Sunday, July 24, 2016
Bulldozing, backhoes are moving dirt and toppling trees on what was once Roanoke airport property between Ranch Road and Portland Avenue in Northwest City.
A small parking lot is expected to relieve parking that neighbors now see as a parking problem with the Countryside Park and trails being so popular from visitors outside the neighborhoods.
Roanoke City swapped land with the airport many years ago before Roanoke City Council voted in March of 2010 in a closed session to close the city-owned golf course it purchased in 2005. The shock to the neighborhood occurred just at the time city administration promised them to continue operating the course for at least 5 years.
The golf course would