The Roanoke Planning Commission can’t stop a VDOT interchange. Best then to plan for future development.
The Roanoke Planning Commission last week delayed adopting a land-use plan for a large track of undeveloped acreage alongside Interstate 581 not because there were objections to the plan, but because there are objections to the future.
The future, though, will arrive whether or not Roanoke plans for it. The decision by the Virginia Department of Transportation has already been made, the money allocated, and the project soon will start to complete the I-581 interchange with Valley View Boulevard.