plan and voted unanimously to recommend adoption of the Downtown Roanoke 2017 plan. The City Council voted 6-0 on December 18, 2017, to incorporate the plan, as amended,  as an element of the City's Comprehensive Plan.

The City of Roanoke hosted an Open House meeting to display the major themes and key ideas being proposed within the new Downtown Plan.  Utilizing surveys, public input, and information from stakeholders, the City has begun drafting the Downtown Plan and hopes to establish policies and goals that help add new life and maintain the vibrancy of Downtown Roanoke.   

The City would like your input as you review the big ideas that are starting to take shape within the Downtown Plan.  The boards from the Public Meeting can be downloaded here, and can be seen in the adjacent graphic. 

For more information please contact: Wayne Leftwich, AICP
Senior City Planner  
(540)853-1104 [email protected]


The City of Roanoke is preparing to update the Downtown Plan.  

We need your input and ideas to help us create a vision for the downtown area for the next twenty years.  Public meetings were held on October 27th and November 29th, 2016, at the City Market Building.   We heard some great ideas.

If you missed the meeting, see what you missed below and feel free to contact us and let us know what you think.

Presentation from November 29, 2016, meeting

The City of Roanoke did some preliminary work on the Downtown Plan in 2014 and 2015 with several input meetings and a public survey. The results of this initial effort will be utilized as a foundation for the plan as new ideas are gathered over the next several months. The Downtown Plan will be drafted this Spring/Summer and finalized in Fall 2017.