The Virginia Affiliation of Counties awarded Roanoke County a 2021 achievement award for revitalization in Vinton’s downtown district. And the Worldwide Financial Improvement Council granted Roanoke County an award for public-private partnerships in Vinton’s downtown revitalization.
“The neighborhood sees one undertaking at a time, and so they see the outcomes of these initiatives,” Loope mentioned. “However whenever you put all of it collectively, you actually start to appreciate the influence of those initiatives collectively.”
Redevelopment initiatives are troublesome, as a result of they require coordination between personal builders and native governments, and it takes longer from begin to end as a result of there are grants to use for, she mentioned.
“It’s a partnership that works,” Loope mentioned. “That’s true financial improvement, whenever you repurpose underutilized properties, redevelop them. However it’s not simple.”
And there are loads extra initiatives pinpointed for potential redevelopment in revamping Vinton.
Persevering with the refurbishment of historic buildings, Loope mentioned she desires to see what makes use of could be milked out of an outdated dairy barn on Cardinal Park Drive, close to the Vinton Enterprise Heart.
“We need to flip it into some form of retail-commercial use,” Loope mentioned. “Possibly a brewpub. That’s simply one of many potential makes use of. Don’t get too stirred up over that but.”