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Roanoke’s Strategic Plan

Roanoke's Drafted Strategic Plan In Dec. 2018, City Council and the community were presented with a Strategic Plan to help guide city initiatives. The City would like to welcome community feedback on the drafted plan before January 15. To provide feedback and share your ideas, please review the document and fill out the [...]

Melrose-Orange Target Area (MOTA)

What is the Melrose-Orange Target Area (MOTA)? In 2014, the City began allocating HUD funds in the Melrose-Orange Target Area. The MOTA boundaries encompass portions of the Loudon-Melrose and Melrose Rugby neighborhoods and extend from 10th Street NW to 24th Street NW and Hanover Avenue NW to Loudon Avenue NW.  The intent of [...]

Neighborhood Traffic Circle Project: Persinger & Bluefield

Temporary Traffic Circle Pilot The City of Roanoke Transportation Division installed a three-month pilot traffic circle at the intersection of Persinger Road and Bluefield Boulevard. Persinger Road is a neighborhood collector road that connects two major roads in the City of Roanoke: Colonial Avenue and Brambleton Avenue. Persinger Road is also the backbone [...]

City Website Redesign Feedback

Project Background Before 2020, the City's website www.roanokeva.gov will be redesigned and we want to include the community in that process. In Fall, 2018, we surveyed citizens to get feedback and ideas. The City's latest web design was launched in 2015 and was developed by CivicPlus. Here's what the data tells us: What are [...]

Fiscal Year 2019 Adopted Budget

The budget document is one of the most important documents produced by a locality.  The FY2019 Budget Document identifies the services to be provided (along with the funding), and the rationale behind key decisions for a year-long period between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Within each budget document you will find [...]

Wasena Bridge Replacement

Wasena Bridge Replacement Project The City of Roanoke is planning to replace Wasena Bridge. Construction will not begin until 2022, but we want your feedback and for you to be involved in the decision-making process as we move forward. We want to make sure that the new bridge reflects the functional and aesthetic preferences [...]

Community Development Fund Allocation

Where should Roanoke's next "Target Area" be located? Roanoke receives Federal Community Development funds that is used to improve many aspects of a neighborhood - ranging from housing renovations to street and park enhancements. To maximize that funding, the City of Roanoke selects a targeted area to allocate funds to for a period [...]

Stormwater Communication Assessment

Roanoke Stormwater's goal is to transform our waterways into community assets, focal points, and a source of pride for those that live, work, learn, and play in the Upper Roanoke River Watershed. In order to accomplish this goal, Stormwater has developed a few communication strategies to get important messages about water quality and [...]

2018 Hazard Vulnerability Assessment

Each year, the City of Roanoke's Office of Emergency Management performs a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment to determine what concerns citizens and businesses may have. This survey also measures the community's sense of preparedness related to hazards. The 2018 FEMA Hazard Vulnerability Assessment survey for Roanoke, Virginia has closed. If you have any questions [...]

Love Letters to Roanoke

What do you love about Roanoke? To celebrate Valentine's Day in 2017, the City of Roanoke's Planning Department launched a new community input campaign. Since then, City staff have attended numerous community events - ranging from Local Colors to the Deschutes Street Pub - to help promote the campaign and get feedback. This [...]