Formerly known as SunTrust Plaza, Holton Plaza is a new plaza dedicated to former Gov. Linwood Holton located in downtown Roanoke between Market Square and Elmwood Park. The new plaza’s edges are pulled back from sidewalks to make room for food carts and food trucks. Larger shade trees enclose the plaza near main sidewalks.
Dogwoods, one of Holton’s favorite trees, and seat walls engraved with notable quotes from Holton’s inaugural address line the plaza’s perimeter. Beautiful blooming Crepe Myrtle trees surround a central island. Entering the plaza, visitors find a pedestal and plaques highlighting milestones in Holton’s life.
For more information about Gov. Linwood Holton and the ribbon cutting ceremony, please read this blog post: