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 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 [...]

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 [...]