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419 Town Center
In July 2019, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors adopted the 419 Town Center Plan. Development of new design guidelines provide further guidance on the design of both public and private investments and improvements in the study area. The design guidelines 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.
On September 28, 2022 the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to 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.
The 419 Town Center Design Guidelines were completed under a Growth and Accessibility Planning (GAP) technical assistance grant. Administered by Virginia’s Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), GAP technical assistance projects seek to align infrastructure development with designated and emerging growth areas to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Organized under four program components, Roanoke County applied for planning assistance to explore improvements necessary to further the implementation of the 419 Town Center Plan.
The design guidelines are an accompaniment to the 419 Town Center Plan to provide further guidance on the design of both public and private investments and improvements in the study area to 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 over the long-term future.
As developers, investors, companies, institutions, and other stakeholders begin to participate in the study area’s evolution, they will be looking for the additional guidance provided by the design guidelines to execute projects that advance the 419 Town Center Plan vision.
While the creation and evolution of mixed-use development over time can involve many unknowns, there are several overarching guiding principles that should be followed as a basis for successful projects: Placemaking, Diversity of Uses and Densities, Pedestrian Orientation, Flexible Transportation Network, and Environmental Sustainability.
These design guidelines provide a framework to ensure that the implementation of projects within the study area will be of a high design quality and character. Ultimately, they are about helping provide consistency and preserving investments. These guidelines are not intended to supplant existing policies and procedures regarding planning and development, but instead to provide additional guidance and flexibility to help both public and private projects achieve the vision of the 419 Town Center Plan.
Review the 419 Town Center Design Guidelines here
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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.
The two-story, 16,000 sq. ft. Fallowater Square office building on Fallowater Lane is now open. Learn more...
OTH Chop House and Oyster Bar Coming Soon
The new restaurant will be called OTH Chop House and Oyster Bar. The “OTH” stands for On The Hill. The new owners said that they hope to open in May and will focus on fresh seafood, high-end cuts of meat and a raw bar. Learn more...
Fallowater Square Opening
The newly completed Fallowater Square office building is officially open and fully leased with national tenants Long & Foster Real Estate and National Spine & Pain Centers. Learn more...
Chilis Grand Opening Coming Soon
The new Tex-Mex American casual dining restaurant located in front of Tanglewood Mall is expected to open within the next month with a proposed opening around mid-April.
Carilion Clinic Expansion
The $15 million Carilion Clinic expansion at Tanglewood is adding new psychiatry and behavioral medicine outpatient services. Learn more...
More New Openings
Burlington at Tanglewood, Frantz Diamonds on Ogden Road, Soccer Post at Old Country Plaza, and new-to-market Discount Tire on Route 419 are now open. New-to-market Chili’s, new-to-market Skechers, and Popeyes are under construction at Tanglewood.
Rezoning application of the Gallery at South Peak, LLC Approved
Roanoke County Board of Supervisors approved the rezoning application of the Gallery at South Peak, LLC, to rezone approximately 10.83 acres from C-2C and R-4C, to R-4C, to construct 260 apartments located at the 5000 block of The Peaks Drive in the South Peak community. Learn more...
Tanglewood announces new retail tenant SKECHERS
Skechers currently occupies a portion of the former Stein Mart space and is co-located with Burlington. Learn more...
Tanglewood welcomes Burlington as their newest retail tenant
Burlington currently occupies the former Stein Mart space and is co-located with SKECHERS. Learn more...
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...
Reimagine 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:
Retail Market Analysis
Information about the type and number of businesses the study area could support:
Residential Market Analysis
Information about the type and number of housing developments the study area could support:
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The bottom of the page contains a map of the current project statuses for projects located in the 419 Town Center Plan area. In addition to the three projects shown above, progress continues with three other multimodal transportation projects located in and near the 419 Town Center Plan area:
1. Improvements completed in 2021 along Route 419 between Ogden Road and Route 220 will be extended along Route 419 to Starkey Road with Phase 2 of the Route 419 Widening, Safety and Multimodal Improvement Project. The project is anticipated to include:
- Conversion of the shoulders to shared through/right turn lanes;
- Sidewalks along both sides of the road;
- Bicycle lanes along both sides of the road;
- Intersection changes to a Thru-Cut configuration with pedestrian signals and crosswalks at the Starkey Road intersection; and
- Intersection changes at Ridge Top Road to a Restricted Crossing U-Turn, which is similar to the intersection at Route 419 and Bernard Drive.
Preliminary Engineering is just beginning. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has contacted property owners along and near the project and will be collecting additional field information in the coming weeks. Construction is anticipated in 2027.
2. The Route 220 Signal Improvements project will improve four signalized intersections along Route 220 using an Innovative Intersection design known as a Thru-Cut. Intersections will also include pedestrian signals and crosswalks. The changes will restrict movements straight across intersections from side street to side street, while keeping right and left turns at each intersection. The result will be more “green time” for all traffic signal phases. These intersections include:
- Southern Hills Drive/Valley Avenue
- Pheasant Ridge Road/Crossbow Circle
- Buck Mountain Road/Stable Road
- Clearbrook Village Lane/Indian Grave Road
This project is also in the Right-of-Way phase and construction is anticipated in 2024.
3. Construction will be starting in March on the Starkey Road/Buck Mountain Road Roundabout planned to replace the current "T" intersection at Starkey Road and Buck Mountain Road. Sidewalks and crosswalks will connect the roundabout to adjacent properties and to the Branderwood subdivision. The roundabout will improve traffic flow and safety at this busy intersection.
Construction is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2024.