The City of Roanoke retained
Gateway Planning Group for a comprehensive long-term redevelopment plan
for the downtown area. Phase 1, presented in June of 2004, consisted of a
vision for redevelopment for Roanoke including architectural renderings
and photographic representations of appropriate architectural styles.
Phase 2 included extensive surveying to allow for the development of an overlay district, specific ordinances for this district, and the 2007 renovation completion of the Rock Building, originally built in 1886. This stately building, the cornerstone of downtown Roanoke, was originally the Silver Spur Saloon.
Today, the City of Roanoke welcomes everyone at the Roanoke Visitor Center and Museum. A recorded Texas historic landmark marker was dedicated in April, 2010; the Visitor Center and Museum is located at:
114 N. Oak Street
Roanoke, TX 76262
Downtown Roanoke was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
Unique Dining Capital
Roanoke was named the Unique Dining Capital of Texas in June 2009. Reconstruction of Oak Street is complete and downtown Roanoke is a thriving shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.