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419 Town Center Plan
(c) Mark Morrow
The draft 419 Town Center Plan reimagines the Route 419 area  near Tanglewood as a distinct and
vibrant new destination for businesses 
and residents that accommodates all travel modes.

Draft Plan      Public comments

  Community Meeting Dates
  Kick-off Visioning Event on September 15
  Planning Night 1 at Barrel Chest on October 11
  Design Workshop at Holiday Inn Tanglewood on November 14, 15 and 16
  Planning Night 2 at Hilton Garden Inn on January 4
  Plan Unveiling at South County Library on March 23
  Planning Commission Public Hearing on May 2
  Planning Commission & Board of Supervisors Joint Work Session at Roanoke County Administration Center on June 6 at 5 p.m.
  Board of Supervisors Public Hearing - TBA
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Draft Vision Statement
The 419 Town Center creates a vibrant new center for community life, embraced by the spectacular beauty of the Roanoke Town Center. Our town center mixes diverse new housing options; job opportunities; shopping, dining, and entertainment choices; chances to enjoy art and music—all within a short walk. Our town center offers people opportunities to live healthier lifestyles, reinforces our commitment to environmental responsibility, and advances the Town center’s emergence as a center of knowledge and innovation.

Draft Principles
  • Harness the power of our location and market strengths to enhance the Town Center’s livability
  • Improve connectivity
  • Promote a sense of community and inclusivity
  • Celebrate the Town Center’s nature and the corridor’s natural setting
  • Create an authentic place

For more information, contact:
Philip Thompson   
Deputy Director of Planning
(540) 772-2029  |  Email 
Jill Loope
Economic Development Director
(540) 772-2124  |   Email


Retail Market Analysis
Full report coming soon

Learn about the type and number of businesses the study area could support, according to market research.

   residential   Residential Market Analysis
Learn about the type and number of housing developments the study area could support, according to market research:

 Infrastructure Site Constraints
Learn about current infrastructure’s availability and capacity, including water and sanitary sewer, stormwater, and electric, gas and broadband:

  Existing Conditions    Existing Conditions Report
Learn about past studies in the study area, its regional context, current demographics, current zoning, land use and more:

Reimagine 419 Fact Sheets
More information about the study organized into a two-page fact sheet.

View the fact sheet updates:

  Online Survey   Online Community Survey
This short survey was open from September 15 to October 14 and received over 350 responses.
Read the Community Survey Results

 Story Map
Story Map
Learn more about the evolution of Route 419 and find out what projects are already underway in the Study Area using this interactive Story Map.
View the Story Map

  MySidewalk    Community Input through mySidewalk
Share your ideas about the future development of the study area, and see how the plan changes over time through community involvement.
Contribute to the Plan through mySidewalk

 PDF documents

Presentations and Resources
Documents and presentations from community meetings along with past studies and background information about the area.
View Documents and Resources

  419 Study Area Map   Maps
Route 419 Multi-modal Improvements Concept Map:

Additional maps attached below.

419 Study Logo Photographs
Photographs of the community meeting process.
View Photo Gallery

  PSA   Public Service Announcement
View the 30 second Public Service Announcement produced by RVTV-3 on YouTube.
View the PSA


Presentations and Resources
 Community Meetings
 September 15 Kick-off Visioning Event
 >> Read the meeting notes including a summary of the results of the visioning exercises
 >> View the presentation
 >> Complete the exercises
 October 11 Barrel Chest Open House / October 14 Roanoke County Employee Event
 >> Read the meeting notes including a summary of the survey results
 >> Take the short survey
 November 14-16 Design Workshop
 >> Read the meeting notes from the Workshop
 >> View the presentation from Day 1
 >> Review the draft vision and principles
 >> View the presentation from Day 3
 January 4 Transportation Scenarios
 >> Read the meeting notes
 >> View the presentation
March 23 Plan Reveal
 >> Read the meeting notes
 >> View the presentation
May 2 Planning Commission Public Hearing
 >> Read the meeting notes
 >> View the presentation
 Media Coverage about the 419 Town Center Study

 Past Studies and Background Information
 Planning for Economic Development presentation to the Board of Supervisors (2016)
 Route 419 Urban Development Planning Study Area Map (2015)
 Route 419 Urban Development Planning Study Staff Proposal (2015)
 Route 419 Widening, Safety, and Multimodal Improvements (2015)
 Route 419 Frontage Development Plan (1987)
 Roanoke Valley Pedestrian Vision Plan (2015)
 419 Multimodal Plan (2010)
 Bikeway Plan for the RVAMPO (2012)
Additional transportation planning documents are available at the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission Documents Webpage

 419 Study Area Map  PDF  1.1 MB
 419 Zoning Map  PDF   3.4 MB
 419 Study Area Ownership Size Map  PDF  2.9 MB
 419 Study Area Ownership Value Map  PDF  2.9 MB

Public Service Announcement
View the 30 second Public Service Announcement produced by RVTV-3 on YouTube.
View the PSA