Roanoke County is looking for community input on the future of two commercial corridors that will be the focus of major planning studies in the coming year.
The Hollins and Oak Grove areas are each slated to get their own planning study. Similar to the Reimagine 419 initiative, the studies will explore ideas to make the respective neighborhoods more attractive and accessible.
The county is kickstarting the projects by circulating online surveys to get public input on how the corridors function now and how they could be improved. Questions range from concerns about safety and transportation infrastructure to ideas for new land uses.
The Hollins study is tackling a 465-acre zone that boasts the highest population density in the county. The Oak Grove study aims to cover a 173-acre area that includes shopping centers such as Keagy Village and Southwest Plaza, in the city of Roanoke, which is partnering in the project.
More information about both studies and links to the online surveys can be found on the county’s website at www.roanokecountyva.gov/reimagine.
The surveys will be followed by community meetings set to happen in March.