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Jun 01

Roanoke Recap June 1, 2022

Posted on June 1, 2022 at 4:27 PM by Carol Corbin

Upcoming Street Closures

Upcoming special events with parking or street restrictions:

First Fridays on Friday, 6/3/22, from 5 pm to 9 pm on Franklin between Williamson and Jefferson

Straight Street Youth Night on Friday and Saturday, 6/3/22 to 6/4/22, from 5 pm to 11 pm, on Luck between 3rd and 4th

Summer Concert on Friday, 6/3/22, from 6 am to 11:45 pm, at Elmwood Park

Sidewalk Art Show on Friday thru Sunday, 6/3/22 – 6/5/22, from 6 pm Friday to 6 pm Sunday, on Salem between Williamson and Jefferson, Market Street and Wall Street

Community High School Celebration on Saturday, 6/4/22, from 2 pm to 8 pm on Norfolk between Campbell and Market

Summer Concert on Saturday, 6/4/22, from 6 am to 11:45 pm, at Elmwood Park

King George Block Party on Saturday, 6/4/22, from 11 am to 6 pm, on King Geroge Ave SW between 4th and 5th

IRONMAN 70.3 on Sunday, 6/5/22, from 6:30 am to 4 pm, all though the area. Main points are Dale Ave, Jamison, 9th st, Jefferson between Walnut and Reserve, and Reserve between Jefferson and Franklin.


Download Waze App

The City of Roanoke has partnered with Waze and joined the Connected Citizens Program in an effort to let citizens know about traffic impacts of capital improvement projects, special events, and planned street closures. Download Waze and join other drivers in Roanoke who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute.

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Roanoke is on the list of 24 best mountain towns in the US. ????

Autumn Town Twilight Roanoke

Outside posed the questions “what makes the perfect mountain town? Quick access to adventure, of course, but how about the less obvious attributes? Does it have solid breweries and après food? Can an abundance of bike parks outweigh a lack of taco joints?" Hats off to all the awesome organizations and people working hard to make us a better outdoor community and putting us on the national map?????

The City oProposed 2022 HUD Annual Planf Roanoke's Proposed 2022 HUD Annual Plan is now available to the public for review and comment

The 2022 HUD Annual Plan addresses vital community needs that can be addressed with federal funding received by the city from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funds are intended to primarily provide services for low to moderate income residents in housing, neighborhood revitalization, human services, economic development, and services to the homeless or those at-risk of homelessness. Over $6.5 million in funding from Community Development Block Grants, HOME Investment Partnership Grants, Emergency Solutions Grants, CARES Act and the HOME American Rescue Plan programs are being directed to various non-profits and city departments to address eligible activities during the FY 22-23 fiscal year. A majority of CDBG and HOME funds will be directed in the Belmont/Fallon Target Area.

To view the plan, click the following link:

To comment, email [email protected] or mail in your comments prior to June 22 to: HUD Community Resources, C. Noel Taylor Municipal Building, 215 Church Ave SW Room 305 North, Roanoke VA 24011.

Meaningful Access - Language Access Cards

We're really proud of all the services, programs, and activities we offer, and we want to ensure that everyone in our city has meaningful access to them. So, for those of our residents who speak languages other than English, we've created these cards. Cards are available in: Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Dari, Farsi, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Lai, Mandarin, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu, and Vietnamese. All City offices and departments have access to interpreters in over 280 languages AT NO COST to the users!! These cards are available at the Department of Social Services, our public libraries, and at the Municipal Building, so that those who need language assistance have an easy way to ask for it. Spread the word and help us continue to create belonging and ensure meaningful access to all our residents!

lang access cards

gun locks

The City of Roanoke's Gun Violence Prevention Commission is providing gun locks for distribution to families of students in Roanoke City Public Schools. Contact your school today to receive a free gun lock. Gun locks are also currently available at the Roanoke Police Department - VA, located at 348 Campbell Avenue.