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Jan 22

New Transit Facility - Why Downtown and Why Now?

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 11:35 AM by Whitney Slightham

Earlier this month the City Council announced their intent to partner with the Greater Roanoke Transit Company (GRTC) and Hist:Re Partners in the development of a new transit transfer facility downtown.  In addition to the new transit facility, plans also include the redevelopment of the current facility on Campbell Avenue into a multi-story mixed-use development, and the establishment of a new train station adjacent to the Amtrak platform.

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Jan 14

The Week Ahead

Posted on January 14, 2019 at 4:39 PM by Whitney Slightham

Often on Sunday evening my wife will ask what the week ahead has in store for me.  Most often, my answer is meetings.  The upcoming week is no different, a plethora of meetings lies ahead.  Each of these meetings is intended to initiate something, advance something, or give me the opportunity to meet someone new or learn something I was not aware of. 

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Jan 07

Thanks, John

Posted on January 7, 2019 at 4:44 PM by Melinda Mayo

One of our community’s elected representatives recently resigned, finding it increasingly more difficult to maintain the necessary legal separation between his two passions—private development and community service.  I want to thank John Garland for his 2-plus  years of service on Roanoke City Council.

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