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February 6, 2018

Property/Business Owner

RE:          Williamson Road Improvements

Dear Sir or Madam,

You are receiving this letter because you are a property or business owner on Williamson Road and your input is important to us.

I think we can all agree that Williamson Road between Orange and Angell Avenues is dated and worn. In order for Williamson Road to have a prosperous future, developers, businesses and customers must find an area friendly and attractive. They tell me they need to see investments in the area that update and uplift the area. In other words, Williamson Road is in great need of a facelift!

The Williamson Road Area Business Association (WRABA) board, charged with improving and promoting economic development along the Williamson Road Corridor, believes improvements to the road are in the best interest of the area businesses and commerce. We have initiated conversations with Roanoke City transportation experts and invited a broad range of stakeholders to be a part of the process. Announcements of meetings and invitations to participate were issued via multiple public announcements including, but not limited to, local TV and radio news casts and newspaper articles, via our quarterly newsletter posted on our web site, and Facebook Posts. We involved representatives from:

  • Neighborhood groups
    • Ben Burch, Air Lee Court Neighborhood Watch
    • Bert Boyd, Greater Grandview Neighborhood Watch
    • Joanne Lynch, Huntington Court Neighborhood Watch

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 In this issue.......

  • Williamson Road Improvement Committee Reached Consensus on Concept Plan
  • Reaching a Balanced Solution on Internet Sales Taxes  by Congressman Bob Goodlatte
  • From the Desk of WRABA's Executive Director
    • Another year ends..join in!
  • Roanoke County Update-Commercial Corridor Matching Grant Program
  • Roanoke City Police Department-Three Holiday Gifts to Give Thieves and They'll Love You For It!
  • Calendar of Events
  • Required Withdrawals from Retirement Plans:   What Should You Know?
  • Handle with Care:  Mutual Funds and Taxes

 If you are not already a WRABA member, Join us!  See page 8 for our Membership Application!...Read More



 In this issue.......

  • Williamson Road Improvement Committee Work Continues
  • 12th Annual Roanoke Greek Festival
  • From the Desk of WRABA's Executive Director
    • Scam prevention
  • 12th Annual Roanoke Greek Festival
  • Calendar of Events
  • Roanoke County Projects Update
  • Roanoke City Police Department-CPTED Assessments to "Scare" Away Burglars
  • Roanoke City Fire Department News
    • Fire Prevention Month
    • GTO Program
    • High School EMT Program Update
    • What's Up Wednesday
  • Calendar of Events
  • Can You Save for College and Retirement?
  • IRS Continues to Enforce "Reasonable" Shareholder-Employee Salaries

 If you are not already a WRABA member, Join us!  See page 8 for our Membership Application!...Read More





WRABA Forms Williamson Road

Improvement Committee


WRABA has been looking at possible improvements on Williamson Road since its inception.  Our push for curb, gutter, sidewalk, better more attractive lighting and other improvements was further emphasized with the results of the neighborhood walks conducted over the past 2+ years.  Especially in the areas of the road between Angel and Orange Avenues.

Recent research and conversations with Roanoke City has resulted in the formation of the Williamson Road Improvement Committee consisting of the….Read More

I was recently invited by Cox-9 to share our vision for Williamson Road on their show The Cox Connections. Here is the WRABA segment of that show...


Thank you to Cox-9 and their wonderful crew for inviting to share on the show!