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.

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Building Safety Month

Celebrate Building Safety Month This May Building Safety Month is an international campaign celebrated in May to raise awareness about building safety. For more than 43 years, Building Safety Month has reinforced the [...]

Historic Preservation Month

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Home Safe

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