Roanoke Chamber Opposes Plan Moving City Homeless Aide Office To Amtrak Station Site

The city still plans to provide some sort of Amtrak station in the 4,000 square-foot building, which can contain other tenants.

Current plans call for the Homeless Assistance Team (HAT) to relocate later this month to 1 Jefferson St., which the city took over last year for an Amtrak station. The building, which housed an insurance company that vacated in February, is seen from the Amtrak platform. PHOTO BY HENRI GENDREAU FOR THE ROANOKE RAMBLER 

Roanoke will move its homeless assistance team this month to a downtown office building that will also house the city's future Amtrak station.

Yet some business leaders are pushing back on the city’s plans.