Roanoke's Residential Pattern Book won the 2009 American Planning Association Virginia Chapter Innovation Award and the Roanoke Valley Preservation Association Education Award.

Roanoke's Street Design Guidelines and Complete Streets Policy were sought out and selected by the American Planning Association (APA) for its "Essential Info Packet" for Complete Streets. The Essential Info Packet is a compilation of best practices publications on a cutting-edge topic of interest to practicing planners across the country.