Franklin-Colonial, Roanoke, Virginia

Franklin-Colonial, Roanoke, Virginia

Franklin-Colonial is a Roanoke, Virginia neighborhood located southwest Roanoke that is bisected by the three primary arterials of Franklin Road, the Roy L. Webber Expressway and Colonial Avenue. It borders the neighborhoods of Wasena and South Jefferson on the north, Grandin Court and Raleigh Court to the west and South Roanoke to the east. The southern border is shared with Roanoke County.cite web
title=Explore Roanoke Neighborhood

publisher=City of Roanoke Department of Neighborhoods
] As of the 2000 U.S. Census, Franklin-Colonial had a total population of 2,860.cite web
title=Franklin Road/Colonial Avenue Area Plan: Introduction
publisher=City of Roanoke Planning Division


Characterized primarily with post-World War Two suburban development, Franklin-Colonial was annexed from Roanoke County in this period.cite web
title=Franklin Road/Colonial Avenue Area Plan: Community Design
publisher=City of Roanoke Planning Division
] Today the area is known as the location of the Towers Shopping Center, Fishburn Park Magnet Elementary School, James Madison Middle School and Virginia Western Community College.


External links

* [ Franklin Road/Colonial Avenue Area Plan]

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