Comprehensive Plans

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

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. Comprehensive plans provide a broad vision for the future of the community with recommendations for implementation. This vision includes guidance for land use decisions, pressing community concerns, and economic investment.

While a comprehensive plan is necessary to ensure coordinated development and balanced investment, it is an advisory document. Comprehensive plans are not a guarantee of future development, initiatives, or funding. The implementation section of the comprehensive plan outlines the necessary tools and partners needed to bring the comprehensive plan to life. This includes participation from local government, nonprofits, investors, and community members alike.

Legacy City Plans

View Roanoke’s full history of visionary Comprehensive Planning Projects.

While you’re here…

We are currently seeking community feedback for the following projects. Please take a minute and share your ideas!

Heat Ready Roanoke

Climate change is one of the most important issues of our time and has major health and healthcare implications. Of all the weather-related disasters, heat waves cause the most deaths every year in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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