The focus of this priority is to proactively and efficiently maintain needed infrastructure. Infrastructure means the fundamental capital assets required to support the operation of City activities. It includes the City’s complete streets and rights of way, parks, information technology equipment and software, fleet and capital equipment, buildings, greenways, public spaces and stormwater facilities. Many types of infrastructure necessary for the community to function are provided by other agencies such as the WVWA, Roanoke Regional Airport, Norfolk Southern, VDOT, and utility companies.
The infrastructure priority includes the city’s collaborative relationship with these other organizations. Infrastructure is important because it provides the framework of interrelated systems that provides commodities and services essential to enable, sustain or enhance societal living conditions. New infrastructure should be built for quality, and resources for its maintenance must be anticipated and provided.