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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

City Plan 2040

What should Roanoke look like in 20 years? 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. The most important step in the process is collaborating with [...]