Roanoke County Board of Supervisors to hold public hearing, vote for 419 Town Center Plan

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Roanoke County leaders are set to host a public hearing and vote Tuesday for the ‘Reimagine 419’ plan to embed it into the county’s comprehensive plan.

Originally made in 2016, the plan covers 390 acres of the county and provides a guide to what the 419 corridor will look like in the future.

The plan calls for a revitalization of the Tanglewood area with mixed-use space. Research shows more than 15,000 square feet is available for restaurants and walkable areas.

County leaders say if approved, the development would be similar to malls in the surrounding area.

“First thing I think you’ll see at Tanglewood would be some type of out-parcel development similar to Valley View Mall,” said Philip Thompson, director of planning for Roanoke County.

“When they did the restaurants out in the parking lots or shops and so forth. I think that will be the most likely thing you’ll see first.”

Thompson says if approved, the plan would be completed in stages so the county can work with business owners around the area.

“The hard work is the implementation,” said Thompson.

“It’s very tedious in going through project by project. Whether it’s a transportation project, whether it’s a development project we’re working with, those owners, those businesses to make this happen.”

Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting starts at 3 p.m. at the Roanoke County Administration Building on Bernard Drive.

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