Online Publications

Planning
Comprehensive Plan
This Comprehensive Plan (PDF) provides a long-term vision for the future of Radford, and builds upon the City's 2001 Comprehensive Plan to make Radford a "Green" community that is truly the New River City by establishing strong connections to the River. Major themes that run throughout this Plan are identifying and implementing "Green Infrastructure" initiatives that will protect the natural character of the City; diversifying the tax base through residential, commercial and industrial development with significant redevelopment opportunities, all in a sustainable manner; beautifying the entire City and instilling pride throughout the community once again; and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents, students, tourists and businesses.

Future Land Use Map
Open Space 2006 Master Plan documentation:
Riverfront Tree Management Plan
A report (PDF) outlining the staff proposal for management of trees and other vegetation along the New River. The report focuses on the area from Bisset Park to the Radford University Dedmon Center. This is the section of the river where phase 1 of the bikeway/walkway project will be constructed.

Radford Transportation Plan 2020
Summary (PDF) of transportation improvements for the Radford area.

Main Street Concept Plan

This report (PDF) is an excerpt from a grant application for improvements along Main Street from Tyler Avenue to Berkley Williams drive. The most intense changes are proposed from Tyler to Harrison.

Zoning Ordinance
This document (PDF) reflects the changes from a comprehensive rewrite of the City’s zoning regulations. The ordinance is effective July 1, 2007.

Park Road Second Avenue Improvement Project
This is a plan for reconstruction (PPT) from Sixth Street to George Street. The improvements will include safety improvements, bike lanes, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, turn-lanes, storm drainage, relocation of electrical lines and replacement of a water line. The highly traveled road is an east-west connector and accesses the City schools and Recreation Center.