Sign Campaign: Zoning Reform for Complete Neighborhoods Say Yes to Housing! The City of Roanoke is using a sign campaign to promote text amendments that expand housing opportunities. If you would like to receive a free sign, they will be available at the September and October Open House Meetings. If you [...]
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Open House Meetings The Roanoke City Planning Department is working on removing barriers to housing through changes to the Zoning Ordinance. The proposed amendments will aim to create more housing opportunities and address priorities identified by the community in City Plan 2040. Attend an open house meeting and share your thoughts. Click [...]
What is an Accessory Apartment? An accessory apartment, also known as an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), is an independent, residential living area that is on the same property as a larger, primary dwelling unit. The term accessory describes the unit as secondary to the primary unit, in the same way a garage is [...]
Lick Run Site Revitalization The former CeeBreeze Nursing Home was an abandoned property with a history of flooding and flood damage, due to being built in the floodway of Lick Run. The goals of this project were to remove the flood damaged building, restore the property to open space, and create a green [...]
Together we can make our streets safer Thank you for your involvement in the Change Lanes to Pass campaign! The City of Roanoke recently completed a Traffic Safety campaign that aimed to: Reduce car and bicycle collisions Increase awareness of the change lanes to pass law and the requirement to give 3’ minimum when [...]
What is a Comprehensive Plan? Every 20 years or so, City planners gather ideas and feedback from the community and develop a new Comprehensive Plan. This document helps guide policy decisions and future investments in the City. Comprehensive plans provide a broad vision for the future of the community with recommendations for implementation. [...]
What is the Belmont-Fallon Target Area? For nearly 20 years, Roanoke has concentrated its community development funding into a single neighborhood to increase its impact. In 2019, the City selected the Belmont and Fallon neighborhoods as a focus for the next five years. Known as "Belmont-Fallon," this area is located between I-581 and [...]