If you’ve been downtown you’ve noticed the construction happening at many of Roanoke’s historic buildings.
This story in Sunday’s business section highlighted a few of those projects. The story includes updates on the Sixteen West project (expected to bring downtown its first grocery store in decades), a bed and breakfast, and the old Billy’s Ritz building.
As Roanoke City Manager Chris Morrill points out in the story, it’s a compliment to Roanoke that private investors are taking an interest in downtown. Their projects will help downtown’s growth because more downtown residents and workers generally means more business for stores and restaurants, Morrill said.
Does the idea of living downtown appeal to you? And if you live downtown, what is it missing?