Born out of the Blacksburg Downtown Strategic Plan, the Draper Road Streetscape Project seeks to create a welcoming, vibrant, walkable, bikeable, and livable downtown area.
Downtown will be a dynamic, progressive, and accessible place that fosters growth and innovation; celebrates the town’s history, character, and distinctiveness; and offers a diversity of housing options to ensure an equitable future.
The community shares a desire for a more active, accessible, and diverse downtown. Achieving this vision will require balancing growth, town identity, cost of housing, and placemaking.
Use the slider below to see the existing streetscape and how new elements may be added to create a new environment. As the planning process progresses, the community will be asked to prioritize some of the elements seen below including murals, street trees, bioretention facilities, and new crosswalks. This is just one example of how the street could change – what’s your vision?