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Building Safety Month

Celebrate Building Safety Month This May Building Safety Month is an international campaign celebrated in May to raise awareness about building safety. For more than 43 years, Building Safety Month has reinforced the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to [...]

Historic Preservation Month

Celebrate Preservation Month This May Celebrate Preservation Month this May by putting a spotlight on the people in our community who are doing the important work saving our places and building our communities through preservation! Historic place-savers pour their time, energy, resources (and sometimes a great deal of sweat and tears) into protecting [...]

Home Safe

Home Safe The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law on March 11, 2021, provided resources necessary for recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. ARPA authorized two critical funding streams: HOME-ARP, aimed at reducing homelessness and increasing housing stability; SLFRF, aimed to aid state, territorial, local, and [...]

Heat Ready Roanoke

Climate change is one of the most important issues of our time and has major health and healthcare implications. Heatwaves are one of the most dangerous of all weather-related disasters. Climate change will increase their frequency, duration, and intensity. Heat exposure and health risks are closely linked to the built environment of cities and [...]

Flood Resilience Planning

What is Resilience Planning? Urban resilience is the ability to withstand and recover from unexpected shocks associated with natural hazards and climate change. Building resilience to these risks can be dealt with most effectively through strengthened urban planning and management. What is the City doing to Build Resilience in the Community? In [...]

Accessory Apartments/ADUs

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

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 [...]

Brandon Avenue Safety Improvements

Transportation Division to implement Safety Improvements along Brandon Avenue Consistent with the City's Complete Streets Policy, the Transportation Division has worked to develop a Safety Improvements project along Brandon Avenue. As part of the FY21 Annual Paving Program, Brandon Avenue between Colonial and Brambleton Avenue is scheduled to be milled and overlaid in [...]

Traffic Safety Campaigns

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 [...]

Belmont-Fallon Target Area

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 [...]

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