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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Parks and Recreation Master Plan

#Plan2Play Parks and Recreation Master Plan The City of Roanoke's Department of Parks and Recreation is developing a new five-year Master Plan. In March, 2018, they held community feedback meetings and later in the Spring, they sought input from a digital survey. View Master Plan Project 2013 - 2018 Plan [...]

Downtown Plan 2017

The Downtown Roanoke 2017 plan establishes a vision for the future of downtown. While Downtown Roanoke has experienced rapid growth over the last several decades, this plan addresses a number of challenges that the community identified. Potential design and infrastructure changes that the Downtown Plan proposes to Salem Ave. The plan discusses the [...]