419 Town Center

419 town center design guidelines

In July 2019, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors adopted the 419 Town Center Plan. Development of new design guidelines will provide further guidance on the design of both public and private investments and improvements in the study area. The design guidelines will help shape the built environment, meet community expectations, provide a vibrant public realm, and maintain a consistent character and high quality of design and aesthetic. 

We held a 419 Town Center Design Guidelines Open House Meeting on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at South County Library for citizens to review and provide comments on the proposed design guidelines, including: a framework plan, character districts, regional multi-modal connections, and street design. (WDBJ7: 419 Town Center leaders share update on plan and hear from community) The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors and Roanoke County Planning Commission held a 419 Town Center Design Guidelines Joint Work Session on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. 

On Tuesday, September 6, 2022 the Roanoke County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on a proposed amendment to the Roanoke County Comprehensive Plan. The proposed amendment would amend the 419 Town Center Plan, which is a component of the Roanoke County Comprehensive Plan, by incorporating the Roanoke County 419 Town Center Design Guidelines into the 419 Town Center Plan.

Review the proposed 419 Town Center Design Guidelines here

419 Town Center Design Guidelines Public Hearing
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Roanoke County Administration Center
5204 Bernard Drive, Roanoke, VA 24018

Questions? Please contact Philip Thompson, Director of Planning, at: pthompson@roanokecountyva.gov or (540) 772-2029.

The 419 Town Center will redefine Roanoke County's largest retail destination as a vibrant, walkable community.

Across the U.S., auto-oriented commercial strips are rapidly changing into pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use town centers and main street settings. With its easy access, strong demographics, and several large property owners, the 419 Town Center is ideal for this kind of redevelopment.

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Tanglewood announces new retail tenant SKECHERS

Skechers will occupy a portion of the former Stein Mart space and will be co-located with Burlington. Interior redevelopment is currently underway and the store opening is planned for early fall. Learn more...

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Tanglewood welcomes Burlington as their newest retail tenant

Burlington will occupy the former Stein Mart space with interior redevelopment currently underway. Learn more...

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Tanglewood announces Chili's and Popeyes restaurants

Two new restaurants will be built on outparcels at Tanglewood Mall. Chili’s and Popeyes will construct new facilities along the Electric Road/Route 419 corridor near Staples and T.J. Maxx. Learn more...

419 Town Center Plan Awards
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419 DemographicsReimagine 419: Thinking 20 Years Forward

In 2016, Roanoke County began a planning study for roughly 390 acres along Route 419. Anchored by Tanglewood Mall, the area includes the South Peak planned community, vacant property owned by Old Heritage Corporation as well as numerous commercial, office and high-density residential uses. Learn more:

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Retail Market Analysis

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Residential Market Analysis

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  1. 419 Town Center Area: Site Selector Map


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The Site Selector application helps business owners and corporations search for and locate available buildings and sites, and combine their search with key community and business demographic information. 

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Click the icons on the map for information about each site.

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For more information, visit the 419 Town Center Plan webpage.