A couple of stories trending this morning on roanoke.com (which were also on today’s front page):
Passenger rail service won’t reach Roanoke for an estimated three to four years, but work by engineers and consultants has lent the project new realism.
Unless there’s an unexpected glitch in funding the plan, “I don’t know anything that would hold it up now,” said Wayne Strickland, who directs the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission.
Roanoke is hoping the third time is lucky with the old YMCA building on Church Avenue — the city has found a developer who wants to renovate the 57-year-old landmark.
Faisal Khan, who is also developing the Crystal Tower building downtown, plans to build 6,000 square feet of commercial space and between 47 and 53 apartments in the old YMCA.
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