The Western Virginia Regional Industrial Facility Authority was formed in 2014 by Botetourt County, Franklin County, Roanoke County, the City of Roanoke, the City of Salem and the Town of Vinton. The purpose of the Authority is to provide a mechanism for localities cooperate regionally on economic development projects. The Authority works closely with member governments and economic developers throughout the Roanoke Valley Region of Virginia.
Board meetings are typically held on the third Friday of each month at 10:00AM at the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission Office, 313 Luck Avenue SW, Roanoke, Va. A list of other public meetings and more information with agenda packets can be found on our full meeting calendar.
Wood Haven Road Site
May 18-2018-Roanoke Gas will be making system improvements along the northern and western boundaries of the property that belongs to the Western Virginia Regional Industrial Facility Authority. Contractors will be doing limited clearing and boring necessary to connect existing natural gas lines on Wood Haven Road to a natural gas main on Loch Haven Drive. A 6 inch PVC distribution line, the kind used throughout much of the Roanoke Gas system, will run along the edge of the Western Virginia Regional Industrial Facility Authority property at standard system pressure and will connect to existing infrastructure on Wood Haven Road. This new connection will improve reliability and supply to surrounding residential users and support future development. Roanoke Gas will revegetate the narrow strip of land that is disturbed during the process.
The Western Virginia Regional Industrial Facility Authority (WVRIFA), comprised of local government leaders from Roanoke County, Roanoke City and the City of Salem, has acquired 106 acres on Wood Haven Road for economic development purposes. Consulting engineering firm Draper Aden Associates has been hired to assist in the master planning of the site. The process will include several community meetings to share and collect information.Wood Haven Site Information