Pedestrian Safety Campaign

Working together to make the City of Roanoke a pedestrian-friendly city Pedestrian safety is very important to the City of Roanoke. Pedestrian and vehicle conflicts in our city streets are frequent, and although crashes resulting in severe injuries are rare, the common near-misses or close calls make our residents feel uneasy especially 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 [...]

Welcoming Roanoke

What is Welcoming Roanoke? Roanoke is among 13 communities selected by New American Economy (NAE) and Welcoming America to receive awards through the Gateways for Growth Challenge. As part of this award, Roanoke is receiving support to create the Welcoming Roanoke Plan, which will serve as the City's multi-sector strategic plan for integration [...]

Brownfield Redevelopment Program

What is the Brownfield Redevelopment Program? Roanoke’s Brownfield Redevelopment Program is a component of the City’s efforts to encourage investment in and rejuvenation of its core neighborhoods. Brownfields are properties that have actual or perceived environmental impacts which complicate their future use or development. The Brownfield Program is a [...]

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 encompasses portions of the Loudon-Melrose and Melrose Rugby neighborhoods. The boundaries extend from 10th Street NW to 24th Street NW, from and Hanover Avenue NW to Loudon Avenue NW.  The intent [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]