Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation to host event to rally support to save historic building

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - A Roanoke group is calling on the community for their support in their fight against plans to tear down a historic fire station.

The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation is hoping to save the Fire Station 7 building in Grandin Village.

The city plans to tear it down and build a new one.

The foundation will host a meeting this weekend where they will reveal two new plans to save the building.

"Primarily it is to show these two alternative concept plans to demonstrate to the public that there is an alternative to demolition that is feasible. We're really hoping the public will back us up and show their concern about this to the city council," said Allison Blanton, the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation President.

The event will happen this Saturday at 10 in the morning at the CoLab building in Grandin Village in Roanoke.