Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke’s Department of Planning, Building, and Development is currently in the process of updating the Downtown Plan. Public meetings to gather input will be held on Oct. 27 and Nov. 29 at the City Market Building beginning at 6 p.m.
The department is looking for input and ideas from citizens to help update the vision for the downtown area for the next 20 years. The plan will seek to address the rise of downtown living and the importance of public spaces and amenities. It will also focus on successful small businesses, major employers, and other initiatives that help establish downtown Roanoke as a regional destination.
The most recent plan for downtown was completed in 2002. The city did preliminary work on the plan update in 2014 and 2015 with several input meetings and a public survey. The results of that initial effort will be utilized as a foundation for the planning process as additional input is gathered over the next several months.
The city hopes to finalize the Downtown Plan by the spring of 2017 with public hearings to be held by the Planning Commission and City Council. For more information, visit roanokeva.gov/downtownplan, or contact Senior City Planner Wayne Leftwich at 853-1104.