Uh-oh! Did someone say parking meters for downtown Roanoke?
There is a parking problem in downtown Roanoke, or at least there is a perception of a parking problem.
For urban planners, the problem is defined thusly: There are way too many blah-looking, partially filled asphalt lots that, for a price, offer a quick pull-in for drivers but absolutely nothing of visual interest to anyone else. (The percentage of space used for parking far exceeds that occupied by buildings.) Imagine the buildings filled with commerce that could be planted there.