Roanoke County to reveal draft plan for Reimagine Hollins

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) - Roanoke County is getting closer to creating a plan for the future of the Hollins area, thanks to people who live in the area.

Taking input from the community, the county's planning department has created the first draft of a plan that will help shape the future of Hollins.

This came after community meetings held last year and a study of the 465 acre area.

"You know people talked about having bicycle and pedestrian facilities," said Philip Thompson, Acting Director of Planning for Roanoke County.
"So we'll have a variety of different projects at different road segments so that people can weigh in as far as priority, and which is the highest priority project they'd like to see done first."

Thompson said you can see the grand reveal of the first draft on March 23 and 25. They plan to create the final plan by the end of summer, get it approved and hope to begin implementing some of these projects by the fall.